Burgos, Spain. 1956


The strong and colorful expressive force of Papartus allows him, historically, to move between the abstract and a figurative form, always allowing him to identify his personal stamp. The series “Citizens” is a kind of capsule, being limited in number (20) and in time (2021), caustically parodying the diverse in the perplexity and dysfunction of contemporary man. Papartus has worked in different collections and museums such as the Pamplona City Council, the Caja Rural de Huesca, Caja de Segovia, Tomas y Valiente Art Center, Citibank Collection, and Prosegur among others.

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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.




-“Arco Madrid” with Filomena Soares.


-«Print April 2020» Arena Martínez Projects. Madrid


-JustLx Art Fair. One man show. Arena Martínez Projects, Lisbon.


-“Crumbs on the sheets.” Official College of Architects (COAM). Madrid

-“Crumbs on the sheets.” Tomás y Valente Art Center (CEART). Fuenlabrada.

-“Just Mad”. Carla Lariot Projects. Lisbon


-Art Madrid. «One Man Show». Nuno Sacramento Gallery. Madrid

-“Meat”. Exhibition Room Roommate Alicia. Madrid


-«Sideksnacrhsoe». Edurne Gallery. Madrid.


-“Where the rest hides.” Tower of Lozoya. Segovia.


-“Malpais IV”. Bach Quatre Gallery. Barcelona.

-«Hand Made». Pedro Pena Gallery. Marbella.


-“Malpais II”. Data Gallery. Oviedo.

-“Malpais III”. Macula Gallery. Santa Cruz of Tenerife.


-«Courtesan / Courtesan». Belarde Gallery, 20. Madrid.

-«The still life of art». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Lisbon.

-“April 12th”. Manuel Ojeda Gallery. The Gran Canarian palms.

-“Malpais I”. Italy Gallery. Alicante.


-«Linens». Bach Quatre Contemporary Art. Barcelona.

-«Linens and assemblies», Fúcares Gallery. Almagro.

-«The eggs of art», Exhibition Hall of the College of Architects. Malaga.


-«Work on paper». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres.

-«Work on paper». Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Reus.


-«De civitas gingivae». The Citadel exhibition hall. Pamplona.

-«Work on paper 1998/99». Citibank Spain. Madrid.


-«The flowers of evil», May Moré Gallery. Madrid.


-«Of rivers and seas». Clerigos Gallery. Lugo.


-“Sand Gärten”. Im Salomo Haus Gallery. Augsburg. (Germany)

-«Arena’s Gardens», La Aurora Gallery. Murcia.


-«Landscapes and paths of Arena». Rural Bank of Huesca. Zaragoza.


-“Sarajevo Lookout”. Ignacio Varez Gallery. Madrid.


-“Breakfast with Arena”. Edurne Gallery. Madrid.

-Arch 93. «One man show», Edurne Gallery. Madrid.

Group shows


-“ESTAMPA 2021” Arena Martínez Projects, Madrid.


-“JUSTMAD 2020” Arena Martínez Projects, Madrid.


-«JUSTMAD 2019» Arena Martínez Projects, Madrid.


-«Art Marbella 18» Arena Martínez Projects, Marbella.


-“Identities II”. Edurne Gallery. Madrid


-«ARCO’03». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres / Lisbon.

-«Digital stamps». Pedro Pena Gallery. Marbella, Malaga.

-«Summer Collective». Bach Quatre Gallery. Barcelona

-“The souk of art”. Macula Gallery. Santa Cruz of Tenerife.


-«ARCO’02». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Caceres.

-«The collective wine». Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Reus. Tarragona.

-“Wonders.” Belarde Gallery 20. Madrid


-«ARCH`01». Bores & Mallo Gallery. Madrid.

-Kunst Cologne. Antonio Pinyol Gallery. Cologne

-Lisbon Art. Bores & Mallo Gallery. Lisbon.


-«Estampa» Engraving Fair. The Black Box Gallery. Madrid.

-“Wonders.” Belarde Gallery 20. Madrid

-Collective. Data Gallery. Oviedo. Asturias.


-2018 CRUMBS IN THE SHEETS. Catalog of the exhibition at COAM and CEART in Madrid. Texts by Robert C. Morgan, Rosa Olivares and Ernesto Castro. March 2018.

-2017 MEAT. Art to the limit. | Text by Andrés Isaac Santiago. Dec/16-Jan/17

-2006 WHERE THE REST IS HIDDEN. Catalog of the exhibition in the Torreón de Lozoya. Segovia. | Texts by Miguel Cereceda Lirismo Amargo and Jose Luis Corazón Ardura Where the rest is hidden. September, 2006.

-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 Malpaís as a way station. October, 2002.

-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 Journey to the bottom of the journey. January-February, 2002.

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

-2001 THE EGGS OF ART. 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 OF SEAS AND RIVERS. 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 ARENA’S GARDENS. 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 THE FLOWERS OF EVIL. Catalog of the exhibition at the May Moré Gallery in Madrid. | Text by Fernando Francés Night Garden. December, 1996.

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

-1995 LANDSCAPES AND ROADS OF 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 BREAKFAST WITH ARENA. Catalog of the exhibition at the Edurne Gallery in Madrid. | Text by Alicia Murray From the desert to emotion. February, 1993.

-1993 THE SARAJEVO VIEWPOINT. 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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