Simón Apóstol


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

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The lives of the saints are open to much interpretation and mystery, the Ethiopians say that Simon was crucified in Samaria. Justo Lipsio wrote that he was cut in half in Persia, Moses of Corene claims he died peacefully in Edessa, Mesopotamia while another consideration is that he visited Roman Britain and was martyred in Caistor, Lincolnshire.

I adhere to the popular account, by Justo Lipsio who detailed that he was cut in two with a saw from the groin to the crown. My decision to position my beloved Montgomery Clift in this position is capricious.

Gossip claims that Clift was haunted by the size of his penis. It’s regrettable that this accessory should be allowed to cause him such psychological discomfort as to eclipse the beauty and greatness of the man as an actor.


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.