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Dominic Virtosu

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  • After Life artwork by Dominic Virtosu - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • After Life artwork by Dominic Virtosu
  • After Life artwork by Dominic Virtosu - art listed for sale on Artplode
  • After Life artwork by Dominic Virtosu - art listed for sale on Artplode

About Artist:

Dominic-Petru Virtosu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1983. He completed his formal artistic education with a License in painting (2006) class of renowned Romanian artist Florin Ciubotaru  and a Master’s in 2013 with professor Catalin Balescu at the Bucharest National University of Arts; also attending  a semester as an Erasmus exchange student at the prestigious Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig where he was guided by the style and color of his professor, Annette Schroter.    

 

The artists’ German High-school education proved to be a founding element for his work-ethic and discipline – this led to him continuously developing his artistic practice even through 10 years of employment within the tourism and audio-visual industry of Romania. Works created between 2009-2013, while the artist was employed at the biggest private television conglomerate of Romania, are a strong testimony of this effort: to question his environment and society’s consumerist tendencies in a broader sense. An array of flamboyant characters and surreal situations present themselves with the most relevant element being the depth of space. The complex compositions of this period are developed using image manipulation software and then painted with meticulous care on the surface of the canvas.

 

After 2013, his focus shifted towards integrating the paradox of image representation vs. pure painting – an essential pathway for Virtosu’s development. His style merged the two directions into an organic vivid mix in which color and subject matter are unified and produce an exceptionally powerful image.  Each work thus becomes its own unique path and requires its own technical solutions – both plein-air and works of fantasy became unified in style.

 

Virtosu’s artistic practice includes regular exhibition activity (both as solo-shows and in group events) in Romania and abroad. “Cats of War” (2004) – where installation and drawing were presented at the UnaGallery in Bucharest; “Painting” (2006) at the Art Jazz Club of Bucharest; “World Wide View”(2009) at the Opera Gallery in Budapest; “…after Cremaster”  (2010) at the Center for Visual Arts in Bucharest; “Police the Police” (2010) at the Biennal of Young Artists in Bucharest;  “Constantly out of Space” (2012) exhibition in Leipzig, Germany; “In search” (2013) at the National Library of Bucharest; “Here and Now” (2015) at the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, “Convergent” at the Vasile Grigore Museum of Bucharest and Art Safari Art Fair Bucharest; “PainTing” (2016) at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest; “Do you have a Motive?” (2018) at the Art Frontieres Gallery in Lille, France.

 

Dominic-Petru Virtosu’s French heritage also played a part in creating a strong connection to the cultural and artistic environment of Paris at a young age. His travels to the capital of France for extended periods of time where the most relevant and prestigious museums and exhibitions of the time were readily accessible prompted the artists’ curiosity and stimulated his artistic eye at a young age. His French legacy and fluency in the French language also helped the artist secure a scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing in France where he studied art-teaching in 2017-2018; thereafter being employed as a painting professor at this same university to this present day.

About Artwork:

"Afterlife" is part of a broader project called "Dreams and Vanities" - It is a work where the artist engages the theme of death vs. dream in a playful, colorful and very serious way. Misterious blue dancers with red outfits populate this incredible surreal landscape. Death here is but a dream of something beyond. It is a stage, a steady fluid state in which color and reality merge. This composition is as colorful as possible in spite of it's dark theme. The artist worked with oil paints and many layers, using artist-tape to cover-up and spray paint on different areas of the canvas. The canvas is 200x200cm: this is a size that allows the artist to work freely with color and gesture, while keeping a good amount of control over the details that he wanted to introduce for each characters face. The tomb in the middle has a traditional Romanian cross - with many rounded corners - as symbols of our simple yet elegant decoration for the process of death.

Dominic Virtosu

After Life

  • 2017
  • 200 x 200 cm
  • Fine Art Category: paintings
  • Medium: Oil / Canvas
  • Origin: France
  • Certificate of Authenticity: yes
  • Issued by: The Artist.
  • Provenance: The Artist.
  • Signed: Signed lower right
  • Comments:

    The work "After Life" made by Dominic Virtosu in 2017 has not yet been exhibited. The work is in mint condition and is signed at the back. It can be shipped both rolled in a tube (with or without its wooden frame) to be assembled by the customer or in a wooden crate - with the canvas stretched on a supporting wooden frame. 

    The size of the worked canvas is 200x200cm with the total size of the supporting canvas being 207x207cm the work can be shipped anywhere in the world after arrangments are made.

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  • Price: €9,500.00 EUR
  • Seller: Dominic Virtosu, France

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  • Artplode Seller ID: 11186

About Artist:

Dominic-Petru Virtosu was born in Bucharest, Romania in 1983. He completed his formal artistic education with a License in painting (2006) class of renowned Romanian artist Florin Ciubotaru  and a Master’s in 2013 with professor Catalin Balescu at the Bucharest National University of Arts; also attending  a semester as an Erasmus exchange student at the prestigious Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig where he was guided by the style and color of his professor, Annette Schroter.    

 

The artists’ German High-school education proved to be a founding element for his work-ethic and discipline – this led to him continuously developing his artistic practice even through 10 years of employment within the tourism and audio-visual industry of Romania. Works created between 2009-2013, while the artist was employed at the biggest private television conglomerate of Romania, are a strong testimony of this effort: to question his environment and society’s consumerist tendencies in a broader sense. An array of flamboyant characters and surreal situations present themselves with the most relevant element being the depth of space. The complex compositions of this period are developed using image manipulation software and then painted with meticulous care on the surface of the canvas.

 

After 2013, his focus shifted towards integrating the paradox of image representation vs. pure painting – an essential pathway for Virtosu’s development. His style merged the two directions into an organic vivid mix in which color and subject matter are unified and produce an exceptionally powerful image.  Each work thus becomes its own unique path and requires its own technical solutions – both plein-air and works of fantasy became unified in style.

 

Virtosu’s artistic practice includes regular exhibition activity (both as solo-shows and in group events) in Romania and abroad. “Cats of War” (2004) – where installation and drawing were presented at the UnaGallery in Bucharest; “Painting” (2006) at the Art Jazz Club of Bucharest; “World Wide View”(2009) at the Opera Gallery in Budapest; “…after Cremaster”  (2010) at the Center for Visual Arts in Bucharest; “Police the Police” (2010) at the Biennal of Young Artists in Bucharest;  “Constantly out of Space” (2012) exhibition in Leipzig, Germany; “In search” (2013) at the National Library of Bucharest; “Here and Now” (2015) at the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest, “Convergent” at the Vasile Grigore Museum of Bucharest and Art Safari Art Fair Bucharest; “PainTing” (2016) at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest; “Do you have a Motive?” (2018) at the Art Frontieres Gallery in Lille, France.

 

Dominic-Petru Virtosu’s French heritage also played a part in creating a strong connection to the cultural and artistic environment of Paris at a young age. His travels to the capital of France for extended periods of time where the most relevant and prestigious museums and exhibitions of the time were readily accessible prompted the artists’ curiosity and stimulated his artistic eye at a young age. His French legacy and fluency in the French language also helped the artist secure a scholarship at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Tourcoing in France where he studied art-teaching in 2017-2018; thereafter being employed as a painting professor at this same university to this present day.

About Artwork:

"Afterlife" is part of a broader project called "Dreams and Vanities" - It is a work where the artist engages the theme of death vs. dream in a playful, colorful and very serious way. Misterious blue dancers with red outfits populate this incredible surreal landscape. Death here is but a dream of something beyond. It is a stage, a steady fluid state in which color and reality merge. This composition is as colorful as possible in spite of it's dark theme. The artist worked with oil paints and many layers, using artist-tape to cover-up and spray paint on different areas of the canvas. The canvas is 200x200cm: this is a size that allows the artist to work freely with color and gesture, while keeping a good amount of control over the details that he wanted to introduce for each characters face. The tomb in the middle has a traditional Romanian cross - with many rounded corners - as symbols of our simple yet elegant decoration for the process of death.







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