The Source of Life is a heroic painting that encompasses the painterly bravado and masterful use of color that singles out Virtosu as a leader of the all time Abstract schools and movements. The active surface is comprised of the full range of the artist’s painterly gestures, ranging from broad sweeps, to controlled interventions of the palette knife.
Out of this gestural melee, 'the silhouette of an embryo untied with the rest' figure emerges. The robust frame expands to fill the picture plane. In many ways, the art themes and ideas Virtosu is depicting are as modern as the way in which the artist chose to paint them. He is intrigued by the complexities of our exitence and the unknown, bringing to light the expression of the nascent warmth of life.
As such, Virtosu’s The Source of Life stands as a magnum opus, an exceptional example of one of the most important and influential series of paintings in the 21th century. Across its rich painterly surface, the artist adds his own unique contribution to depiction of the permanent cycle of renewal, a task only genius can fulfill.