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Enrique Martinez Celaya Paints the Same Subject in Varied Weather

By: Jason Soy - Published: Feb 8, 2012 • References: martinezcelaya and booooooom
This collection of Enrique Martinez Celaya illustrations is sure to leave a few viewers scratching their heads. After all, when was the last time you saw a frail-looking girl carrying a grown leopard on their shoulders? But putting the abstract subject aside, these Martinez Celaya paintings are noteworthy for their changing seasonal backdrops and near identical renderings of the same female figure in each. Scrolling through these images at a rapid rate will create the illusion of time passing, which is Martinez Celaya’s intent.

Enrique Martinez Celaya is a working artist residing in Gulf Stream, Florida. He uses his work, as he explains, to “examine time, subjectivity, memory and representation.” These four elements are exemplified in these paintings, which transition between spring, summer, fall and winter while maintaining a surreal focal point in the leopard-carrying lady.