ABOUT

Enrique Zaldivar

Holguin, Cuba. July 22, 1988. Currently lives in New Jersey, United States.

Enrique Zaldivar is a cuban painter based in the United States, graduate of the Professional Academy of Fine Arts "El Alba" in Holguin, Cuba.

To date he has done several solo and group shows. His works appear in several private collections, institutions and corporations throughout the United States and also transcended the borders to countries like Canada, Mexico, France, Dominican Republic, Peru and Cuba.

Zaldivar's paintings are characterized by the presence of nature in general from where he takes his main inspiration, but not to copy it, but to transform it through his eyes and his mind, to give us a unique and unrepeatable creation.

Acrylic, watercolor, drawing, collage, art print and photography are the techniques with which Enrique interacts without preference. We see in his works an intense and particular use of color, with a conscious use of complementary colors to create harmony and balance. There are vibrant colors with few mixtures that become a way to illuminate the canvas, a mixture of the tropical light of Cuba and the explosion of autumn colors in the United States.

For Zaldivar each stroke is a way of reflecting life in its wide spectrum of situations, shows us its inner world and philosophy of life.

His influences are very diverse as, Impressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, Surrealism and Pop Art.


Enrique Zaldivar, July 22, 1988.

Art education:
Professional Academy of Fine Arts ''El Alba'' Holguin, Cuba

Solo Exhibitions:

2018: "Happy days" Mezzanine Gallery, Trenton, New Jersey.

2017: "Joy of motion" The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey

2017: ''Unknown landscapes'' Transformation Gallery, Metuchen, New Jersey.

2013: ''The weight of silence'' Provincial Library Alex Urquiola, Holguin, Cuba.

2011: ''Time change'' Gallery Holguin, Holguin Cuba.

2008: ''To see or not to be'' Electa Arenal Gallery, Art Center, Holguin, Cuba.

2007: ''Liberty leading the People'' Gallery Professional Academy of Fine Arts Alba, Holguin, Cuba

Group Exhibitions:

2018: Works on paper" Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey. 

2018: "Return to love" Earth Studio, Metuchen, New Jersey.

2017: "Waterways of the World" Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

2017: The Metuchen Junebug ArtFest, New Jersey.

2016: New Brunswick Art Salon Fall.

2016: Oil Color and Mixed Media ''L'Appel Du Vide'' Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ.

2016: "Liberated Strings" Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

2016: The Bucks County Plein Air Festival, PA.

2016: ''Inspirations for the generations" Concourse Gallery, Perth Amboy, New Jersey.

2016: ''37th Annual Juried Art Exhibition'' Monmouth Museum, New Jersey.

2012: ''Fifth Salon of Religious Art'' Fausto Christ Gallery, UNEAC, Holguin, Cuba.

2010: “Main Art Salon” Main Hall, Art Center, Holguin, Cuba

2009: ''Second Salon of Religious Art'' Main Hall, Art Center, Holguin, Cuba.

2008: “Main Art Salon” Main Hall, Art Center, Holguin, Cuba.

2008: ''Creation'' Cine Marti, Holguin, Cuba.

2006: ''Exhibition of artistic collaboration with College Bois-de-Bouglogne, Montreal, Canada.

Awards:
2017: "Artist of the year" by The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

2016: "Best acrylic" in the exhibition "Liberated Strings" by the piece "Voices in the Wind" The Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Murals and works in public spaces:
2018: "Doors" Old Franklin Schoolhouse, Metuchen, New Jersey.