Published by Ediciones Polígrafa. Text by Mary Rakow, Matthew Biro.
Cuban-American artist Enrique Martínez Celaya (born 1964) embraces painting, sculpture, photography and writing, inspired by sources as diverse as Nordic poetry and quantum physics (Celaya initially trained as a physicist). Featuring new and unpublished works, this volume is his first comprehensive monograph.
In the summer of 2013, SITE Sante Fe presents a new project by Enrique Martínez Celaya (born 1964) entitled The Pearl. For this exhibition, Martínez Celaya transforms all 15,000 square feet of SITE’s gallery space into an immersive installation environment that includes several large and small-scale paintings, sculptures, video, waterworks and olfactory interventions. This exhibition integrates many of the elements and ideas that the artist has engaged with over the last several years. For this project, the artist takes the notion of home as both a point of departure and a destination to craft a multisensory experience that is an extended metaphor for a journey of emotional and psychological reflection. Visitors experience the installation in a specific sequence that allows a multilevel narrative to unfold coherently. This volume records the conception of the work with drawings and studio photos, as well as installation images of the final work.
Published by Marquand Books, Inc.. Essay by Daniel Siedell.
The October Cycle, California painter Enrique Martínez Celaya's most recent work, unapologetically challenges the postmodern denial of meaning. Proactive and strong, Celaya's paintings affirm life and the individual self, rather than deconstructing them. Published in conjunction with Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery/University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where Celaya's traveling exhibition appeared from Nov 21 2003–Jan 26 2004.