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.