Indulge your senses in the surreal realm of Puer Aeternus - a mesmerizing artwork that encapsulates the visionary brilliance of famed contemporary artist Dominic Virtosu. This thought-provoking masterpiece delves deep into the depths of mythology, using Jungian concepts to probe the timeless issues of fear and self-doubt, strength and independence, and the ever-present struggle for emotional maturity.

The painting features a bulky, well-built, troll-headed orange man perched atop a rocky outcrop overlooking a tranquil river. Graceful women float nonchalantly on inflatable flamingos in the glistening waters beneath his feet, their backs turned towards him. Here, the embodiment of the puer is on full display; coveting freedom and independence, and fearing any restriction or limitation that may be imposed upon him.

The scene is framed by the blue ruins of an ancient classical Roman or Greek temple to the right side of the painting, adding a touch of history and grandeur to the surreal composition. In the distance, on the opposite bank of the river, a leopard lies in wait, ready to pounce.

Dominic Virtosu's signature color palette is on full display, with a striking contrast of orange against the serene blue and green of the river. The dreamlike atmosphere of the scene creates a sense of otherworldliness that is the hallmark of Virtosu's paintings.

With its potent combination of surrealist imagery and powerful thematic messages, "Puer Aeternus" presents a unique opportunity to own a stunning work of art that is sure to inspire and captivate. Imbue your collection with a sense of wonder and visionary genius by acquiring this fantastic piece by one of the most celebrated contemporary artists of our time.

Puer Aeternus

280x205cm, oil on canvas, 2023 Sale price Price Regular price Unit price  per 

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