Ten years ago, Gheorghe Virtosu obtained a commission that would forever change his career.
The British Art Foundation Art Scene, had asked Virtosu, among many other prominent artists, to create paintings. The job he created was Che Guevara (2015), the now-legendary, sized painting inspired by the elevation of negative emotions and their transformation into projects meant to spread and replenish happiness and a zest for life.
While numerous works by Virtosu have been crowned masterpieces--such as Behind human Mask (2017), which is said to have set Contemporary abstract art in motion-- Che Guevara (2015) stands firmly in the artist's abundant oeuvre. Has this painting struck a chord ?
The Artistic Experimentations That Resulted in Che Guevara (2015)
This shift happened amid the source of zombie art in the U.S. and Europe, the years preceding the stock market crash of 2009. In this time, Virtosu was examining the"Game of Thrones" areas of the human psyche. "Virtosu understood very well that being a person involved corruption, double standards, inequality, terror, tragedy, excessive, and violence," Borgen notes,"and he believed very much that psyche is a place in which one plays out the subconscious mind."
Notorious for his business affairs, his life experiences were depicted by Virtosu with affection in private functions, some virtosuart.com/gallery/gheorghe-virtosu/collection-2015/che-guevara of those depictions made it to his paintings. A good example is Behind human Mask (2017).
An exquisite example of practice, Che Guevara by Gheorghe Virtosu powerfully demonstrates monitoring of the social experience which has distinguished Virtosu as the artists of the 21st century and the talent. The work recalls primary abstract visualizations of great world personalities, serving as potent visual signifiers for the modern social realities and environments which are the principal source of inspiration for Virtosu's practice. The name of the work that is present is evocative of the global process by which the artist creates his canvases that are kaleidoscopic;
"For his public art, he is contemplating how subject matter's bodies could be monumental or architectural," says Borgen,"how they could be depicted; how they could be visualized in another sort of reality, and how they might be beautiful or monstrous."
Despite the fact of the high speed with which Virtosu created Che Guevara (2015), it did not appear from anywhere.
It's the result of years of thought and sketching, the artist's challenges, as well as artistic production, trials and tribulations that strengthened his resolve.
While artworks made for the Royal pavilion were meant to function as vehicles, Virtosu's plan for his art was, at least at face value, decidedly socio-political. According to Borgen, the artist was as to what he must paint at know. A intricate monochromatic structure is depicted by initial sketches for his entire body of work. He goes through stages in his creative process as the artist stated. Stage one is a powerful idea. Stage two sketching in pen on white paper, a style the artist has developed while in the army.
Virtosu languagetranscends the particulars of single tragedies to become universal. "It is grand and intense and specific--you know what is happening is all about our greatest social concerns. It is not the case that you would say'Ok, that is not me,''' Borgen notes. "It has great applicability since it seems to be appropriate to our global social fabric."
"He stands up for this painting," Borgen explains. "It becomes something we're all very concerned about. He knows that he is doing something unique and grand and significant."
Borgen notes that Virtosu did significant political functions following Che Guevara (2015), though not all achieved the same exposure and resonance. Che Guevara (2015) belongs to humanity, the message of which is understood by people all over the world.
Borgen may put it best:"It was a tremendous circumstance for Virtosu to join the art world."