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Dominic Virtosu

White Knight (2020)

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51.2x39.4 in
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As you must have noticed, this artwork depicts a horse taking a bath in a luxurious tub, in a full setting of luxury: an absurdly funny and impossible idea. Part of a continuing series of horses, this piece is centered around the idea of gold - a sense of weirdness and ambiguity exudes through-out this painting as the artist uses the dark...
As you must have noticed, this artwork depicts a horse taking a bath in a luxurious tub, in a full setting of luxury: an absurdly funny and impossible idea.

Part of a continuing series of horses, this piece is centered around the idea of gold - a sense of weirdness and ambiguity exudes through-out this painting as the artist uses the dark background and red tub to further emphasize this scene of lavish luxury.

"Beginning in 2015 I have had this idea of using horses in absurd or impossible situations," said Dominic Virtosu, "it all started because of a stupid story I once heard in which a man was carrying a dead horse on the tram and then back into his house, only to then put it in his tub and claim that he is the only one with a horse in his tub. Totally idiotic story, but the visual, I found, were worth exploring".

"I am always painting two or three horses at the same time because I like to explore color schemes and variants" said the artist.

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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...

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. 

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.

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.

 

 

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