San Pedro

300.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work
35 x 25 cm

Only 1 left in stock

Description

There is no one more suited to represent Saint Peter, head of the Christian Church and the first Pope for Catholics than Nina Simone. There are three indisputable reasons: being a woman, being a black woman and being a civil rights activist.

Fortunately, religion no longer serves as just an alibi to deny the soul to each other but the scourges of racism and patriarchy persist. Who could realistically claim to be able to thwart such behaviour with more authority than this High Priestess of Soul because she does not have mere fans, followers or admirers. Nina has devotees.

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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.