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. Colors, lines, textures are the notes of his painterly melody that shapes up the composition of the oil painting.
Its effect is amplified by the expressive loose brushwork, especially in the rendering of the background. Virtosu ’s canvas is filled with the sense of inner dynamism and motion.
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.