Joy of motion: Exhibition of Cuban artist Enrique Zaldivar at the Barron Arts Center


A solo show exhibition is a great opportunity to create a broader and more coherent discourse, where people can understand more coherently and heterogeneously the paths that an artist transits. It is the best opportunity to see the greatest amount of works of an artist physically.

That's why I'm proud to see my solo exhibition Joy of Motion come true. Joy of Motion is a way of looking at the world, a world in movement and constantly changing. It is a celebration of life and the evolution of things. I am fascinated by the idea of ​​constant change in everything, even the most common and inert objects are subject to the vertiginous movement of the universe.


Life, death, and all the nuances between these two points, are the route that propitiates all this movement. But absorbed in the everyday, we lose the ability to appreciate what surrounds us. Every moment is unique; what we see today, perhaps not tomorrow and that moment will never return.


 All matters to me. I could talk about complex issues, but I want to talk about flowers, trees, landscapes and colors. I feel a great attraction for worthless things and I think that there is great value even in the most vanity things.

Confronting the creative process is enough for me; that makes me happy. After I finish a piece, my interest in it fades because the creative act is what really fills me as an artist. I believe that in a symbolic sense, each creator is born and dies in each work; that time between the beginning and the end of the work is a metaphor of life itself. That feeling is what makes me work almost compulsively sometimes and what I call: Joy of Motion.