© 2018 by Dorian Monsalve. All rights reserved.

Explore a Surreal World

Dorian’s artwork consists of scratching away layers of colored ink (dripping and covering with plastic and other organic elements), to create texture and imagery. Using sharp knives, a fiber glass brush, steel wool and other tools, he reveals and creates highly detailed miniature dreamscapes. 


Dorian has been experimenting with this medium for 12 years, always challenging himself and bringing this medium "experimental scratchboard", to a new level. He always feels inspired and transported into an infinite surreal world full of
bright colors, deep contrast, fantasy images, and miniature beings awaiting to be revealed.


As he continues experimenting and evolving with this medium,
he becomes more aware of his own purpose in life:

To recognize oneself as a microcosmos and all living beings as one with the universe; to bring awareness of the collective consciousness through art as a healing tool, and to awaken by accepting and loving one another just as we are. I am one with the Universe, therefore creativity is infinite.”



The Carrack’s Final Community Show
August 30 - September 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-9pm

Third Friday Closing Reception: Friday, September 20, 6-9pm
947 E. Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Anything Goes 2019
October 4 - December 6, 2019

Opening Wine Reception: Friday, October 4, 6-9pm

Wine Reception: Friday, November 1, 6-9pm

Closing Reception: Friday, December 6, 6-9pm
312 West Cabarrus Street, Raleigh, NC 27601