The Green Carnation


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

Only 1 left in stock


Oscar belongs to that kind of men of the consistency of the Baron of Benicarlés or Dr. Matthew O’Connor, who, like Prometheus bringing fire to men from Olympus, bring from the underworld in which they live half their time, a little of their fertile excrement to the halls of the Nobility that they visit frequently, on the condition that it does not smell too much.

They could have the permit of being around, but as underling ingenious jugglers of the word, foolish entertainers, mellifluous monsters, divine inhabitants of a no man’s land, who never fully belonged to that environment of people laughing at the jokes but not remorse of turning the back on you when the time comes, as if you were any Swan.


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.