"Antonio Soler is a realist artists' dream. He captures every sparkle on the water, ever nuance of the waves. His vibrant colors of the water and sky do not lose their beautiful and merging shades of subtlety. These are masterpieces that you should see. These photos cannot begin to show the beauty of these paintings."
"Restoration" 20 x 13 Oil on Board
"My Favorite Escape" 13 x 20 Oil on Board
"Recurring Dream" 15 x 13 Oil on Board
Antonio Garcia Soler was born on the eastern coast of Spain in Alcoy, Alicante in 1957. Initially
inspired by the light and colors of the Mediterranean coasts, Soler pursued a career in art by
attending the art school Escuela Municipal de Bellas Artes at a young age. He continued his
education at the Escuela de Artes y Oficios at the Universidad de Valencia, from which he
acquired an art degree.
Soler considers his technique so be somewhere between Realism and Hyperrealism. He cites
his artistic inspirations to come from artists such as Velazquez, El Greco, and Picasso. He
respects and emulates Velazquez’s ability to capture the essence of his subjects and his use
of colors and atmosphere to enhance the artistic significance of the works. Thus, Soler aims
to dominate the light, the air, and the reflections in his work in order to create a contemplative,
atmospheric mystique of nature in each of his works. He can play with the fierceness of the
sea or the tranquility of the sunset. The technique and chromatic palette of his works take the
viewer to remote places of imagination, provoking vivid memories.
Mary Martin GALLERY
103 Broad Street,Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303 Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
Selected as best gallery in South Carolina 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Selected as one of the top twenty-five galleries in America 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.