Description At first sight, a blunt crate. Though only in appearence; behind this appearance is unrolling a simbolistic that puts us face-to-face with an architectural psychosis, specific of the communist regime. The crate is hanged on the wall of an appartment from a block of flats built in the midst of the 'Golden Age'. The agglomeration of geometrical forms that one can see inside the crate is nothing else but the replica of the gray and repulsive labyrinths of flats, that represents the final product of one of the most morbid urbanistic experiments in the history of the romanian communism.
Maia Oprea, Bucharest Member Since February 2012 Artist Statement I am a young romanian artist, currently living and working in Bucharest, Romania. After pursuing my fine arts studies in the quiet Savannah (Georgia), on the east coast of the United States of America, followed by a great encounter with the french Alps in Grenoble, I am now finishing my painting bachelor at the Bucharest National Arts University. Over the years I have undertaken projects in many different medias and techniques (such as video art, photography, graphic arts, sound art, art in public spaces), but I am nevertheless commited to what one would consider being the "traditional" arts, mainly those of painting, drawing, engraving and sculpture. For the moment I am going back and forth between contemporary approaches and traditional sujects . My paintings are usually the result of a fiery war, which I attend as an active spectator, and of the countless transformations occuring during work. What I often propose myself is almost meant not to reach a purpose, and not infrequently I am afraid that if I add anything else, the canvas will be destroyed. This makes me think of something I have read in the notes written by an artist I very much appreciate, the italian sculptor Alberto Giacometti : „ This is not to realise the vision I have of things, but to understand why we fail. (...) I'm indifferent to the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful thing. A successful painting, a failed painting, a successful drawing, a failed drawing , this doesn't mean anything. The failure is of interes to me just as much as the success." I wanted to share this with you because it somehow states what I consider will remain forever my conviction, mainly that the importance lies in the working process, and not in the finality of the art object.That my art will change according to my life, and the different styles as well, trying to remain as sincere as possible towards my art. Having that in mind, I let the paintings speak for themselves. As a mention, all my artworks are for sale.