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Self-Expression in BlueBy Dominic Virtosu

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US$ 5,500



Oil Paint, Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 150cm (H) x 150cm (W) x 4cm (D) / 59.1" (H) x 59.1" (W) x 1.6" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

Painted entirely with the left hand, "Self-Expression in Blue" is a work that's provoking and deeply unsettling at the same time.

Whilst the main focus of the artist was to achieve a liberating gestural expression, the immediate sensation that this work invokes is uncertainty. Is it a portrait? Is it an abstract work? Is this a challenge to identify objects? One could not tell with certainty.

The thick layer of oil paint used to create this work is certainly a factor of disturbance and further vibration in the chi-balance of this blue painting.

"I've started using my left hand more and more this past year (2021) in order to convey a more direct sense of emotion, surprise and general unexpected results into my work" said Dominic Virtosu.

What is certain, is that this painting will light a few discussions around what it exactly represents.


Artist Profile

Born: 1983
Hometown: Bucharest
Based in: Roubaix, France

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 …


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