© 2019 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.”



2019 Member's Holiday Market Exhibit
December 13, 2019 - January 4, 2020

Third Friday Reception: December 20, 6-8pm
Durham Arts Council - SunTrust Art Gallery
120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701


Recent Interview at Litmus Gallery & Studios
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