Diario de un ladrón


Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work
35 x 25 cm

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Son of a bitch, faggot, thief, activist, poet, liar, saint, military man, convict, genius, martyr, hustler, traitor. What a bunch of epithets for a single man! It is difficult to imagine a greater apoteosis for a thief than to be crucified next to Our Lord.

Specially in the case of Jean Genet who was a thief because he was impelled to it rather than for what the value of what he took.

Even more so if we attend to his sublimation of evil conceived as a process of sanctification. More if we pay attention to the fact that he would not be only one there, as there would be another naked and beautiful thief like him. What a context for the birth of love! And if it is in the crucifixion of Antonello of Messina then unbeatable.


ROBERTO MAJÁN (Soria, España, 1967)

Roberto Maján is a self-taught artist. He moved to Madrid when he was eighteen and soon began working as an illustrator for various specialised periodicals and publishers, including ExpansiónActualidad EconómicaVogueEl SolEl PaísHealth and Beauty, Anaya, Santillana and Edelvives.

In 2006 he founded Artichoque, a publishing house that released several books illustrated by his own pen, such as Kamasutra (Daniel Gil Editorial Design Award finalist in 2006) and Petronia y la reina bigotuda (shortlisted for the 2007 Visual Prize for Best Children’s Book). That year he received the Fundación Progreso y Cultura Prize for his illustrated book El Diablo y yo, which also won an honourable mention at the Lazarillo Awards.

In his personal artistic production, he parades his consummate skill with brushes and watercolours, depicting mostly human figures with a subtle and adept use of colour and creating textures and glazes to produce an oeuvre of stunning beauty and delicacy. His favourite themes expose and explore human passions, particularly love, sex and food.