In 2013, Martsolf began to create wood sculpture art construction projects in order to play with real three-dimensional space. His most recent creation, titled "Habitat" is a wood sculpture made of stained and Minwaxed pieces of pine glued together on a 15.5" square wood base, expanding to an overall size of 27" x 28" x 10" high. Click Here to view the complete collection of wood sculptures and wood art constructions.
"Habitat" - 27" x 28" x 10" - 2013 - wood art sculpture - $500
The first three wood sculptures were made with small pieces of poplar stained in two shades, polished with Minwax and assembled to a stained pine base 16" x 17" x 5" high, suitable for table or wall-hanging display. Each is available for purchase at $400 USD. See all three on the Wood Sculptures tab of "Collections".
"Knossos" - 16" x 17" x 5" - 2013 - wood sculpture art - $400
"Wonder" is Dave Martsolf’s most recent Surreal oil painting, completed in July 2012. It is an example of the highest quality contemporary surrealism artwork long lost in modern times. The piece is oil on linen canvas, is 48″ × 36″ in size and is priced at $3800 USD. Contact the artist at email@example.com or call 1-603-568-0415 for more information. Click on the image for prints. If you prefer to purchase the painting from a dedicated art store, click here to go to Absolute Arts.
"Wonder" - 48" x 36" - 2012 - surreal oil painting on canvas - $3800
The state of awareness called wonder is portrayed with a surreal view of a human form placed in a perspective environment that is upward in view point and outlook.
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An exhibition of Martsolf's major realist and surrealist paintings at Galatea Fine Art on Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA in 2012 met with a very positive review from DigBoston.com.
Take a recorded tour of the show here with this YouTube video of
The exhibit featured 10 major surreal oil paintings. These pieces or others of similar size and complexity, as well as a large collection of framed surreal watercolors are available for exhibition in 2014-2015 throughout New England and New York. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for open dates.
Dave has also published a book on his art at Blurb.com . The entire book is open to the public for review. Click on the book image to go to Blurb.com and take a look inside this in depth survey of the man and his art.
The Galatea Gallery Solo Show was also reviewed by Artscope Magazine's Jan 5, 2012
E-mail Blast! publication. ArtScope wrote:
When realism and surrealism collide, you get Dave Martsolf. He has the skills and trained hand to make his paintings graphic and true to life, which he pairs with his theoretical, conceptual imagination. It is not very often that we come across an artist so grounded yet so fanciful, all in the same instance.
Martsolf's work is fresh and original. He takes the everyday and ventures with it into the unknown, a journey that results in his astonishing art. Even some of his most far-fetched pieces posses an aura of sanity and organization, dispelling any notion of the irrational or unconscious typically associated with surrealism.
Martsolf's style ranges from classical surrealism to organic modern dance rhythms in drawn line, shape, and volume, giving rise to physical forms of life and motion. Martsolf works primarily in oils, watercolor, ink, and pencil.
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"Windows of Allegory" - 32" x 42" - 1979 - sureal oil painting on canvas - $3500
"The Surreal Cathedral" - 31" x 50" - 1979 - surreal oil painting on canvas - $3500
"Woman" - 10.625" x 6.5" - 2011 - colored pencil on paper - $129
"Man" - 10.625" x 6.5" - 2011 - colored pencil on paper - $129
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Prints are available either on canvas or high quality photo paper. Clicking on any image will take you to the image's location at Fine Art America. This web site produces a very high quality print. Martsolf uses it on his web site exclusively for hard copy prints of his surrealist art.