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September 2017 - Earned a Certificate of Excellence for work submitted to Artavita's 24th Online Art Contest.
August 2017 - Three of Dave Martsolf's surreal oil paintings have been selected to be included in the "Dreams 3" online exhibition at Gallery 25N's website opening on August 9th. Gallery25N.com and Art-Competition.net will co-market the artists and art exhibition through an electronic mailing list of 26,100 subscribers of "Art Market News" and through all popular social media vehicles.
Dave Martsolf's contemporary surreal art is also represented by exclusive on-line Vertex Art Gallery as one of several major contemporary artists.
"Alien Eco Warrior" is Martsolf's latest work. His message, requesting all beings to take on responsible stewardship of their local natural world resonates with us. The piece is painted on Arches 300 g/m2 Aquarelle watercolor paper is matted and framed under glass.
"Alien Eco Warrior" - 18" x 14" - 2016 - surreal watercolor on paper - $400
"Wonder" (below) is Dave Martsolf’s most recent Surreal oil painting art work. It is an example of the highest quality contemporary surrealism artwork not often found in modern times. The piece is oil on linen canvas, is 48″ × 36″ in size and is priced at $45,360 USD. Contact the artist at email@example.com or call 1-603-568-0415 for more information. Click on the image for prints.
"Wonder" - 48" x 36" - 2012 - surreal oil painting on canvas - $45,360
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 positive reviews from DigBoston.com and Artscope magazine.
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 2016 throughout New England and New York. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for open dates.
Martsolf has also published a book on his art at Blurb.com, which is also available at Amazon.com. Click on the book image to go to Blurb.com and take a look at 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 - $47,880
"The Surreal Cathedral" - 31" x 50" - 1979 - surreal oil painting on canvas - $47,880
"Woman" - 10.625" x 6.5" - 2011 - colored pencil on paper - $312
"Man" - 10.625" x 6.5" - 2011 - colored pencil on paper - $312
To purchase individual works of art, please use the following links:
Original Artworks: http://vertexartgallery.com
Art prints: http://fineartamerica.com/artists/dave+martsolf
Free wallpaper: http://davemartsolfsurrealist.blogspot.com
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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.