Ecce Turing

580.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
50 x 35 cm
55 x 40 cm framed

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Another Christ. Jesus embodies better than anyone that epic of defeat that gives moral victory to the unjustly victimized. There are still those who do not know the figure of Alan Turing. It has been estimated that his work shortened the duration of the Second World War by two to four years, thereby saving millions of lives.

His contemporaries paid him with chemical castration after a trial in which he refused to defend himself for not recognizing as a crime what they accused him of and he committed suicide shortly after. The Queen of England granted him royal pardon in 2013 but we don’t know if Alan has forgiven the institution and the country she represents.

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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.