Gheorghe Virtosu’s way of being in the world combines to perfection a straightforward and down-to-earth nature with a mystical and mysterious streak. His passionate nature has always urged him to follow intellectual and deeply spiritual pursuits. From the very beginning, Gheorghe Virtosu’s writing has eluded all canonization, contemporary and classical, since it cannot be labelled as belonging to any of them for definite.
A self-taught artist, Gheorghe Virtosu was born on April the 14th 1968, in a small village in Bessarabia, within a loving Romanian family. When he was only 15 years of age, he decided to leave home and continue his education at a town college a few good miles away from home.
After having travelled the world far and wide, thus achieving one of his childhood dreams rendered as impossible for anyone growing up behind the Iron Curtain, Gheorghe Virtosu eventually chose Britain as his adoptive country, settling down in London and acquiring British citizenship after a few years.
Gheorghe Virtosu not only maintained his integrity of spirit, but also added value to his art and gained new perspectives, like a fine diamond which, skillfully cut, reflects back the light in unexpected ways. Just like a lotus flower, or a water lily, his roots dig deep in the mire, but his intellect defies the heights of creative thinking, allowing him to outsource and practice his art and hobbies.
Gheorghe Virtosu’s art is a vibrant living manifestation of the world around.