Boy in the Water (Morning)

Boy in the Water (Morning)

2005
Artist
Enrique Martínez Celaya, Cuban, 1964
Born: Havana, Cuba
Work Locations: Los Angeles, CA
Country
United States
painting
Watercolor and etching ink on paper
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2015.630
Enrique Martínez Celaya (Cuban). Boy in the Water (Morning). 2005. Watercolor and etching ink on paper. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. 2015.630.
This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 9 in, 22.8600 cm; width: 33 1/4 in, 84.4550 cm; frame height: 13 1/2 in, 34.2900 cm; frame width: 38 in, 96.5200 cm; frame depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Enrique Martínez Celaya is a scientist and a poet as well as an artist; he considers each of his vocations as a means of ordering and understanding life. His paintings, photographs, sculptures, and mixed-media works may be seen both as manifestations of his search for truth and as representing the on-going, cyclical processes of living and understanding. Especially for someone like Celaya, whose early years were imprinted with the violence of exile, life can be messy; his media, which combine traditional art materials with things like blood and tar, reflect this fact on a visceral as well as visual level. 

Enrique Martínez Celaya was born in Havana, Cuba in 1964. Five years after the end of the Cuban Revolution, he immigrated to Spain in 1972. Three years later, he and his family moved to Puerto Rico. He holds a B.S. in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Cornell University (1986), an M.S. in Quantum Physics from the University of California, Berkeley (1989), and a M.F.A. in Painting and Sculpture from the University of California, Santa Barbara (1994).

Exhibition History
  • “Disruption: Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection” — Denver Art Museum, 1/13/2022