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2000 Camp David Summit Painting

2000 Camp David Summit

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Dissapointment , Failure of expectations, Good and bad , Political history, Political art, Ugliness of power, United States, War

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2000 Camp David Summit (2017)

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2000 Camp David Summit (2017) oil painting Description

Talking about history using the language of non-figurative art seems to be almost impossible. History is always specific, whilst abstract painting avoids certainty, appealing not to facts, but emotions. Nevertheless, we are often mistaken, excluding feelings from history. All vicissitudes and achievements of the epochs affect not countries, not some ephemeral societies - it changes lives of people. 2000 Camp David Summit by Gheorghe Virtosu attempts to capture the emotional climate of the event - the mood of the failed expectations, anger, and disappointment. Such ‘mixture’ is expressed in the complex coloring of the backdrop. It is made of dark blue, combined with the strokes of purple, red, orange, yellow, and light blue, which were applied in the coloring of figures as well. Those tints, clear and joyful themselves, evolve into a somber mass oil painting. The notes of conflict are supported with the drawing of the image, where roundish shapes are merged with some elongated, sharp fragments. The composition of 2000 Camp David Summit oil painting is slightly off the balance: being mostly symmetric, it still has the number of ‘holes’ and ‘bulges’ that interrupt its integrity. They recall the images of animal-like creatures from the Mesoamerican painting, where snakes, jaguars, birds are entwined and devour each other in the everlasting fight. The whole visual construction of the oil painting looks like being torn from the inside and is about to burst - the exact feeling of the situation on the Near East. Unfortunately, we still experience it even today, 18 years after the Camp David Summit, when the problem still remains unsolved. "The challenge of this art is to evolve an expansive landscape that brings the viewer, idea, artist, and experience together. At once it is chaos, and at the same time a simple embrace of the loss of boundaries at the portal to new understanding." - G. Virtosu. Throughout history, the vision of art’s role has changed dramatically - from art as the representation of the transcendental side of life to being just an eye-pleaser. But after going through the trauma of two world wars in the 20th century, political art also became seen as an important platform for speaking up social position and discussing the political matters. Drifting away from ‘art for art’s sake,’ contemporary painters regularly refer to the topical subjects, which comes as no surprise, considering the aggressively intensive flow of mass-media content. As George Orwell once said, “In our age, there is no such thing as 'keeping out of politics. All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.”

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Abandoned Painting

Abandoned

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Dissapointment , Failure of expectations, Patience, endurance and struggle

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Abandoned

Year 2017

133x148 Cm / 52x59 In

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Abandoned (2017)

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133x148 Cm / 52x59 In

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Abandoned (2017) oil painting Description

The leitmotifs of Virtosu’s thought have been clearly stated from the very beginning: faith versus skepticism; hope versus pessimism; engagement versus neutrality; self-determination versus fatalism; imaginative freedom versus ideology. In the Abandoned by Gheorghe Virtosu these dialectical binaries and the ramifications they have engendered take on a visual, and, beyond that, material reality: impersonal iconography versus delicacy of facture; veiled intimacy versus formality of presentation; austerity versus rich tactility; assertion of the image as object versus mistrust of the image as representation. A stunning example of rich coloration and superb artistic prowess, Virtosu’s ingenious mastery at a critical moment of conceptual transition in his inimitable career. After being wrongfully accused Virtosu escapes from the law in an attempt to clear his name in 2014 making him a wanted person in European Union. For more than 5 years, Virtosu has continued to challenge, reinvent, and reshape the terms by which we define, understand, and experience painting as a contemporary medium in a culture saturated by new media. Following two decades as an acclaimed semi abstract painter, in the 2016, Virtosu explored a new frontier of abstraction, focusing his unique aesthetic and skill upon a series of vibrant canvases that reached new heights of innovation. Captivating in its dynamic juxtaposition of color, layers of space, and figuration making, the viewer boldly asserts Virtosu’s profound painterly virtuosity. Executed in 2016, the present work embodies the abstract lexicon that defined the breakthrough moment in Virtosu’s prodigious continuous career. The background is primarily blue with black and miniscule brush strokes of orange and yellow. Commonly perceived as happy or hopeful colors, within the context of "Abandoned", they assume a menacing tone. We could have red as a sign of hit or communicability and blue, on the other hand, as a chilling and rather venomous symbol. The composition of visual elements within is strong. The viewer can identify with the background a loud echo of abandonment, lament and fear which many have confronted, with all but a handful, being affected by it. The lighter colors, albeit hardly present, are the glimmer of our diminishing hope but not hopelessness. In the midst of a darkness which is squashing our very souls, we are hopping, however little, for the orange and the yellow to break out from their confined space and overwhelm the darkness. "Since the earliest years of our lives are preverbal, everything depends on emotional interaction. Without someone to reflect our emotions and feelings, we as humans have no way of knowing who we are." - G. Virtosu. While the centerpiece is colorful and bright, it is grotesque, having been transformed from human to a creature by the surrounding misery, and above all, its abandonment. This fundamental body of work bears witness to Virtosu’s increasing fascination with purposeful representation, impulse, and spontaneity within his medium. The peaks of impasto express Virtosu’s own acknowledgement of this instance of creative genesis. In keeping with the interpretation, one may visualize the multicolored central figure as bloodied and internally in a state of turmoil and anguish. The figure’s very soul seems to be crushed and the inner being misplaced. The piece is the definitive mark of his artistic identity, captivating semi-abstract painting in its broad execution and indomitable spirit. The present work most brilliantly encapsulates Virtosu’s unparalleled ability to temper the feeling of abandonment with logical separation, setting the elements of the formula. Looking at, the viewer experiences the true innovation of Virtosu’s Abstract: the sensation that beneath the vivid pigment is a specific, transcendent something to be feared and known to the artist as the feel of being Abandoned.

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A dramatic period of his life that made him encounter Loneliness, Abuse, Guilt, and Abandonment. read more

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Adam and Eve Painting

Adam and Eve

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Year: 2017
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Arabic art , Existance origin and civilasations., World religions and philosophies

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Adam and Eve

Year 2017

183x146 Cm / 72x57 In

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Adam and Eve (2017)

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Adam and Eve (2017) oil painting Description

Apart from narrative images, Adam and Eve art is not common. This abstract painting conveys a complexity regarding the meaning of life, followed by despair upon immersion into, and thought of, the provocation of the background. Abstract paintings are not easy to evaluate. It's okay when they follow a general theme, like Cubism, or when they include recognizable features, but Virtosu avant garde style raised well above usual perception and challenges the limits. Shades of grey and back dominate the careful brush strokes of yellow and a dull orange. The background could be interpreted as a dead forest or our own nightmarish reality. However, before one strays too far in subjective interpretation, the name of the oil painting must be considered. In light of the aforementioned, this is the world which God ejected Adam and Eve into and which is our present reality. The foreground is extremely bleak, as is the world and the lives of billion others. Thus, Virtosu is either exposing his own soul, or his perception of reality, or is warning us against belief in a `better tomorrow’ or it may be the opposite. Most do not need that warning because the background, with its smooth brushstrokes which meld the different shades of grey and black together, with drops of orange and yellow, is expressive of their own lives and their living reality. The painting center erupts in colors. They are, not soothing, despite that. This is because at the top of the centerpiece and to the mid right of it, we can see heads. However, distorted they are, they are heads with barely recognizable bodies. Adam and Eve by Gheorghe Virtosu have melded into one grotesque whole and have been rendered faceless and unidentifiable. The merry colors they wear is futile. It does not hide their suffering. Ultimately, this is not about Adam and Eve oil painting but about the artist. Virtosu anguish or his existential angst finds expression in this piece. Sadly, it reminds viewers of their own tortured selves and their attempts to hide it.

My characters — tell much of the world of which they are part of. The world of complexity and variable motivations in which we all live our lives. read more

My characters — tell much of the world of which they are part of. The world of complexity and variable motivations in which we all live our lives. read more

Creation is the opposite of destruction, and therefore my work was meant to counteract the corrosive process of one wasting themselves away in isolation. read more

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Albert Einstein Painting

Albert Einstein

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Year: 2017
Size: Small
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Great world personalities, Great world masters, Jewish Art, Progress makers

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Albert Einstein (2017)

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80x89 Cm / 31x35 In

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Albert Einstein (2017)

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Albert Einstein (2017) oil painting Description

"My mother said that if I wanted to be an artist, I'd be successful. That was the hardest thing of all for me as the urge for art creation were born while I was in prison. My mother died, and I had no real chance to pay last tribute. At that time, it wasn't about finding my own style or make it in the art world, it was about setting me free and what I had to say." - G. Virtosu. Albert Einstein (2017) is a stunningly beautiful canvas conveying the power of abstract and the artist's visceral response to the visualization of a genius. One of the most complete and beautiful pieces the artist has yet produced, and among the most exciting British art has yet created. The dignity of the image and the statuesque impressiveness, prove the originality of mood, authenticity of conception, and a sort of artist poetry of feeling. A bright mixture of colours, in the midst of which is the centrepiece. The latter is dominated by red, followed by black and grey, with the yellow being negligible. The centre is a discernible shape of a head. Unique and mesmerizing are the two words which come to mind when gazing at, and reflecting upon this painting. Gheorghe Virtosu is a primary master of the abstract art movement and school. From the perception of the viewer who has not engaged with abstract art, Virtosu extended beyond it and challenged its limits. Virtosu shows a refined interaction between medium and representation while serving his purpose of creating an energetic scene. This interpretation gains greater traction when we move to the four spikes protruding from the right side of the head. Three directly project from his brain, and two show the grey moving along the spikes. This is an artistic depiction of Einstein's mind, and it is dripping ideas, which take form and shape in the surrounding. Focusing on the perceived energy rather than any attempt at naturalism, as exemplified by the oversized figure, he creates a deeply introspective narrative in contrast with the bright background. While yellow dominates, other colours make an appearance, such as the purple in the bottom right corner, the orange in the upper right side and the blue scattered around. These are Einstein's ideas and, as depicted, they are beautiful. Impressive in size and saturation, the Albert Einstein canvas shows a specific spectrum the artist chose for depicting a genius. In the age when public curiosity is fueling interest in the unknown, Virtosu's primary motivation is to transcribe the progress makers of the glorious world we all witness. Albert Einstein by Gheorghe Virtosu stands as a symbol of a moment in time, an instantly recognizable figure that will forever permeate our psyche.

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Banishment of Nun sisters Painting

Banishment of Nun sisters

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Contemplation, Dissapointment , Patience, endurance and struggle, Religion and its roots, Rebellious, Soul-searching, World religions and philosophies

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oil painting / abstract art Banishment of Nun sisters (2017)

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145x138 Cm / 57x54 In

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Banishment of Nun sisters (2017)

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Banishment Of Nun Sisters (2017) oil painting Description

Banishment Of Nun Sisters by Gheorghe Virtosu resembles the chaos, in which all the elements are interrelated. The picture’s central figure looks like a jigsaw puzzle with numerous pieces, perfectly fitting each other. In the abstract art work, Gheorghe Virtosu employs a great number of hues, which vary in tones and value. Hence, both warm and cool colors intertwine in the painting, making it vibrant and saturated. Due to the contrasting tones, the abstract figure in the foreground stands out from the muted blue background. The shape of the subject matter is rather curvaceous, as it has prevalently flowing, thin, and curved lines. In addition, the balance is noticeably asymmetrical in the picture, since its right side looks heavier, due to the larger amount of colors and a greater variety of pieces included. "The debasement of values is a shame, not only because the resulting cynicism poisons the cultural well but also because it wastes a great opportunity. Values can set someone apart from others by clarifying its identity and serving as a rallying point for followers." - G. Virtosu. Virtosu’s work is dedicated to the real exclusion of Sister Jeannine Gramick from the School Sisters of Notre Dame in 2000, due to her support of the LGBT community in her speeches. Previously, Gramick had received a number of warnings from the Holy See, concerning her activity. Nevertheless, she, along with Father Robert Nugent, continued to conduct classes on homosexuality and founded the New Ways Ministry in 1977 (“Notification Regarding Sister Jeannine Gramick”). Eventually, the Vatican forbade the two to mention homosexuality in their speeches and written texts. Moreover, they were banished from the New Ways Ministry (“Maryland Nun Faces Banishment”). The abstract painting reflects Gramick’s discord with the Vatican, concerning her right to speak and defend the sexual minorities. Consequently, the painting represents the timeline of the scandal, which begins at the bottom left corner of the abstract figure. There, a mostly homogeneous sphere with different shades of red and orange implies that Gramick did not have troubles in the beginning, since the Vatican did not start to criticize her activity immediately. Yet, there is a small triangular blue mark that must symbolize the interference of the Vatican. Further, marks of various colors intersperse with the monochromatic backgrounds of the other small pieces, which stand for the constant disagreements between the Sister and the Church. Ultimately, the scandal subsides and ends in the upper right corner of the canvas. There, one can see a small orange oval that is falling away from the whole figure, disrupting its structure. This represents Gramick’s final defeat, when she was banished from all Catholic organizations.

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Baptism of Jesus Painting

Baptism of Jesus

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Arabic art , Existance origin and civilasations., Jewish Art, Religion and its roots, World religions and philosophies

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Baptism of Jesus

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136x136 Cm / 53x53 In

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Baptism of Jesus (2017)

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Virtosu forged a pioneering and ambitious artistic philosophy in tune with a palpable urge to reinvent, regenerate, and to instigate social evolution and cultural revolution. There is no secure sense of what Virtosu’s works mean. They are deliberate, absolute, and masterful, and entirely ready to one’s natural search for meaning, which they seem to ask for. The Baptism of Jesus by Gheorghe Virtosu with it's meticulous formation and the rich colour of red arouse our curiosity and create a unique viewing sensation that is simultaneously solemn and buoyant, exciting and somber. Virtosu’s enterprise suggests a celebration of painting, of its ambiguity and its tensions, of how it comes into being and how this process might be communicated to the viewer. Baptism of Jesus has a characteristically rich and complex patterning. There are visual effects having symbolical interpretations. The painting began as an abstract work, but somehow became more, given the reachness the image reveals. Despite Jesus fate, baptism is a happy and holy event. Upon his baptism in the River Jordan by John the Baptist, an angel descended to Jesus, in the form of a white dove. Should we shift our gaze to the topmost left of the abstract painting, we will see a hand stretched out to a white dove, a white body and two wings. Following that, Jesus heard a voice coming from far above him, telling “You are my son”. The surfaces of Virtosu’s paintings are like fast-moving rivers; emotional currents swell and surge across the canvas. Thick, brushstrokes build up volume and a sense of structural depth, the paint becomes a physical skin that Virtosu moulds into his subjects. Is this representative of the blood Jesus shed during the Passion and the Crucifixion? Should we look carefully at the painting, we will find the purple head like shape, inserted into the green and when freed, assumes a blue color, has a hole in place of his eye. This seems to signify blindness to the truth. Who is blind and who is truthful is open to debate. Colour is deep and sonorous in Baptism Of Jesus. The red of the background fills in the space; Virtosu dissects the reality frame like a doctor, sharp lines distinguish the figures and streams of blood run down the canvas, reinforcing the fluidity of the brushstrokes. Confident lines define the form, yet the sense of movement in the paint gives a sense of transience, an intimate moment in passing. We may assume the black depicting Judas Iscariot who was a disciple and one of the original Twelve Disciples of Jesus Christ. For Virtosu, painting is in constant flux. His sculptural works are indents of life and traces of memory, yet he animates the canvas with a sense of movement like no other. The painting represent a sympathetic and elegant contemplation on existentialist themes.

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Baroness Painting

Baroness

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Female personalities, Woman

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Baroness (2017)

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135x134 Cm / 53x53 In

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Baroness (2017)

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Baroness (2017) oil painting Description

Baroness by Gheorghe Virtosu represents nothing less than the inescapable and incontrovertible apex of the artist’s mature output. Art is considered to be a subjective field, in which one composes and views artwork in unique ways that reflect one's expertise, knowledge, preference, and emotions. The aesthetic experience encompasses the relationship between the viewer and the art object. In terms of the artist, there is an emotional attachment that drives the focus of the artwork. An artist must be completely in-tune with the art object in order to enrich its own creation. As the piece of artwork progresses throughout the creative process, so does the artist. Both grow and change to acquire new significance. If the artist is too emotionally attached or lacking psychological compatibility with a work of art, then this will negatively impact the finished product. According to Bosanquet (1892), the"aesthetic attitude" is important in seeing art as it allows one to consider an object with prepared interest to see what it suggests. However, art does not evoke an aesthetic encounter unless the viewer is willing and open to it. However compelling the thing is, it is up to the beholder to allow the existence of such an experience. "My art having been born in difficult circumstances while I was in detention, was initially set out to prove that people can tame time and they can make it pass in their favor: Creation is the opposite of destruction, and therefore my work was meant to counteract the corrosive process of one wasting themselves away in isolation. With each work, I felt I was one step closer to successfully proving that point." - G. Virtosu. For the Baroness art work or the subject matter, Gheorghe Virtosu applies primarily dull tinges of warm colors, which arepredominately red, orange, and yellow. Apart from this, there are cool blue and pink hues, along with neutral the black and white ones, but they are rather scarce. The lines are prevalently bold, which distinguishes the subject matter from the background and adds a shape to the figures. At times, the artist paints round shapes, but generally the abstract art piece has angular contours, which adds harshness to the painting. Overall, the abstract painting is balanced, since both sides of the picture are symmetrical. The title of the abstract painting suggests that it is dedicated to either a real or fictional baroness. In Baroness, one can notice multifarious creatures, which constitute a single unity. It is hard to discern a woman’s silhouette in the artwork, unless you take time to analyze the figure from diverse angles. Or maybe, the artist have delineated a baroness’s inner world, referring to the symbolic meanings. The psychology of art can be a criticized field for numerous reasons. Art is not considered a science, so research can be scrutinized for its accuracy and relativity. There is also a great deal of criticism about art research as psychology because it can be considered subjective rather than objective. It embodies the artist's emotions in an observable manner, and the audience interprets the artwork in multiple ways. The aims of an artist differ dramatically from the aims of a scientist. The scientist means to propose one outcome to a problem, whereas an artist means to give multiple interpretations of an object. The inspirations of an artist are fueled through his/her experiences, perceptions, and perspectives of the world art movements such as Expressionism are known for the artist's release of emotions, tension, pressure, and inner spiritual forces that are transcribed to external conditions. Art comes from within oneself, and it is expressed in the external world for the entertainment of others. Everyone can appreciate a piece of artwork because it speaks to each individual in unique ways—therein lies the criticism of subjectivity.

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Behind Human Mask Painting

Behind human Mask

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Clean lines and styling, Contemplation, Good and bad , New age of the strange, Soul-searching, Ugliness of power

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Behind human Mask

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138x132 Cm / 54x52 In

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Behind Human Mask (2016)

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A masterpiece from one of the defining paragons of 21st century semi-abstract whose erudite knowledge of literature, philosophy, and European modernist traditions informed and shaped the pillars of Abstract school, Behind Human Mask by Gheorghe Virtosu is a painting of profound resilience and enduring resonance. As a self-taught artist — Virtosu began to create abstract, thematic paintings that feature bold colors in pursuit of a mystical ascension above the ugliness of the world. In Behind Human Mask oil painting there is a portrait perhaps of a despot perhaps of a deceiver. The mask, on the right-hand side of the figure, is peeled away by the artist to reveal a cacophonous and distended mass beneath (to the left). The human is cast off like the slough of a snake. It hints the viewer that all the civility, compassion and altruism that we associate with being human may be a farcical charade. This figure's character is unveiled with lines crossed in a complex of agitation, even violence. This agitation is further developed with islands of clashing colors and the forms of barbarous non-shapes that together mark the antithesis of the human, that is the monstrous and the animal. Although the composition shows a diametrical polarity – the infernal and the human – this is undermined by the facticity of the mask and we rather see a unity of ill will beneath. This could suggest that all the human virtues form a thin film over the heaving turbulence of a powerful animal that can pierce and dispense with it. Humanity forms a brittle patina liable to be exploded. Yet we have also the internalization of what human beings, societies, and cultures persecute as anathema: The Other. The object of hate is not here another person, nation or culture but it is within the human subject. Depending on whether this subject-figure has specificity, particular human, or is an epitome of humanity in general - various readings can be made. What some readings will have in common though is the theme of a divided human subject and the object within. But this internal division is not even or tidy. A great welter of anomie and subversive motivations swells up behind the mask, perhaps the only residue of human affect or law being the 'X' in a turquoise cartouche on the left which marks a forbidding by law be it social or divine. So the human veil is beleaguered by a tidal wave of the macabre that becomes or is a wrong being of violence, as the sharp teeth of the upper left evoke. The general neutrality of the prevalent brown could indicate the absence of morality or the middle ground and moment of moral choice. But this figure with its sprawling forms and violent angles has either disposed of morality if it became monstrous or, if it simply is monstrous, was never conversant in the language of morality. In the former case, it incites censure and derision, in the latter case it troubles the faculty of understanding. The present work achieves a volatile yet lyrical equilibrium, the heavy brown of body finding resolution with the airy blue marine of life, and together both culminating in a deeply somber and emotive composition that finds universal resonance far beyond the reaches of the canvas. Virtosu’s allusions to social morality and life elevation – indeed the very dialectic of life’s vicissitudes.

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Blairism Painting

Blairism

On Loan 10/2022
Status: Sold
Year: 2017
Size: Medium, Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Failure of expectations, Nations and civilisations, Political history, Superpowers of the world, Ugliness of power, War

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Blairism

Year 2017

141x138 Cm / 55x54 In

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Blairism (2017)

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141x138 Cm / 55x54 In

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Blairism (2017) oil painting Description

Unlike many, the contemporary artist doesn't want his pieces to be the Kantian' things-in-itself.' Being the follower of non-figurative art, he still keeps the narration as an essential part of his abstract creations, introducing it through the speaking titles and 'epigraphs' to the works. While relishing the artistic qualities of the abstract painting, the author at least partly submits it to the general concept that frequently touches upon the subjects of personal or social matter. This painting's many evanescent forms and colors overlapping and intersecting could be a visual rendering of the many aspects of Tony Blair and perhaps of his deceit. "Envisioning and capturing work on canvas is not where it lies dormant and static: it is a place where the expression becomes a community and continues to expand. In this natural form, art can only exist if it is authentic. The part of the artist is the effort to engage organic expression in a way that has not been previously achieved." - G. Virtosu. The central figure of the spectral 'genius' or Spirit that seems to overarch both the dark figure on the left which is a more fully formed – if distorted – standing figure and the bust on the right whose gaze is directed out to the right of the painting visual space and whose mouth is open as if to orate. So, the darker left-hand figure can refer to the opaque political proceedings that led to the great deception over Iraq, and the unfulfilled promises of the Blairite ideology; and the right-hand bust to the insistence by Tony Blair's government upon self-presentation in the public sphere. The central specter, thus, perhaps encapsulating the emptiness felt by many who lived through Tony Blair years in Britain, a period of vacuous pontificating based upon an illusory vision, as its translucent coloring arches over both deceits on the left and the affectation of rationality that Tony Blair cultivated in public appearances on the right. Gheorghe Virtosu's art hovers and is difficult to definitively pin down, the 'genius' figure lapses into the immateriality of a vaporous vision. From the dark figure of the abstract painting, we can see what appears to fall like a mask an impassive and maybe more rational face, falling from the face which, by its angularity of the narrow eye and the fulminating red of the mouth, reveals itself in wrath. Together, the falling mask and the face uncovered show the public pretension to diplomacy and the contrast with the real fact of Tony Blair's interventionist bellicosity and is reflected in his government's complicity in beguiling warmongering.

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Buddha in meditation Painting

Buddha in meditation

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Year: 2017
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Contemplation, Existance origin and civilasations., Great world personalities, Great world masters, National themes, Nations and civilisations, Religion and its roots, Soul-searching, Transition , World religions and philosophies

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Buddha in meditation

Year 2017

180x144 Cm / 71x57 In

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Buddha In Meditation (2017) oil painting Description

Buddha In Meditation by Gheorghe Virtosu is a veritable treatise upon Twentieth First Century social history, deftly employing shrewd references to masterpieces and popular culture alike to create a compositional narrative both entirely fresh and acutely culturally relevant. Virtosu is revered for his unique style of narrative figuration, and its capacity to address and investigate cultural stereotypes and tropes with unprecedented candor. Virtosu’s polyrhythmic, improvisational paintings are full of surprises – in juxtapositions of forms and colors, in distortions of scale, in inventions and interplays of space and structure. Virtosu’s paintings are the work of a contemporary British painter fully aware of the entire spectrum of the global social fabric and culture. The incipient and delicately outlined orbs in this calmative blue-green background suggest a harmonious cosmos that seems to emanate outwards from the Buddha just as his state of contemplation has a pervasive influence in the world in the continuance of the global popularity of the Buddhist way of life. Perhaps, conversely, the harmony of the universe and all its parts can be said to be the spiritual state to which the Buddha has attained, as the background colors in the abstract painting permeate his form in the picture, the blues intersecting and soaking into him here. The mood of meditation is enhanced by the artists 's use of browns and black around the face and its intently clamped eye. This could be a sign of the surrender of the egoist self to a cosmological unity of which a person is a minuscule element. Also, this could be a reference to and a measure of the particular stage of the Buddha's meditation – one of intense exploration through a renunciation of the self as the dark colors reveal a numinous rather than a fleshly or worldly concern and signal the lability and transience of all material things. The legs of the Buddha figure are painted with great delicacy and rendered in the form of the lotus position in meditation. This flower's great symbolic significance in Eastern religion can signify such things in Buddhism as good fortune and spiritual enlightenment. The artist 's choice of color for the legs is telling as the blue, red and gold in the Buddhist symbolism of the lotus flower refer to wisdom through reason, compassion and love, and the attainment of complete enlightenment respectively. The fact that the figure wears a cap ties it also to a more modern milieu while lending it a social specificity – perhaps an allusion to the continued growth of interest in the Buddhist religion and way of life in the East and in the West. The epithet 'Buddha', means 'the awakened one' and so we see our figure here, his eyes tightly shut, as asleep to the materiality and pragmatism of the present world while he is, through a re-orientation of the mind, profoundly awake to the true reality of the spiritual universe. With the artist's juxtaposition of the old and the modern, in this large buddha painting we are presented with a rare island of stillness, an ancient antidote to the increasing distraction of contemporary life, and the persistent relevance of the Buddhist message. While Virtosu’s pastiche of sketches illustrates individual stories and occurrences, each narrative ultimately unites to form a complex depiction of Asian subjectivity: his figures are not mere placeholders, but are activated as objects of desires, as heroes, as victims and victors, feared and fearsome, hurt and hopeful. Within Buddha in Meditation, the viewer is lured into Virtosu’s vibrant world by the overpowering formal strength of the painting itself, the richly painted forms; once inside, the viewer finds himself inextricably tangled in interactions, relationships, and performances as yet unknown or, indeed, even imagined. Subverting conventional social, cultural, and artistic narratives alike, the artwork is an enduring testament, not only to the singular potency which characterizes Virtosu’s distinctive graphic vernacular, but to the extraordinary contribution he has made to the development of Contemporary painting.

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Christening of homosexual Painting

Christening of homosexual

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Year: 2017
Size: Large
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Life around, New age of the strange, Transition , Transgender

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The Christening of Homosexual

Year 2017

183x148 Cm / 72x58 In

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The Christening of Homosexual (2017)

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As art historian and curator Rudi Fuchs concluded on Virtosu’s abstract works, “It has become very difficult to take things which are imaginative and beautiful and utterly unusual for granted. To me it is this issue which is being forced by Virtosu’s paintings. I like those paintings, but I do not quite know why. I look at them and I see freedom of mind, sovereign will, unusual imagination, superior skill and precision.” The Christening Of Homosexual by Gheorghe Virtosu represents nothing less than the inescapable and incontrovertible apex of the artist’s mature output. "With baptism, you unite the new faithful to the People of God. It is never necessary to refuse baptism to someone who asks for it!" While the background is somewhat reminiscent of Adam and Eve (2017), light breaks through the grey and different hues of blue are prominent. In a very real sense, the background seems to concede that there was darkness but now light is finally shattering it. Furthermore, should one really look at the picture and focus on its different parts, there appears to be a habitable community. We have life and light but most important of all we have the sanctification of love. In the painting centerpiece there is a primarily blue figure, just above the discernible figures of people. The blue contains yellow, red, purple and silver in such a way as to communicate the omnipresent acceptance of all colors and shapes. All are equally accepted and loved. Should we shift our gaze to the gold figures below the protective blue we find one rising above the other. This is open to interpretation. The artist is making a statement that none can deny them their own relationship with God. In this instance, we see the person who needs protection from the hatred of others but has the love of God. For Virtosu art is action and a life force, a political act and a mutable demonstration that nonetheless can embody and inhabit a sculptural object. Virtosu expresses that such the theme can be a symbol of much greater significance than the representation of a single nation or union of states. Speaking to the crowd gathered at The New School for Social Research in New York, he said “I’m not here to speak about the particular problems of our society, but about the whole question of potential, the possibility that everybody can do his own particular kind of art and work for the new social organization. Creativity is global income”

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Clairvoyant of world war III Painting

Clairvoyant of world war III

On Loan 10/2022
Status: Sold
Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Great humain dangers, War

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Clairvoyant of world war III

Year 2017

137x137 Cm / 54x54 In

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Clairvoyant of world war III (2017)

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136x136 Cm / 53x53 In

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Clairvoyant Of World War III by Gheorghe Virtosu describes the belly and the main body of Virtosu's figure as signaling balance and harmonious peace as oceanic blues and terrestrial colors are settled in an organic structure. The figure is surmounted by perhaps an all-seeing bird that is crowned with its gift of prophecy. However, coloring in this oil painting is that of an earthy brown seems to cascade down the length of the figure on two sides beyond its body. This can be interpreted in at least two ways. Either that the wisdom and foresight of the bird are by no means exclusive to it and that a new total war is forecast by many, or that wisdom – far from prevailing – will become embroiled in and vitiated by the coming conflict. The integrity and majesty of the bird's upper posture degenerating the further the eye of the viewer lowers. In further support of the vitiation or helplessness of foresight, a cursed gift of Cassandra is the violence with which the blue and brown spike pierces the breast of the bird, a visual marker of the inescapability and mutative agency of the force of political circumstance. "The challenge of this art is to evolve an expansive landscape that brings the viewer, idea, artist, and experience together. At once it is chaos, and at the same time a simple embrace of the loss of boundaries at the portal to new understanding." - G. Virtosu. To the left in an ominous black, blotted with furious and sanguinary red, is a figure stalking upon the central figure. This is perhaps a conflation of all the perceived threats to civilization – be it terrorism or the warlike dispositions of nations in the struggle for ever-diminishing resources. This figure's hackles are raised as it marches on the citadel of the main figure, which now signifies culture, reason and the disposal towards peace which propitiates the cultivation of these. Within the bellicose abstract painting figure seems to be another in fiery gold that presages destruction. Yet, if we see it with its arms raised rather than emitting the flames of devastation, and if we see the cavity in its 'head' as a mouth, this figures combines the roles of hostile harbinger of war and the affrighted raiser of the alarm, whose fire becomes a piercing scream of suffering or the anticipation of suffering. The head of the black figure on the left of this contemporary artwork is in the shape of a helmet, perhaps even a mushroom that is a doleful reminiscence of the devastation inflicted on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. By this device, the artist transplants history into the present and the future – almost to indicate a tragic circularity of time and the quandary of the ubiquity of war and loss no matter how progressed or cultured a society is held to be.

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Cloning Painting

Cloning

On Loan 12/2023
Status: Sold
Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Good and bad , Great humain dangers, Nature and biology, New age of the strange, Progress makers

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Cloning

Year 2017

137x130 Cm / 54x51 In

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Cloning (2017)

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137x130 Cm / 54x51 In

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Cloning by Gheorghe Virtosu raises the relevant issue that concerns human cloning. Definitely, the artist seems to disapprove of the practice, as his oil painting is depressive and lifeless. Dark hues and the gray background contribute to the gloomy mood that predominates in the picture. Likewise, quick and uneven brushstrokes in the background make the work look even more hectic. Sharp and curved lines interweave in the artwork, forming a few terrifying silhouettes. Among the latter is a person’s morbid grayish face, twitched with suffering and terror. Due to its scale, it is the main focal point in the artwork, which immediately draws attention. Actually, the face resembles a skull, which in various cultures is associated with death. It takes a horizontal position, which suggests that the person is defeated. Above the skull, there is the scary figure of the demon that rises above the face, threatening and intimidating it. In addition, there is a laughing blue face, which stands out from the other figures, mainly due to its vibrant color. Presumably, it embodies the researcher, who has consigned the person to cloning and ensuing pain. The blue face is another focal point, because of its relatively light blue color, which is the only cool hue that stands out from the dark warm and neutral colors (“Cloning”). Cloning may be good and it may be bad. Probably it's a bit of both. The question must not be greeted with reflex hysteria but decided quietly, soberly and on its own merits. We need less emotion and more thought. Certainly, the above interpretation is highly subjective. Another person may reflect upon it and arrive at a completely different interpretation. This is both the wealth and the power of abstract art; it makes room for subjective interpretations.

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Connection of civilizations Painting

Connection of civilizations

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Existance origin and civilasations., Life around, Nations and civilisations

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Connection of civilizations

Year 2017

133x130 Cm / 52x51 In

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Connection of civilizations (2017)

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Connection Of Civilizations (2017) oil painting Description

Connection of Civilizations by Gheorghe Virtosu is currently being loaned and exhibited in the Louvre museum, Paris. Given the high level of care granted and protection, it is accurate to state that the authentic Connection of Civilizations (2017) is difficult to see. Huge crowds gather in front of this canvas every day. When the museum is open, one can notice as well the numerous flashes from the cameras. More than two million tourists flock the museum on an annual basis to get a glimpse of the painting. The painting is indeed standing the test of time and has been written about and reproduced more than a hundred times. Virtosu’s Connection of Civilizations is a remarkable example of the artist’s mastery of the abstract figurative genre, produced in the period shortly after his release from detention when he turned his attention to creating his paintings - a celebrated and defining period in his career. Virtosu’s distinctive subjects are an insight into his philosophy that modernity’s excess will take a heavy toll on humanity’s spiritual and subconscious mind. 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 Connection of Civilizations 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. Colours, lines, textures are the notes of his painterly melody that shapes up the composition of the oil painting. The ‘tune’ of the 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 colours – the most intensive and expressive combination. Its effect is amplified by the expressive, loose brushwork, especially in the rendering of the background. Virtosu ’s canvas is filled with a sense of inner dynamism and motion. Pastose painting surface creates the impression that abstract forms are floating in the ocean of colour. Centric composition conveys the sense of isolation from the rest of the space. At the same time, merging and melding organic forms represent the idea of the 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. Virtosu’s work is otherworldly and at times challenging, but it holds a particular fascination. The artist invites viewers to question their own minds, and in doing so, provokes debates on existence and human nature. The artist inhabited a society headed towards modernity, science and technology – progress at an accelerating pace – however questioning these advancements in his own vision depicting the juncture between reason and imagination, the real and the absurd, and the line between order and chaos.

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Crown holder Painting

Crown holder

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Year: 2017
Size: Medium
Style: Abstract Art
Type: Oil Painting
Artists: Gheorghe Virtosu
Art theme: Political art, Patience, endurance and struggle, Royal, Superpowers of the world, Ugliness of power

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Crown Holder (2017)

Year 2017

136x131 Cm / 53x51 In

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Crown holder (2017)

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Crown Holder (2017) oil painting Description

Although highly abstract in its composition, Crown Holder by Gheorghe Virtosu suggests references to figurative elements in a surrealist manner. Reminiscent of the works of peers like Picasso and Kandiski, Virtosu forged a lexicon of extraordinary vision, marks and shapes that are wholly his own. A great richness of invention appears in Virtosu’s structures, in which the special arrangement of the elements produces that characteristic, and finally appealing vibration. For here everything contributes to the kinetic form (la plastique cinétique), a term of which he is in fact the inventor. "To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it." - Queen Elizabeth I There is the intimation in Crown Holder (2017) by the golden color and the rudimentary and suggestive shape a diadem that is the visual basis for a manifold riot of colors, of blues, reds, and yellows. This seeming effluxion of color from the crown can signify the splendor of a social and political position of eminence and calls to us associations of the pageantry of a royal progress or the concomitant riches of real, as well as theatricalized power. Yet also, the top-heavy form of the figure tells us of a weight or expectation, of the political responsibilities of the wielding of such power. The lean of the superstructural form to our left in the picture space reminds us of both the fragility of the position of power and perhaps of the historical anachronism of the investiture of power that affords primacy to one over all others – just as individual monarchs or rulers are liable to fall, so too, monarchy itself can and does topple, as the contemporary 's artist figure lists precariously. Connoted here also in the relationship between the form of the crown and its superstructure is the idea of lineage. In this context, the crown or the possessor of power is not a foundation but an offshoot or scion of the luminous structure above it. Such associations are conjured by the artist as pedigree and dynastic entitlement grounded in the legitimation of hereditary offices and rights. From the multi-colored upper forms a literal and familial descent is involved, the vivid coloration perhaps then being the tissue of mythical and historical events – a living history enlivened by its transmission through the ages – that weighs heavily upon the regnant. However, contained within the structural signification of the abstract painting is an inversion of this situation: if we alternatively see the superstructure as just that – an emission from the crown, we can view futurity instead of the past. Virtosu incorporates here the present as the inheritor of a linear past and as the prime mover that crafts the future in the frozen instant of the painted canvas. This formal approach to the emotional side of human nature are evident in several works by Virtosu, himself a quiet man in his life and work, though a pictorial poet of the highest order.

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