Hyper Leda

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

Janis Joplin is often described as a nymphomaniac but nothing so accusatory is levelled at her occasional lover Leonard Cohen. Male rock stars are often revered for their conquests whereas any woman displaying the same behaviour is damaged goods.

Her version of Kris Kristofferson’s Me and Bobby McGee was so cinematic that we imagined her all spread out with the song’s subject in the Salinas desert with a thousand harmonicas playing.

We don’t evocate the same images when listening its own author’s version. So we should talk less about nymphomania and more about passion and dedication, which she had in abundance.

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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.