The source of life | oil painting | abstract art

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The source of life GHEORGHE VIRTOSU oil painting abstract art
abstract painting

Oil painting description


The source of life. Abstract painting Painted 2016 to 2017 by British artist, Gheorghe Virtosu, b. 1968. Oil painting, Abstract art, 133 cm high by 137 cm wide. 52 X 54 inches.

The abstract painting is the celebration of the enigma of life, which can’t be overshadowed by any rational scientific explanations. The artist is trying to capture the permanent cycle of renewal, which is the fundamental rule of existence. From the physiological perspective, we are a continuously self-regenerating organism. And even when those processes are slowed down with age and are finally stopped by death, we still find the continuation in our off-springs. We occur to be the source of life ourselves, having gametes - the reproductive cells from which a fetus is developed. Flesh produces flesh.

The unity is arranged into the silhouette of an embryo untied with the rest of the image with a sort of an ‘umbilical cord’ - the finalizing horizontal stroke. The nascent warmth of life is expressed through the pulsating yellow tints, enhanced by the inclusion of turquoise, dark blue, and red. Those inlays of color look like gems on the golden framing, giving the composition the sublime tonality. The rhythm of the figure is underlined by the conflicting rendering of the background: it is done in wide vertical and horizontal strokes that form the grid. The grid is the visualization of the intrinsic structure of any art piece regardless of its subject, the skeleton, which gives the order to the painterly chaos.

The substance of paint is turned into Body - in the process of becoming. The large format of the canvas doesn’t allow us to embrace it at once, so the viewer has to ‘pulp’ the surface of the canvas centimeter by centimeter. Our vision becomes the instrument in the artist’s hands.

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The source of life

  • Year
    2017
  • Medium
    Oil, acrylic base, linen canvas
  • Dimension (cm)
    133 x 137 x 3
  • Edition
    original
  • Artist
    Gheorghe Virtosu
  • Year
    2017
  • Medium
    Oil, acrylic base, linen canvas
  • Dimension (cm)
    133 x 137 x 3
  • Edition
    original
  • Artist
    Gheorghe Virtosu

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