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Arts Interview: Part One Enrique Martínez Celaya, Artist and Author
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Enrique Martinez Celaya talks about his creative environment growing up; what made him ultimately choose art over science as his career; how he sustained himself through the early years of making his way as an artist; his thoughts on the division between art and science; what it felt like to sell his first painting; his figurative approach to painting; whether it’s necessary to understand how a work came into being in order to appreciate it; the necessity for a mastery over technique, tools and materials; whether the spiritual element of art advanced by Kandinsky and Mondrian is part of the impetus of his work; how we can engage people in art; the most important character traits for commercial and artistic success as an artist; and what keeps the passion of art alive for him. 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 with painting The Radiance in background; Galerie Judin, Berlin, The Wanted Freedom (Black Milk), 2017, Oil and wax on canvas, 116 x 150 in., Private collection, Berlin and The One Who Stayed (Milk), 2017, Oil and wax on canvas, 116 x 150 in; View of the newly completed studio garden, Studio Enrique Martínez Celaya, Culver City, CA. From left: The Landmark, 2016, Bronze, 17 x 100 x 94 in. The Well, 2014, Bronze, 152 x 65 x 59 in., Private collection, Miami, Florida.
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