Enrique Martínez Celaya’s Poetic Seas


[Many thanks to Veerle Poupeye for bringing this item to our attention.] In the Frieze video section we find a short video (3:25 minutes) featuring Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya. Martínez Celaya’s solo show “The Mariner’s Meadow” will open on May 23, 2019, at Blain|Southern, London. In the clip, the artist discusses the importance of place and belonging and feeling connected to literature.

‘I have been interested for a long time in the idea of having arrived too late. The tension between the past and the future and the presence that is wedged in between. We all have ideas of tomorrow, we imagine ourselves in a better tomorrow, or improving our situation.’

Artist, author and former scientist, Enrique Martínez Celaya was born in Cuba and raised in Spain and Puerto Rico. His multidisciplinary practice is heavily influenced by his upbringing in the turbulent cultural and political environment of Puerto Rico in the 1970s. His work explores themes including youth, isolation, nature and the sublime.

For more information, visit the Blain|Southern website.

Source: https://frieze.com/media/enrique-martinez-celayas-poetic-seas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s