Portrait of Vicki and Kent Logan
- Enrique Martínez Celaya, Cuban, 1964
- Born: Havana, Cuba
- Work Locations: Los Angeles, CA
Enrique Martinez Celaya’s works represent an ongoing search for meaning, by exploring the cause and effect of living and understanding. In “Portrait of Vicki and Kent Logan,” Celaya depicts two sitters, Vicki and Kent Logan, along with what one can assume is the couple’s dog. Seated in front of a neutral grayish-brown background, the group faces the viewer head-on, providing a point of connection to the work. A strong vertical line of a lighter neutral color slices through the center of the work, interrupted by various white circular applications of paint. This break in the canvas appears almost as a road, full of cars with their headlights on, extending through the work and merging with the portrayed sitters.
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).
© Enrique Martínez Celaya
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