La grazia innaturale


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

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A very special place for this great artist, this great nose, Franco the Good. He lived in the shadow of the light, always irreducible, always original as far as one can be. At the peak of his popularity he managed to be loved by everyone: the modern, the rockers, the housewives … maybe even the European Parlament Italian members whom he called whores, in Brussels. He was invited to participate in politics but he was too upright to be part of the corrupt Italian system.

Better not to understand what his songs speak of, better not to know the meaning of his arcane and mystical references, better not to inquire into the meaning so the mysterious, sometimes surreal, reverb remains intact.

I do not doubt that the miracle of samsara will have already occurred in him and he will be a bearer of light in a new world where its inhabitants still do not know how immensely lucky they are to have him among them.


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.