Painted 2016 to 2017 by British artist, Gheorghe Virtosu, b. 1968. Oil painting, Abstract art, 133 cm high by 130 cm wide. 52 X 51 inches.
Eastern-Western cultures, past-contemporary epochs, male-female – we are really used to thinking of everything in terms of juxtaposition. However, when giving a panoramic view of the history of human culture, it occurs that behind all those ‘decorations,’ we have more similarities than differences. That is the idea of looking at Gheorghe Virtosu ’s abstract painting get you thinking of.
Art requires integrity, especially non-figurative one: it can’t exist without the sense of wholeness, otherwise, a painting loses its aesthetical attractiveness. It is like in music – you need to keep the entire harmony in mind. Gheorghe Virtosu follows the symphonic principle in arranging his pieces. Colors, lines, textures are the notes of his painterly melody that shapes up the composition of the oil painting.
The ‘tune’ of the oil painting is energetic, even bravura. Such mood is created by the vivid palette, based on yellow, red and blue tints. This is the so-called triad of primary colors – the most intensive and expressive combination. Its effect is amplified by the expressive loose brushwork, especially in the rendering of the background. Pastose painting surface creates the impression that abstract forms are floating in the ocean of color. Centric composition conveys the sense of the isolation from the rest of the space. At the same time, merging and melding organic forms represent the idea of interconnection of all existing things – it’s impossible to define the beginning and the end of any figure, so you just have to embrace them as the unity. However, this unity isn’t solid and stiff – Gheorghe Virtosu ’s oil painting canvas is filled with the sense of inner dynamism and motion.