Tag : Enrique Martínez Celaya

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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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Enrique Martínez Celaya: A Prolific Journey with a Bright Future

By Saida Santana

Azure

In the oeuvre of this Cuban American artist, the fine line between art, philosophy, literature and religion is blurred, almost nonexistent. The complexity of his works will be on view this February at Andersson/Sandström Gallery in Umeå, Sweden.

Artist Enrique Martínez Celaya incorporates multiple media to express his vision of art and life: painting, sculpture, photography or writing. These disciplines are intertwined in particular contexts or environments, in which the line that separates art, philosophy, literature and religion almost seems to disappear. From February 2 to March 7, the complexity of his oeuvre will be displayed at Andersson/Sandström Gallery in Umeå, Sweden, in the exhibition titled A Wasted Journey, A Half-Finished Blaze.

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“A Wasted Journey, A Half-Finished Blaze” by Enrique Martinez Celaya, at Galleri Andersson/Sandström Umea, Sweden

Feb 2 – Mar 7, 2014

Galleri Andersson/Sandström
Aktrisgränd 34
903 64 UMEÅ
SWEDEN

The exhibition “A Wasted Journey, A Half-Finished Blaze” showcases five new paintings and an impressive sculptural installation that fills the gallery in Umedalen. The main sculpture in this environment presents a bronze boy encrusted with large jewels crying onto a bed of pine needles. His tears carve a channel through the beds as they cascade from one bed to the next. When they reach the last bed, the merger stream falls on a stack of dishes and pots reminiscent of what one might find in the sink of any house. The stream of tears never stops. Martínez presents a metaphorical, mystical world which resists a narrative and is elusive and open to one’s own interpretation.

 

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Enrique Martínez Celaya: Burning As It Were A Lamp Opens at Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami

November 23, 2013 – January 16, 2014

Opening reception Saturday, November 23, 7-9 pm

Fredric Snitzer Gallery
2249 NW 1st Place
Miami, FL 33127
 

The mirror has been a frequently recurring signifier in Martínez Celaya’s work, functioning as a proxy subject, a site of uncanny reflexivity, and an object of philosophical inquiry.  In Burning As It Were A Lamp, the mirror is again at the center of a dense web of visual, literary and philosophical relationships which investigate issues of identity, memory, and loss through the space of multi-disciplinary installation. The exhibition is a continuation of themes and concepts explored in a recent museum-wide environment at SITE Santa Fe, The Pearl.

 

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The Pearl – Enrique Martinez Celaya – Sante Fe

July 13–October 13, 2013

 

SITE Santa Fe
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM

In The Pearl, Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya takes up the drama of youth, wrought as it is with fear, wonder, trepidation and exuberance, in various proportions, and explores both the deterioration of memory and memory’s role in informing the present.

The Pearl is an immersive environment that sprawls across the entirety of SITE Santa Fe’s 12,000 square feet of gallery spaces. Utilizing painting, sculpture, sound, video, and light, the artist creates various installations threaded together by a continuous clear plastic tube of circulating water. The viewer follows the flow of the water from gallery to gallery in a manner suggestive of following a narrative. However, the individual installations are more akin to rhythmic pulses within a meandering melody, or emotional beats within a theatrical performance. They are better described as moments of encounter, sparsely arranged in the vast gallery space, replete with both climaxes and spaces of silence.

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Cuban Forever: Contemporary Cuban Art at The Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

September 7th, 2013 – June 30, 2014

 

Pizzuti Collection
632 North Park Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cuban Forever features the diverse, rich, beautiful and compelling contemporary art of Cuba.

The Pizzuti Collection, a new contemporary non-profit art space in Columbus, Ohio, opens with an exhibition of the most significant contemporary cuban artists on September 7, 2013

Established by Ron and Ann Pizzuti, the collection celebrates over 40 years of discovering and collecting internationally recognized and emerging artists from around the world and its mission is to foster cultural understanding and educational exchange, particularly as it relates to underrepresented voices from around the world. The Collection is a non-profit organization that presents temporary exhibitions of contemporary art from the collection of Ron and Ann Pizzuti.

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Enrique Martínez Celaya: The Pearl

SITE Santa Fe is pleased to present a new project by Enrique Martínez Celaya entitled The Pearl.  For this exhibition, Martínez Celaya transforms almost 12,000 square feet of SITE’s gallery spaces into an immersive environment that includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, waterwork, sound, and writing, as well as the artist’s first musical arrangement.

 

 

 

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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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Enrique Martinez Celaya – at the Hermitage

Enrique Martínez Celaya’s towering bronze work explores the plight of children exiled from Cuba.

A monumental bronze sculpture by the Miami-based artist Enrique Martínez Celaya is due to be unveiled in the courtyard of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg on 10 July (until 31 November). The Tower of Snow, 2012, which depicts a boy on crutches carrying a house on his back, is the latest large-scale sculpture to be installed in the Russian museum’s courtyard following, among others, Louise Bourgeois’s Maman in 2001 and three reclining figures by Henry Moore in 2011.

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Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russia

From Art Nexus

Cuban American artist Enrique Martínez-Celaya was selected by a commission from the Hermitage Museum to present his sculpture entitled La Torre de Nieve (The Snow Tower) in the Great Courtyard of the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The work will remain there from July 11 to November 21 of 2012.

La Torre de Nieve addresses migration, the loss of opportunities, and redemption. These themes are embodied in the figure of an overwhelmed looking young individual in crutches who is shown carrying a house on his head and back. This house is tied to the character by a cord tightened around his neck. The sculpture was created in bronze and is 15 feet high.

According to Martínez-Celaya “… La Torre de Nieve represents a journey and the hope of finding a new place for this ‘home.’ This notion of ‘home’ is both metaphorical and physical…”

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