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To me the art is cohesiveness - empowering people to start thinking of themselves.

When talking about Abstract art, we usually think of something completely detached from the reality, chaotic and totally irrational.

However, looking into the essence of this creative phenomenon, one can notice that, as a matter of fact, the very roots of Abstractionism are deeply connected with the surrounding existence. The material world starts tracing its images and patterns in our minds since the first moment we have opened our eyes. Composition, harmony, proportions, light, color, line, texture, mass, movement – all these are the elements of the ‘visual dictionary', composed by our physical sensations.

The interaction with art objects is largely based on the ability to recognize the infinite manifestations of the material world in this or that image, even in the most abstract one.

Reading the titles of his canvases, one can be surprised with the variety of the subjects, as they embrace everything, from religion (both Christian and Islamic – Adam and Eve, Zainab bint Muhammad) to the prominent figures of the modernity and past (Winston Churchill, Henry VIII of England), and highly topical or permanent themes (Pride Parade, The Source of Life). All these subjects are united with the atmosphere of tension and desire to reveal certain conflict – the ‘stress point' - the social message one may call it.

Having a biography full of dramatic and difficult situations, Gheorghe Virtosu doesn’t try to reject and forget it – he courageously faces his inner challenges and sublimates the life experience into aesthetic form.

The artist's muse is driven by his complex, and at times harsh, life experience. Virtosu believes he can share with others the desire to better the world by sharing his experience.

At first, his work was undertaken in private — a direct result of a long period of difficulty and solitude — but now the artist is sharing his art with the world.

With both his writing and painting, the artist finds in the creative process a way to process — and then elevate — the negative emotions that have at times overwhelmed him. His works are part of a complex coding, a method of processing his experiences.

When ready, Virtosu starts sketching in blue and red pen on white paper, a story-coding style he developed while serving in the military. As the process continues — sometimes slowly over a year or two, oftentimes in dreams — colors are added to the original sketch.

Abstract art doesn’t deny life but transforms it into artistic reality - which is no less true and haptic then the reality itself.

To me the art is cohesiveness - empowering people to start thinking of themselves.

When talking about Abstract art, we usually think of something completely detached from the reality, chaotic and totally irrational.

However, looking into the essence of this creative phenomenon, one can notice that, as a matter of fact, the very roots of Abstractionism are deeply connected with the surrounding existence. The material world starts tracing its images and patterns in our minds since the first moment we have opened our eyes. Composition, harmony, proportions, light, color, line, texture, mass, movement – all these are the elements of the ‘visual dictionary', composed by our physical sensations.

The interaction with art objects is largely based on the ability to recognize the infinite manifestations of the material world in this or that image, even in the most abstract one.

Reading the titles of his canvases, one can be surprised with the variety of the subjects, as they embrace everything, from religion (both Christian and Islamic – Adam and Eve, Zainab bint Muhammad) to the prominent figures of the modernity and past (Winston Churchill, Henry VIII of England), and highly topical or permanent themes (Pride Parade, The Source of Life). All these subjects are united with the atmosphere of tension and desire to reveal certain conflict – the ‘stress point' - the social message one may call it.

Having a biography full of dramatic and difficult situations, Gheorghe Virtosu doesn’t try to reject and forget it – he courageously faces his inner challenges and sublimates the life experience into aesthetic form.

The artist's muse is driven by his complex, and at times harsh, life experience. Virtosu believes he can share with others the desire to better the world by sharing his experience.

At first, his work was undertaken in private — a direct result of a long period of difficulty and solitude — but now the artist is sharing his art with the world.

With both his writing and painting, the artist finds in the creative process a way to process — and then elevate — the negative emotions that have at times overwhelmed him. His works are part of a complex coding, a method of processing his experiences.

When ready, Virtosu starts sketching in blue and red pen on white paper, a story-coding style he developed while serving in the military. As the process continues — sometimes slowly over a year or two, oftentimes in dreams — colors are added to the original sketch.

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