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Enrique Martinez Celaya in group show PISSED ELEGANCE – Stephen Cohen Gallery, LA

May 14 – June 18, 2011

Stephen Cohen Gallery,

Los Angeles, CA

The historian Kenneth Clark purveyed the eventual end to abstraction, citing a cultural need for a fidelity to the real world in real time imagery.  In a world significantly gutted with imagery, abstraction at present is about creating a new space in which to think about present day life.
Pissed Elegant is representative of those concerns past and present.

Stephen Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce, Pissed Elegance, a group show of abstract works.  The exhibition will showcase a variety of media including painting, photography and sculpture. Featured artists include Arthur Siegel, Ed Ruscha, Arthur Ou, Brian Wall, John McLaughlin, Siri Kaur Bronlyn Jones, James Gobel, Benjamin Lord, Bob Magahay, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Chad Kleitsch, Jason David, Robert Stivers, Monique Prieto and Danny Jauregui.  An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya – The Practice at Whale and Star

by Juliana Accioly

Miami Art Guide Magazine 28
Apr/May 2011

Enrique Martínez Celaya, a visual artist whose work is associated with the nature of human experience and the search for meaning that dominates so many contemporary societies, was a late bloomer. His interest in artistic expression began in his childhood, but art did not become his profession until well into his twenties. Painting was the starting point of his career, whose possibilities and limits he quickly expanded, crossing traditionally pictorial boundaries into other media like sculpture, installation, and photography. Set in the transient world of time and memory, identity and displacement, Martínez Celaya’s work embodies his belief that being a certain kind of artist means being a certain kind of person and that in and through art one gains clarity about himself and his relationship to the world.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya – Artist Talk at Miami Dade College

Thursday, Mar. 31, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

MDC Wolfson Campus, Building 7, Room 7128

300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy department will present a talk by renowned Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 31. The event will be held at the Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

Cuban-born Celaya began his artistic career after studying applied physics at Cornell University and pursuing a doctorate in quantum electronics at the University of California, Berkeley. He eventually earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1994.

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Martínez Celaya’s ‘A Third Of the Night’ Opens in Aspen

Next week, the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen opens a new show titled A Third of the Night. Cuban-born, LA-based Enrique Martínez Celaya is the artist behind the exhibition. The showcase features twelve of his paintings and one sculpture. It opens this Friday, February 12, 2021 and will be on view until March 14th.

Going to Aspen is like a homecoming for the artist who is a fixture in the Aspen arts scene. He has been involved in the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. He has also had exhibitions at the Baldwin Gallery in the past.

Inspired by the Book of Revelations, A Third of the Night explores the concepts of loss and uncertainty. It also expresses an exilic longing for home. The artists took the name of the show from a passage in the biblical text. It reads “a third of the sun was struck, a third of the moon, and a third of the stars, so that a third of them turned dark. A third of the day was without light, and also a third of the night.” Martinez Celaya found the notion of being without light interesting. “That was interesting to me. The aspect of darkness and what it means when you no longer have light for a period, sort of the mystery and confusion of that.”

Martínez Celaya was born in Palos, Nueva Pas Cuba. His family first relocated to Spain when he was eight. Then, at the age of eleven, the artist’s family moved to Puerto Rico. He graduated from Cornell University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and a minor in Electrical Engineering. Later, he earned a Master’s of Science in Quantum Electronics. He patented several laser devices before he received training in art. In 1994, he graduated with highest honors from the M.F.A. program at the University of California.

Blog links to Enrique Martinez Celaya

Wikipedia link

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Martinez Celaya Sculpture

Friday October 19, 2012

Martinez Celaya sculpture to grace Freedom Tower commemorates 50 years of Operation Peter Pan.

A large-scale bronze sculpture created by distinguished Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya, The Tower of Snow honors the 50th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan, which brought thousands of Cuban children, without their parents, to the United States in pursuit of freedom and stability.

Link>>Miami Dade College

Link>> Youtube-the making of the Tower of Snow

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Group show PRIMERA REVANCHA, at Pinta Miami

Dec 1 – Dec 4, 2016

Curated by Omar Pascual Castillo

Pinta Miami  Booth B29
318 NW 23rd St,
Miami, FL 33127

Featured artists:

Alejandro Aguilera, José Bedia, Ariel Cabrera, Carlos Cárdenas, Luis Cruz Azaceta, Ofill Echevarría, Alexis Esquivel, Tomás Esson, Flavio Garciandía, Maykel Linares, Enrique Martínez Celaya, Marta María Pérez Bravo, Geandy Pavón, Segundo Planes, Juan Miguel Pozo, Ernesto Pujol

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Cuban artists at Gary Nader Latin American, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Gary Nader Launches New Miami Auction Venture on December 1

From Cuban Art News

With thousands of international collectors in town for Art Basel Miami Beach, gallerist and collector Gary Nader is hosting a major auction of modern, contemporary and Latin American art next Thursday, December 1. The sale includes works by Picasso, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Warhol—and five modern and contemporary Cuban artists.

Since early November, the works to be offered in “Nader’s Latin American, Modern & Contemporary Art Auction” have been on view at Gary Nader Art Centre, the vast 55,000-square-foot gallery and exhibition space in Miami’s Wynwood district. A selection was also on display in Nader’s booth at the recent PINTA New York art fair.
Butinantes, a 1945 canvas by Wifredo Lam, received the highest estimate among works by Cuban artists, at $700,000 to $900,000. A second Lam work, Sans titre (c. 1942), is estimated at $500,000 to $700,000. In all, six works by Lam are being offered, with the lowest estimate at $80,000.

Two 2007 sculptures by Cuban-born contemporary artist Jorge Pardo, Untitled (Melissa) and Untitled (John), are estimated at $100,000 to $150,000 each. Other Cuban artists represented in the sale are José Bedia, Cundo Bermudez, and Enrique Martínez Celaya.
Gary Nader Gallery webpage

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Sotheby’s Latin American Auction

We are pleased to announce the Sotheby’s Latin American Auction to take place on May 25 and 26.

The following Cuban American Artists are included in the sale:
Jose Bedia, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Julio Larraz, Agustin Fernandez, Carmen Herrera, Emilio Sanchez, Tomas Sanchez, Carlos Alfonzo, and others.

Click Read more for more information including viewing times.

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Christie’s Latin American Art Auction

We are pleased to announce Christie’s Latin American Auction to take place on May 26 & 27.  Location: 20 Rockefeller Plaza, NY

Viewing dates are:
May 21  10am – 5pm
May 22   1pm – 5pm
May 23, 24, 25 10 am – 5pm
May 26 10 am – 12 pm

The following Cuban American Artists are included in the sale:

Cundo Bermudez, Ana Mendieta, Jose Bedia, Julio Larraz, Humberto Calzada, Tomas Sanchez, Arturo Rodriguez, Enrique Martinez Celaya, Carlos Alfonso, and Miguel Padura.

You can also view works by the Grand masters of cuban art – Wilfredo Lam and Amelia Pelaez.

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