Artist: Martin Llamedo
Land of Origin: Argentina
Martin Llamedo often provides richly layered philosophical commentary on modern society with a focus on the roles of women and their stark world of sociological boundaries.
The two picture-perfect women look dehumanized, possibly cloned or otherwise evolved into automatons, timeless figures in the sense that they could be traditional upper-class housewives, present-day trophy wives, or just average women from the future. These women, in the eyes of their maker, are steeped in ice, filters and online reanimation.
The artist has proven himself eerily conscious of alienating trends in modern society that offer us a sobering, potential glimpse of the future. What becomes of us in the absence of accepting and honoring our human imperfections?
Martin Llamedo has for long been inspired by the much earlier and ultimately positively inclined Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None, the philosophical novel by Friedrich Nietzsche, whose central concept “will to power” calls on us to live our lives as passionate, chaotic and free human beings.