Las dos Fridas

500.00

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

Only 1 left in stock

Description

I don’t really know if the world needs any more Frida Kahlo representations. She, poor thing, took care of making herself the object of all her work in addition to having replicated her works more endlessly. 

But come on, one more, the last one, really. And it is that Frida Kahlo needed to be fulfilled by the need to become a mother after her frustrated desire for her by successive miscarriages and I wanted to show off as a cute offspring.

The compromise solution is to make Frida a mother by putting the other Frida, my daughter, who bears her name precisely because of Kalho, (as we call her at home so we don’t get confused on who we are referring to), in her maternal arms. What contentment!

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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.