The series of Zăercs as objectual support (see Trigâ-s small dictionary) is a multiple staging, the first exhibition of the project being named "Waste- first stage". A scene is a rarefied space, in which the actors are invested with almost shamanistic powers and cathartic ends, remaining, to a large extent, illusory machines. The art gallery is a scene, the paintings are another scene, behind the paintings there is another scene, unseen, of the zăercs which exist as real created objects and which stood at the basis of the paintings. Behind the zăerc structures lies the real life scene. On this first scene (in fact the last one) the zăercs turned into actors, into , reflecting into the gallery visitors as other zăercs, that we carry along through countries, through the cities, the seas, the streets, the kitchen, the bedroom, the other scenes.

Why all these stage framings ? I believe in the view that painting is an artificially accelerated mourning, a , where it is played and replayed the endless repetition of mourning, where we kill the dead, where the mourning transmits that guilt of the survivor in face of death, of the intolerable, but lowered at the rank of survival in face of painting itself. The Zăercs of objectual support are for me a way of making my mourning, seeking a synonym with the retrieval of innocence through, the replay of this false innocence with the risk of losing it again, perhaps in search of precisely this loss.

 Through this series I wish to address myself to both painting and my own phantoms, through some personal stories extended to collective stories, with the hope that my painting can thus speak again, otherwise, about the world, about the historical.

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© Maia Oprea 2012