Much to many portraits and paintings of Elvis Presley have been made during his lifetime and after his death that one could not imagine what a new painting of Elvis would look like. Furthermore, many feel overwhelmed with Elvis Presley’s paintings, portrait and sculptures. Virtosu’s pure genius as an artist leads him to the direction of an Elvis oil painting which none could imagine.
Much of the abstract painting canvas is black, allowing only for an isolated four drops of orange, two thin lines of blue and white or decreasingly grey colors. The bold strokes, especially to the top left side of the oil painting, speak to the artist’s brush movements. Heavy and bold brush strokes are also found at the upper middle area of the centerpiece. Furthermore, when the grey is interspersed with white, as it is in the middle right of the abstract art work, resting between the end of the canvas and its middle, the brushstrokes resume their heavy strokes. The foreground, a stand-alone painting which should not be named `foreground’ but in artistic terms is, seems to be in motion. It is unrested and communicates that it is not simply a static and lifeless form but a being in motion.
The abstract painting centerpiece is extremely interesting and is an extremely unique representation of Elvis Presley. The connection between the two is not clear but that does not detract from the painting and does not mean that the centerpiece is not Elvis. It means that the abstract art painter’s genius and his artistic eye are so above us, that all we can do is gaze at it in beauty and wonder. The centerpiece is, primarily, in hues of orange and red, broken into by a large yellow form and white. The center depicts spikes, but they are blunt and harmless. The oval shape at center right seems to be a head with one eye, as in a portrait pose. This is immediately dismissed because a smaller `head’ is found at the bottom left side of the painting. Taken together, the centerpiece depicts a lovely pallet of colors, painted with fine brush strokes. It compliments and completes the background.