Siamo Neri

500.00

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

Only 1 left in stock

Description

Neil Armstrong declared her the best singer in the world and Sarah Vaughan admitted that she would like to have her voice (if ever deprived of her own, of course). Liza Minelli said that her voice is the biggest (three octaves) she ever heard, and there must be some truth in those words.

Who, then, is the corrupting Eva who supplants Dürer’s in the Prado? Mina Mazzini of course, the woman that the Vatican called “a public sinner” who retired to Lugano Region but still records to this day at the age of 81.

It is clear that in Italy there cannot be two Madonnas and Mina has preferred to leave the Italians with hers that they never tire of superstitiously invoking while she continues to do her thing so happily. Parole parole…

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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.