Gheorghe Virtosu - Flying Man (2017)
Size: 137 x 132 cm
Medium - Acrylic, oil base linen canvas
Ranging from gritty and brush, to poetical and ethereal, the characters in Gheorghe Virtosu's paintings are the free spirits of nature caught in a game of multiculturalism and plural voices which join in together to produce divine harmonies of color and meaning. These paintings are like nothing we have seen before: dressed up in hooded cloaks, equipped with weapons which look like magical devices and displaying a puzzling otherworldly demeanor, the characters tell us nothing about themselves, and everything about the universe they belong to.
The oil painting has certain dramatic tension, seen in the active usage of dark colors - conquering the sky has always been associated with passion and danger. The palette emits a sense of determination and struggle. This ambiance is supported by the character of the drawing: the painter's style of this oil painting calls up parallels with the fusion of Surrealism and Abstraction, developed by Juan Miro.
The composition has an upward dynamic, created by the emphasized lightness of the lower part: the drawing seems to grow out one single point, like a plant, and expand greatly, then almost vanish in the upper part.
The disintegration in Flying Man allows to achieve the impression of levitation and is also making the work closer to a musical piece. Music is made not merely and solely by the sounds, but by the pauses between them. Upon careful observance, you will see that this creation isn't an image of a fantasizer, but of the person of action. We always imagine this process as the essence of joy and liberation. As Leonardo Da Vinci once said, "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return"