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Arts Interview: Part Two Enrique Martínez Celaya, Artist and Author
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Enrique Martínez Celaya talks about why he chose painting as his artistic from of expression; how he approaches creating a work of art; how working with sculpture compares with painting; what he considers when naming his works; the significance of art telling one want to think vs making one think; how he sees the relationship between his writing and his visual art; male and female figures in his work; the part art plays in holistic knowledge; whether art can have a healing effect; and how an artist should judge the success of their work in their own eyes. Ruth Copland spoke to Enrique Martinez Celaya at his inspiring studio in Los Angeles, with multiple vast rooms both to paint in and display his work, as well as a small library, and a beautiful, lush garden featuring some of his sculptures.
Enrique Martínez Celaya trained as an artist as well as a physicist, and early in his career invented several patented laser devices before abandoning physics for art. An award-winning artist, he works predominantly in painting, but also in sculpture, photography, poetry and prose. His art work has been widely exhibited internationally and is held in the public collections of international institutions around the world. Enrique is the author of papers in art, poetry, philosophy, and physics and several books including 'Collected Writings and Interviews 1990-2010', and 'On Art and Mindfulness: Notes from the Anderson Ranch'. He has worked in collaboration with scientists, entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and architects, including the Canadian rock-band, Cowboy Junkies, the poet and Nobel-Prize-winning chemist, Roald Hoffmann, and the novelist Mary Rakow.
Photos From Left Clockwise: Enrique Martínez Celaya; Installation photo of “A Wasted Journey, A Half-Finished Blaze”, 2014, Galleri Andersson/Sandström, Umeå, Sweden. Pictured: The Cascade, 2013, Bronze sculpture, five steel beds, fiberglass, and pine needles, Collection of the Moderna Museet, Stockholm; View of the studio, Studio Enrique Martínez Celaya, Culver City, CA. From left: 'The Worker’s Creed (Freddie Mercury)', 2016, Oil and wax on canvas, 100 x 78 in. 'The Innocent', 2015, Oil and wax on canvas, 92 x 118 in.
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