The masterpiece collection
In Freedom Reborn, Arantzazu Martinez explores her connection to the spiritual feminine, not separated from men, but connected to men from a position and spirit of independence. This work celebrates beauty, beyond and free from the male gaze. It celebrates love, life and freedom, and embracing life’s beauty in all its forms.
Arantzazu exclusively works with live models for the figures in her paintings, which was also the case for her Masterpiece. Her models sat for hours as she painted from life, a likely reason why Arantzazu is a master at achieving the perfect skin tones in her works. The roses featured in Freedom Reborn were also painted from life; she bought a single rose every day on her way to the studio and incorporated it into the rosebed in the bottom of the painting, collectively painting them for one year.
Arantzazu firmly believes in the idea that we are the creators of our own destiny. She is an ardent advocate for women taking control of their own lives and making decisions that move them forward and closer to their own goals.