Ultraviolence (print)

50.00

2020
Digital giclee print on Somerset Velvet Enhanced paper 255 g
Edition of 100 numbered and signed by the artist
30 x 21 cm

Only 1 left in stock

Description

I am fascinated by Lana Del Rey’s revision of the adolescent world. She is an outstanding exponent that breaks with the tradition of naive, clumsy boys full of pimples going to their  Prom dreaming of dating a busty cheerleader or becoming a football quarterback.

This untouchable world has been gradually being contaminated from literature and cinema, and the imagery of the sordid, so limited to the marginal, has ended up settling in it. Drugs, mistreatment, abuse, promiscuity, alienation … all that we used to find in the suburbs and ports of large cities, now in the high school of my own daughter. Wonderful!

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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.