"Maikel Martinez: The Lost Landscapes/Los Pasajes Perdidos" on view in Boca Raton

July 27, 2023

Maikel Martinez: The Lost Landscapes/Los Pasajes Perdidos is now on view through Sept. 2 at Rosenbaum Contemporary's gallery at 150 Yamato Road in Boca Raton, Fla. The exhibition features new paintings by popular Cuban artist Maikel Martinez.  


While at first glance Martinez’s works appear to be photographs or photorealistic paintings, upon closer inspection they are revealed to be places that don’t actually exist. In each, Martinez’s memories of places from his past combine with his dreams and internal dialogues to create landscapes that have been reinvented in his mind. The resulting scenes capture and express human feelings such as loneliness, silence, tranquility, fear and desire.


“The images that appear on the canvas represent a kind of magical dictation from my unconscious,” Martinez said. “Throughout the creative process some of these images are transformed while others remain true to the image as originally dreamed.”


Martinez was born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba. He received the Landscape Award at the 2000 Salon Nacional, sponsored by the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC) and held in homage to Tiburcio Lorenzo, the Cuban painter recognized as the Cuban “Lord of the Landscape.” His work has been exhibited in institutions and galleries in Europe, North and South America and the Caribbean including the Royal Bank of Canada and the Museo Provincial de Historia in Pinar del Rio, Cuba.


Maikel Martinez: The Lost Landscapes/Los Pasajes Perdidos can be viewed during Rosenbaum Contemporary’s regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on its website www.rosenbaumcontemporary.com.


Rosenbaum Contemporary, founded in 1979, caters to international collectors interested in investment-quality works by postwar, modern and contemporary masters and presents nationally recognized museum-level exhibitions throughout the year. The gallery also offers a wide range of free services to collectors worldwide including acquisition advice, art consulting, sourcing of artists, art collection building and management and resale of select works of art.