Forever Young

500.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work
50 x 35 cm

Only 1 left in stock

Description

On Michael a dark image is summarized: the human tendency to carve out the own image going beyond ponderable limits. Plastic surgery, hair implants, silicone boobs, longer penises…

Michael wanted to be white, his aspirational role model. How we fear the others to be able to carve out ourselves to gain their respect! We look ourselves on the others yes more than ever looking for our reflection, in such a way that they have become the container of our meaning. We are slaves.

Michael apoteosis as the adolescent Mario Minniti, would be his happiness: white and adolescent, free to interact with his equals without looking weird.

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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.