Painted 2014 to 2016 by Moldovan-born British contemporary artist, Gheorghe Virtosu, b. 1968. Oil painting, 192 cm high by 138 cm wide. 75 X 54 inches.
Abstract art master, Gheorghe Virtosu in his 2016 Collection of works is exploiting the evocative interrelation between color, motion, and form to create an aesthetic experience that carries a message within. The contemporary artist 's oil painting proves the connection between objective and abstract art. The master of abstract art conveys the sense of drama and action in his canvases, through the complex and vibrant painting texture, done with loose, gestural brushwork, and intensive palette. Thus, the artist accepts narration as an essential part of his abstract works. The oil painting title creates the bridge between his art and the viewer, giving the key to the interpretation of the image. Paradoxically, the artist doesn’t oust but welcomes the reality into his paintings.
Who is the rider on the strange creature? Is it the King? Alexander? Or the Devil? The Bible speaks extensively of Babylon and identifies it as the evil city. It was the birthplace of the seed of Satan the devil. In the very Garden of Eden, the die was set for all of humanity. The Garden of Eden, situated in the very region of Babylon, became the place where God pronounced His curse on the arch-rebel of the universe, and all those who would follow him.