Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) the writer, poet and critic, prophetically described the artist's contribution to a new metaphysical language when he wrote of the cubist art of his day, which "borrowed not from the truth of sight, but by the truth of the insight".
Stepping into the world of Gheorghe Virtosu we are transported to 'strange, beautiful realms'. Radical and rebellious, Virtosu is an inspiration to visual artists, musicians, poets and performers worldwide. With over 4000 impressive original works, this is the largest and most extensive collection in a generation.
Virtosu believes in the power of the imagination. The viewer is invited to see the various characters in his creation and their meaning in his imagery world. Virtosu wrote 'I create a system, rather than being a slave. I will not reason & compare; however, I can do that: I aim to create.' Virtosu created his visuals populated by a host of beings that he invented, or re-interpreted.
Really, Virtosu's philosophical reflections on the significance of art are complex and frequently turgid, rarely influenced by anyone, his idealism and a theosophical conviction that man is spiritually evolving away from physicality, individuality and the self, and toward "a new culture" where "the human is open to the universal and will tend more and more to unite with it.". We can see it in the attempt to dilute our reality in a reach coloration of the present work.
Forces give way to forms, which in a round fashion return to the ultimate power underlying all life. This connection presented to the viewing public by Virtosu Park Geun-Hye, painted in 2015, is presaged in his earlier works.