Part of a continuing series of horses, this piece is centered around the warm atmosphere of the bath - a sense of pleasant relaxation exudes through-out this painting as the artist uses warm, soft colors to illustrate this scene of lavish luxury. In contrast, the entire scene is set in a post-apocalyptic landscape - maybe a hint at an ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe?

"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.

Orange King

130x100cm / 51.18x39.3 in, oil paints on canvas, 2023 Sale price Price Regular price Unit price  per 

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