Rock-A-Hula-Baby (print)

50.00

2020
Digital giclee print on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper 255 g
Edition of 100 numbered and signed by the artist
30 x 21 cm

Only 1 left in stock

Description

He is The King after all. Since they wouldn’t elevate one of the many black contenders, Elvis was crowned because he displayed the best of those performers whilst being white. Oh mom, what’s the Elvis thing? I ask my mother because Elvis was in her malnourished pantheon of pagan idols, along with Serrat, Lluís Llach and Jose Luis Perales.

Listening to the first words of “Love Me Tender”, I see her closing her eyes and swing pleasantly while trying to get my father off the couch. This piece is dedicated to her. It goes for you mom, take a dance with dad there in the glory of the other world.

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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.