The Banquet

Master-Giclée, Limited Edition of 100 pieces.

 

MEDIUM     130 x 130 cm (51.1 x 51.1 inch)

LARGE       150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 inch)

ABOUT THE BANQUET

Artist: Martin Llamedo

Land of Origin: Argentina

With a golden aura of old world masterful charm, the two picture-perfect women in this depiction seem dehumanized, possibly cloned or otherwise evolved into automatons, likely leading mindless and soulless, painless and pointless lives. The gauze on their bodies reflects their evolution, and the sterility of their existence is further underscored by the bright, almost surgical light that floods the scene. The figure on our left is reserved, but accepting with her hands slightly open towards the viewer. The figure on the right has more trepidation and, with her hands closed and turned away, she rejects.

Conceived and undertaken years before the advent of the coronavirus and its ensuing climate, Martin Llamedo has proven himself eerily prescient of alienating trends in modern society and offers us a sobering glimpse and stark warning of what we may become if we no longer respect our perfect imperfection as humankind.

Martin Llamedo is an ultra-immaculate artist with a heightened attention to detail, in both his preliminary planning and the actual execution of the artwork. He is extremely versatile in the arts, as he has experience working with sculpture, music, and curating the sets of theater productions, while also holding a Master’s degree from the National University of Art in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

ABOUT THE MASTER-GICLÉES

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.