Lazarus

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

I liked David Bowie but nothing more than that. If I were to have to choose between him and say, Love and Rockets, there was no contest. I LOVED Love and Rockets, theirs was my sound. I never considered how much Bowie had influenced them at that time. Each of his records demonstrated  his power. He was the kind of star that shines brighter than most, the type that never leaves you in the dark, quite the opposite.

Bowie was a gambler all his life and he kept the big ace up his sleeve upon the event of his death. That was when I stopped just liking Bowie. When the star went black, the actual Ziggy presented himself. A new messiah of stardust who died on his own terms was created. This act signalled something that was beyond music. I no longer liked Bowie, now I believe in him.

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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.