Burgos, Spain. 1956


Papartus, (Merindad de Río Ubierna, Burgos, 1956). Currently lives and works in Madrid where his powerful expressive force and pronounced plastic qualities, with his dense material space and marked baroque features, are a decisive statement of principles.

The work is an allegory to life in all its heterogeneity, in all its unstoppable and overwhelming impulse. And it conveys a message that transcends clearly: the artist’s creative freedom beyond what market policies dictate. “The accumulated experience over time and passion for painting is what we can see in Papartus’ works. Fragments of the life and feelings of a painter.” – Rosa Olivares comments on his latest works.

Individually, Papartus has exhibited his work in centers, spaces, fairs, and galleries in Madrid, Zaragoza (1995), Augsburg, Germany (1996), Lugo (1997), Pamplona (1999), Cáceres (2000), Barcelona (2001), Lisbon (2002), Asturias and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (2003), Barcelona and Malaga (2004), Segovia (2006), Lisbon (2018 and 2019). At the collective level, he has been part of the two most important fairs in the Spanish scene, Estampa and Arco from 200-2021.

Papartus has publications from important critics such as Rosa Olivares, Ernesto Castro, Robert C. Morgan, Julio César Abad, Miguel Logroño, Fernando Castro, (among others). The artist’s presence in the press is remarkable; he has been on the cover of ABC Cultural and has been published in newspapers such as “El Mundo,” magazines like “Lapiz” or “Exit,” “arte internacional,” etc.

In terms of presence in public collections, his work can be found in different Boxes, both private and public collections, such as the City Council of Pamplona, Caja Rural de Huesca, Caja de Segovia, the Tomas y Valiente Art Center in Madrid, the College of Architects of Malaga, the Citibank collection, Prosegur collection (among others).

Among his recent exhibitions, the “Crumbs on the Sheets” stands out, a double exhibition at the College of Architects of Madrid (2018) and “Crumbs on the Sheets” at the CEART of Madrid (2018). Both exhibitions are curated by Robert C. Morgan, curator, artist, critic, art historian, and poet, who urges Papartus to bring to light these twelve years of the artist’s work in the intimacy of his studio. The exhibitions bring together a total of 40 pieces distributed in two spaces, 25 large-format works in the Mercadal Room at COAM, and a selection of 15 pieces that complement and dialogue with those exhibited at COAM, forming a closed whole.

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Although the present and the future are unpredictable and difficult to master, the human being feels the need to fight against the chaos that the environment and the world organize.

I believe that the role of an artist is to seek to form alternatives to organizational logic, deconstructing the established order and rebuilding it again from within the freedom that creativity offers.

After exhibiting my works for 13 years, in 2006 I decided to focus on developing my creative process and therefore stopped exhibiting.

I think now is the right time to re-exhibit my work under my initial signature: PAPARTUS.



– Solo show at ARMA Gallery.
– Solo show with “ARENA MARTINEZ Projects”.
– Solo show at Galeria Edurne.
– «Carminica April 2020» ARMA GALLLERY Madrid.
– Solo show “Seismasunoprojects” Madrid.
– JustLx Art Fair. One man show. ARMA GALLLERY, Lisbon.
– “Migas en las sábanas.” Official College of Architects (COAM). Madrid
– “Migas en las sábanas.” Tomás y Valente Art Center (CEART). Fuenlabrada.
– “Just Mad”. Carla Lariot Projects. Lisbon
– Art Madrid. «One Man Show». Nuno Sacramento Gallery. Madrid
– “Cárnico”. Exhibition Room Roommate Alicia. Madrid
– «Sideksnacrhsoe». Edurne Gallery. Madrid.
– “Donde se oculta el resto” Tower of Lozoya. Segovia.
– “Malpais IV”. Bach Quatre Gallery. Barcelona.
– «Hand Made». Pedro Peña Gallery. Marbella.
– “Malpais II”. Data Gallery. Oviedo.
– “Malpais III”. Macula Gallery. Santa Cruz of Tenerife.
– «Courtesano/ Courtesana». Belarde Gallery, 20. Madrid.
– «La naturaleza muerta del arte». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Lisbon.
– “April 12th”. Manuel Ojeda Gallery. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
– “Malpais I”. Italy Gallery. Alicante.
– «Linens». Bach Quatre Contemporary Art. Barcelona.
– «Linosyensamblajes», Fúcares Gallery. Almagro.
– «Los huevos del arte», Exhibition Hall of the College of Architects. Malaga.
– «Work on paper». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres.
– «Work on paper». Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Reus.
– «De civitasgingivae». The Citadel exhibition hall. Pamplona.
– «Work on paper 1998/99». Citibank Spain. Madrid.
– «Las flores del mal», May Moré Gallery. Madrid.
– «De ríos y mares». Clerigos Gallery. Lugo.
– “Sand Gärten”. Im Salomo Haus Gallery. Augsburg. (Germany)
– «Jardines de Arena», La Aurora Gallery. Murcia.
– «Paisajes y caminos de Arena». Rural Bank of Huesca. Zaragoza.
– “El mirador de Sarajevo”. Ignacio Varez Gallery. Madrid.
– “Desayuno con Arena”. Edurne Gallery. Madrid.
– Arch 93. «One man show», Edurne Gallery. Madrid.


– ArtMadrid March 2024 with ARMA GALLERY, Madrid, Spain.
– Encuentro. ARMA GALLERY, Madrid, Spain.
– Estampa 2023 Art Fair – ARMA GALLERY, Madrid.
– Istanbul Contemporary Art Fair – ARMA GALLERY.
– Art Madrid art fair February 2023 – ARMA GALLERY, Madrid.
– ARCO – Filonena Soares, Portugal.
– Estampa – ARMA GALLERY.
– ArtMadrid – ARMA GALLERY.
-«Art Marbella 18» ARMA GALLERY, Marbella.
-“Identities II”. Edurne Gallery. Madrid
-«ARCO’03». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres / Lisbon.
-«Estampas digitales». Pedro Pena Gallery. Marbella, Malaga.
-«Summer Collective». Bach Quatre Gallery. Barcelona
-“El zoco del arte”. Macula Gallery. Santa Cruz of Tenerife.
-«ARCO’02». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres.
-«El vino colectivo». Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Reus. Tarragona.
-“Maravillas.” Belarde Gallery 20. Madrid
-«ARCO´01». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Madrid.
-Kunst Cologne. Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Cologne
-”Arte Lisboa” Bores & Mallo Gallery. Lisbon.
-«Estampa» Engraving Fair. La Caja Negra Gallery. Madrid.
-“Maravillas.” Belarde Gallery 20. Madrid
-”Colectiva” Dasto Gallery. Oviedo. Asturias.


-2018 MIGAS EN LAS SÁBANAS. Catalog of the exhibition at COAM and CEART in Madrid. Texts by Robert C. Morgan, Rosa Olivares and Ernesto Castro. March 2018.

-2017 CÁRNICA: Arte al límite. | Text by Andrés Isaac Santiago. Dec/16-Jan/17

-2006 DONDE SE OCULTA EL RESTO. Catalog of the exhibition in the Torreón de Lozoya. Segovia. | Texts by Miguel Cereceda Lirismo Amargo and Jose Luis Corazón Ardura

-2004 HAND MADE. Catalog of the exhibition at the Pedro Peña Gallery. | Text by Javier Fuentes Feo. December, 2004.

-2002 MALPAÍS I. Publication of the exhibition at the Italia Gallery in Alicante. | Text by Julio César Abad Vidal.

-2002 APRIL 12. Catalog of the exhibition at the Manuel Ojeda Gallery. | Text by Miguel Cereceda The eggs of criticism. April, 2002

-2002 COURTESAN / COURTESAN. Catalog of the exhibition at the Belarde 20 Gallery in Madrid. | Texts by Rosa Olivares After painting and by Miguel Logroño.

-2002 THE STILL LIFE OF ART. Book dedicated exclusively to the analysis of the sculpture Still life of the Poppies, edited by the Bores and Mayo Galleries of Cáceres and Lisbon. | Texts by Julio César Abad Vidal The still life of art or an aesthetic critique of the avant-garde, recluse and Fernando Castro Flórez El fart, nightingale of the putos (a consideration on a rare packaging – still life). February – March, 2002.

-2001 “LINOS”. Catalog of the exhibition at the Bach 4 Gallery in Barcelona. | Texts by Alicia Santamaría For the work by Paco Celorrio and Alicia Murria Entre-cut narrations. January, 2001.

-2001 LINOSYENSAMBLAJES Catalog of the exhibition at the Fúcares Gallery in Almagro. | Text by Pablo Llorca Linos y Ensamblajes. March-April, 2001.

-2001 LOS HUEVOS DEL ARTE. Catalog of the exhibition at the College of Architects of Malaga. | Text by Julio César Abad Vidal Satire and shaking. Paintings by Paco Celorrio. November, 2001.

-1999 DE CIVITAS GINGIVAE. Catalog of the exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of La Ciudadela in Pamplona. | Texts by Fernando Castro Flórez Writing: Black on White, Painting: Shadow of the Passion, Marcos Ricardo Barnatán For those of us who have the Universe left, and José Manuel Ciria, Celorrio or the urgency of painting. April, 1999.

-1997 DE MARES Y RIOS. Catalog of the exhibition at the Clérigos Gallery in Lugo. | Texts by Alberto Ruiz de Samaniego A demand of the heart and Fernando Castro Flórez The matter of the landscape. June, 1997.

-1996 JARDINES DE ARENA. Catalog of the exhibition at La Aurora Gallery in Murcia. | Text by José Ramon Danvila Painting full of signs, data that are memory, memories that move one to meditate. May, 1996.

-1996 LAS FLORES DEL MAL. Catalog of the exhibition at the May Moré Gallery in Madrid. | Text by Fernando Francés Night Garden. December, 1996.

-1996 JARDINES DE ARENA. Catalog of the exhibition at the Im Salomo Haus gallery in Ausburg. Germany. | Text by Antón Lamazares Song for Paco Celorrio. April, 1996.

-1995 PAISAJES Y CAMINOS DE ARENA. Catalog of the exhibition in the Exhibition Hall of the Caja Rural de Huesca. | Text by Fernando Castro Flórez, Celorrio, childhood landscape. March, 1995.

-1993 DESAYUNO CON AARENA. Catalog of the exhibition at the Edurne Gallery in Madrid. | Text by Alicia Murray From the desert to emotion. February, 1993.

-1993 EL MIRADOS DE SARAJEVO. Catalog of the exhibition at the Ignacio Várez Gallery in Madrid. | Text by Vicente Llorca The viewpoint of Sarajevo. October,1993


-2/10/2018. “Devoured by painting” Miguel Cereceda.

-2/20/2018 Criticism of the exhibition “Crumbs in the sheets of Papartus” Luis Francisco Perez. Exit Express.

-03/2004. Special Castile and Leon. Cimal. international art.

-10/24/03 “The subtle art of Celorrio”. Luis de la Cruz Rodriguez. JOURNAL OF NOTICES (TENERIFE).

-10/18/03 “A bad country in Santa Cruz”. Elena Morales. WEEKLY MAGAZINE OF CULTURE OF THE OPINION OF (TENERIFE).

-10/12/03 “Mácula exhibits Malpaís III, Celorrio’s vision of the Canary Islands”. Santa Cruz. JOURNAL OF NOTICES (TENERIFE).

-03/02 “Celorrio, conscience and praise of painting”. Julio Cesar Abad Vidal. CIMAL INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE, SPECIAL CASTILLA Y LEÓN.

-10/27/02 “Paco Celorrio presents the first works of the Malpaís Suite at the Italia Gallery”. Martin Sanchez. THE WORLD (ALICANTE).

-04/16/02 “The poppy still life, appropriation conceived as art”. AG CANARY ISLANDS 7.

-01/20/02 Cover of ABC Cultural.


-05/11/01 “Paco Celorrio’s rebellion”. Enrique Castaños Ales. UP TO DATE (MALAGA).

-10/29/01 Review EL MUNDO (ANDALUCIA).

-10/28/01 “The desecration of art”. William Busutil. UP TO DATE (MALAGA).

-10/27/01 “Crossroads of walks”. Cesar Requesens. THE OPINION OF MALAGA.

-10/27/01 “Francisco Celorrio exhibits his recent work at the College of Architects of Malaga. APB AL DÍA (MALAGA)

-01/11 “Celorrio, The eggs of art”. Héctor Márquez of the Press Office of the College of Architects of Malaga.

-01/05 “Paco Celorrio”. Jose Luis Loarce. PENCIL Nº172.

-02/10/01 “The protagonists speak. Paco Celorrio”. Cultural ABC.

-06/99 “A Tale from Spain, The painter, the sculptor and the gardener”. Mariano de Blas NY ARTS.

-05/13/99 “Celorrio or the search for the ego”. AGR THE POINT OF THE ARTS.

-05/08/99 “The invasion of space in Celorrio” Javier Rubio Nomblot. Cultural ABC.

-04/10/99 “The artist Paco Celorrio exhibits at the Ciudadela”. Alice Ezker. NEWS DAILY.

-01/09/98 “The flower of sin”. Marcos Ricardo Barnatán METROPOLI (THE WORLD).

-01/98 “Francisco Celorrio”. Anna Gonzalez. ARC NEWS.

-01/02/98 “Celorrio, return to childhood”. William Solano. Cultural ABC.

-06/14/97 “Seas and rivers enter the Clérigos Gallery with Celorrio’s work”. Pilar Garcia Cheda. THE PROGRESS (LUGO).

-06/27/97 “Seas and rivers in Celorrio’s painting”. Maria Dolores Arroyo. THE POINT OF THE ARTS.

-06/97 “Paco Celorrio”. MO ART AND PART.

-06/96 “Paco Celorrio: I paint with my hands because I like to leave traces of color”. GD THE TRUTH (MURCIA).

-06/96 “Paco Celorrio”. ART AND PART.

-06/96 “Celorrio”. PENCIL Nº123.

-06/96 “Rule und Magie in den spanischen Gärten”. REGIONAL FEUILLETON AUSBURG (GERMANY).

-05/30/96 “Paco Celorrio, Arena’s gardens”. THE POINT OF THE ARTS.

-05/28/96 “Paco Celorrio, a cumulative process”. Pedro A. Cruz. THE TRUTH (MURCIA).

-05/21/96 “Celorrio: I have created a vegetal symphony based on daydreams and vitality”. CF THE OPINION (MURCIA).

-05/18/96 “Tension in red”. Gonzalez Diez. THE TRUTH (MURCIA).

-03/27/95 “Expressionism is a way of being”. MG HERALD OF ARAGON.

-03/25/95 “Paco Celorrio: painting reflects my state of vitality”. Heron Aguerri. THE NEWSPAPER.

-11/30/93 “Paco Celorrio”. Fernando Castro Florez. DIARY 16.

-11/20/93 “Beneyto and Celorrio”. Carlos Garcia Osuna. CULTURAL ABC.

-11/13/93 “At the point of the news.” Moon shell. THE POINT OF THE ARTS.

-03/93 “Barjola, Miura and Celorrio”. Miguel Fernandez Cid. Cultural supplement DAILY 16.

-03/24/93 “Paco Celorrio: I paint and contemplate for pure pleasure”. Miguel Fernandez Cid. DIARY 16.

-03/20/93 “Paco Celorrio: many would stop painting if they couldn’t sell”. Carmen Serrano. THE NEWSPAPER OF ARAGON.

Public Collections

-Tomás y Valiente Art Center (CEART). Fuenlabrada. Madrid.

-Pamplona City Council.

-Rural Bank of Huesca.

-College of Architects of Malaga.

-Citibank Collection. Madrid.

-Prosegur Collection. Madrid.

-Museum of Contemporary Art of Cartagena. Murcia.

-Huarte Museum. Navarre.

-Caceres Provincial Council.

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