Donde habite el olvido


Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
100 x 35 cm
104,5 x 40 cm framed

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In Cernuda two very meritorious things come together; one is to be the best Spanish poet of the 20th century and the bravest. Never before had anyone dared to challenge Spanish society with a manifesto as lofty and resounding as Los placeres prohibidos (The Forbidden Pleasures).

My adolescent tribute was to learn some of his poems that still flutter in my memory, more or less incomplete and deteriorated. Here I refer to his collection of poems by him, Donde habita el olvida (Where the Oblivion Habits), a collection of poems dedicated to Serafín Fierro, the hustler with whom he fell in love as naively as only someone of such great honesty and purity could.


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.