Santo Tomás


Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
35 x 25 cm
40 x 30 cm framed

Only 1 left in stock


Saint Thomas the Apostle’s real name is not known but it is believed that he was a twin. The Syrians called him Judas but Christian tradition rules that out. The most interesting thing to highlight is the hypothesis defended by Carlos de Sigüenza, Thomas was in America and his presence remained in pre-Hispanic ideology as Santo Tomás Quetzalcóatl. Even going so far as to suggest that the mantle of the Virgin of Guadalupe was actually his. I was able to adopt the role of Saint Thomas without really thinking about it because of my natural inclination to doubt. He was also known as Thomas the Unbeliever. The most recognizable image of him is one of Thomas inserting his fingers into a wound in the body which is almost pornographic. I would be capable of doing exactly the same.


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.