Opening Thursday 20th September 2012, 19.30
Melenia Art Gallery, Constantin Daniel 3, Bucharest.
Melenia Art Gallery invites you on Thursday 20 of September 2012, at 19.30, at the opening of “Dust” exhibition. The artworks are signed by the artist Maia Stefana Oprea.
The “Dust” project's compositions are comprised of hieratic figures trapped in a kind of spherical torn. The works are sensorially situated in between humane and the brute with its formal anthropomorphic and zoomorphic approach,. The investigative basis of “Dust“ consists of “catching” the state of inner chaos, which seems to accompany the creative self when it “erupts”. However, the manner of expression is antithetical to this „eruption“, manifesting itself as a sort of tactile void.
Joining the “Dust” project, the series of artworks united under the title of “Transmographies” and “Mummifications” combine in a profoundly personal manner diverse areas of artistic expression, such as airbrushing, collage, sculpture and engraving.
“The characters which populate the space of these works are emphasized precisely by their lack of individuality: elongated figures with bodies and limbs fanning around, as if drifting into the surroundings. They are ordinary bodies centred around the supressed memories or half-forgotten intimacies that are personal and at the same time as individual to each of us. It is a silent violence, emanating from figures that cannot walk, see or speak“, says Maia Ştefana Oprea.
Duration of the exhibition: 20th of September - 17th of November 2012
Daily Hours: Tuesday - Friday 13.00 - 19.00 & Sat. 12.00-17.00.
Sunday & Monday closed
Melenia Art Gallery is the first Greek Art Gallery in Bucharest. Its objective is the presentation of worth seeing artists of contemporary art. Melenia Art Gallery hosts art classes and workshops in a bid to entertain an art lover community.