Enrique Martínez Celaya

The Trip, 2009-2010 Boy from the Woods, 2011 The Castle, 2011 The Rite, 2009 The Embers, 2011 The Path, 2010 The Children, 2008 The Awakened, 2011 Enrique Martínez Celaya Boy and Tree, 2010 The Touch, 2011 Look (Kierkegaard as a Boy), 2006 The Gambler, 2010 The Gambler, 2010 The Gambler, 2010

Palos, Cuba, 1964

Lives and works in Los Angeles



Enrique Martínez Celaya works with painting, developing it from the perspective of scientific thought, philosophical, poetic and intellectual.


His work brings a permanent concern about experience and representation to light. It is an answer to the surrounding world, especially to nature, the environment of being, and his own perception through ideas that appear over and over again: the child, the sea, the trees, the mountains, the animals, the birds.


Enrique Martínez Celaya’s works exposes the possibilities and limits of representation at the same time. His paintings are a poetic way to explore notions such as confidence, symbolism, displacement, fragmentation, integrity, time, memory and identity.