La Pinza Self-Aware

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.


SMALL       110 x 80 cm (43.3 x 31.5 inch)

MEDIUM     130 x 90 cm (51.1 x 35.4 inch)


Artist: Sergio Martinez

Land of Origin: Spain

With La Pinza, we see a beautiful portrait held up by the steady, almost challenging gaze of a young Asian woman. The body is in profile and her face flashes a three quarter stare. She wears a semi-open white shirt that reveals her breasts, one is which is clamped by a wooden clothespin. The arms cross behind her back and her right hand appears from the back of the left side, with her fingers hooking the hem of the shirt. The skin infers softness with subtle gold contrasts.

The glaring juxtaposition between the finger, direct stare and act of submission via object, grow on the viewer as they explore each subtle message contained in this complex piece that emulsifies obedience with rebellion.

Sergio says: “We are usually comfortable in the known. We naturally create and accept environments where everything matches. In this painting I propose to experiment by decontextualising a small object and try to understand the meaning that this alteration provokes in me.”


We use the highest possible, colour tested printing process in the IBEX ArtLab. The Master-Giclées are overseen by the artists themselves to ensure that they are exactly as the artists want them. All used materials for the Master-Giclées are acid-free, so they will not turn yellow or go brittle. We use archival pigment inks which have the longest lifespan of any ink currently known.

At IBEX, we believe in providing the highest quality Master-Giclées to match the high quality of our artists. All pieces are produced in our own print, varnishing and framing facilities in Germany. From start to finish each work of art is handled personally by a master printer with more than 20 years of experience in the fine arts.