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DAVE MARTSOLF
Windham, New Hampshire - United States


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Artist Statement

Dave Martsolf I have a hand-drawing personal style that I love, but also use photorealistic collage style for some surreal work. In addition, I continue to enjoy explorations in every direction. My surreal visionary style is conceived in the bowels of endless empty space. Worlds come out of nowhere to define and fill empty space with form and reflected light. I use posed photographs with specific viewpoints that join seamlessly with other images to develop a hallucinogenic, some say gut-wrenching realistic space where mind-bending visions rule. My personal drawing style is in its simplest essence the line the drawn line and what it represented as the delineation of a form, a space, almost the way a topographical line feels out the form of a hill, or the way a blind man feels out the tender forms of his or her lover. That line is also the signature of the vibration of life and lifes emotions, twisted by the influence of others, fighting for a day in the sun, learning the way of calm, the mastery of the surf of life and the swell of love and anger. Brownian motion, cosmic ray decay, elemental particles, the paths of chaos, entropy, and rejuvenation, it has all come down to the line. Somewhere the two basic styles of real-world conceptual surrealism and personal drawing style meet. That meeting has generated a third style where surrealistic vision is shaped by a personal drawing energy. ...

Original Artworks (218)

Dave Martsolf; the age of beauty, 1980, Original Drawing Pencil, 6.5 x 4.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is an ink on paper drawing that subsequently and recently colored with pencil.  In the image a young woman is being observed by an old woman and both are observed by an intelligent plant form. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 1980
6.5 x 4.5 inches (16.5 x 11.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; bolder, 2003, Original Drawing Pencil, 5 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 This abstract looks like a Star Trek emblem, but also reminds me of the boulder creature in Galaxy Quest. Do you know why Mr. Boulders child was so aggressive     He was just a little bolder.    Sorry ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2003
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; i-sight, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 Abstract of a human face in profile with very strange eyes and facial construction. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the kindly minotaur, 1980, Original Drawing Gouache, 7 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This title was all that I could think of after completing the work.  This is a collection of acrylic gouache applications to a piece of illustration board. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Gouache Drawing, 1980
7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; ribbons, 1979, Original Drawing Pen, 5.5 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241 A close up of a ribbon on a breakfast table with a cup of tea in the background. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pen Drawing, 1979
5.5 x 8 inches (14.0 x 20.3 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; nude, 1982, Original Drawing Pencil, 6 x 8.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 A female nude torso signed on the back of the paper...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 1982
6 x 8.5 inches (15.2 x 21.6 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; hot mustard, 1976, Original Drawing Marker, 8 x 4.5 inches. Artwork description: 241 A classical bust flies to a jar of hot mustard set on a transcendental plane. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Marker Drawing, 1976
8 x 4.5 inches (20.3 x 11.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; cape hattteras summer day, 1982, Original Drawing Charcoal, 18 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241 This charcoal drawing was made during a vacation to Cape Hatteras in 1982. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Charcoal Drawing, 1982
18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; dragon fire, 1980, Original Drawing Gouache, 12 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 The dragon in Dragon Fire is in the lower left corner of the piece with his green flames flowing everywhere out and around him.  The work was created in 1980 by applying acrylic gouache washes to archival quality illustration board. The piece highlights Martsolf s agressive energetic ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Gouache Drawing, 1980
12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; archimedes, 1980, Original Drawing Gouache, 13 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Archimedes had a lot to say in terms of science and engineering in ancient Greece.  Here he is expounding on some of his ideas that have been transformed into visual representations.  The artwork was created in 1980 using acrylic gouache washes on archival quality illustration board. The ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Gouache Drawing, 1980
13 x 10 inches (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; three bouquets, 1980, Original Drawing Other, 10 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 Three Bouquets was created in 1980 by applying acrylic and gouache washes to a piece of archival quality illustration board. The piece is typical of Martsolf s florid and energetic brush stroke manner. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Other Drawing, 1980
10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; shenandoah, 1976, Original Pastel, 12 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Shenandoah was created in 1976 after a trip through the region.  The medium is a combination of ink and pastel on paper. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pastel, 1976
12 x 9 inches (30.5 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; the afternoon walk, 1980, Original Drawing Gouache, 13 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 This abstract landscape is almost surreal.  The sun is so bright that objects lose their detail and morph into living changling beings.  The walker halts briefly with his cane, looking down as the world around him vibrates with cosmic energy. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Gouache Drawing, 1980
13 x 10 inches (33.0 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; isaac newton, 1980, Original Painting Acrylic, 7 x 7 inches. Artwork description: 241 This small acrylic and gouache on illustration board is a drawing dream of Isaac Newton.  His piercing vision saw celestial mechanics and the structure of the calculus in clear focus. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Acrylic Painting, 1980
7 x 7 inches (17.8 x 17.8 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; fecundity, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Fecundity is a surreal abstraction of the state of fecundity, which also means fertility or innovation in ideas or designs.  Eggs are seen growing like fruits on a tree.  Is the human a hatchling, or  a steward of this incubator   The original drawing was completed in 2002 ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; alternate speaker, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Alternate Speaker is an ink drawing on paper drawn in 2002 and colored with pencil in 2018.  The Alternate Speaker is jutting out of the forehead of an elderly man with gray hair.  This little piggie may be what some politicos call a showrunner. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; sprout, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 Sprout is an abstract of a species of flora in the process of regenerating itself through the process of sprouting new growth from a reproductive central point. The original ink drawing was completed in 2002 and then pencil hand- colored in 2018. The drawing features small blue ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; caius lividicus, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Caius Lividicus is a fictitious citizen of the late great Roman Empire. The original drawing was completed in 2002 and hand- colored in 2018. ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
8 x 9 inches (20.3 x 22.9 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; a planet remembered, 2017, Original Drawing Pencil, 8 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241 A Planet Remembered features an abstraction of an earth- like planet hovering over another Goldilocks planet.  It is a simple theme of love for our planet and the need to consider it as something worth preserving for its natural beauty and balance.  The drawing was completed in ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2017
8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm)
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Dave Martsolf; compartment man, 2018, Original Drawing Pencil, 7 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241 Compartment Man is an abstract of a man s face into many compartments.  This could also be called Logic Man.  He is a bit sad looking.  How sad to have all one s life neatly arranged into little compartments.  The original ink drawing was completed in 2002 ...
Dave Martsolf
Original Pencil Drawing, 2018
7 x 9 inches (17.8 x 22.9 cm)
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