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.