Vanity On Fire


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

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Vanity on fire or vanity bonfire? Both probably. What is clear is that no matter how much she tries to crucify and victimize herself as a Jean d’Arc Gautier, we give her Jean’s courage and self-confidence but not the flames of the bonfire, at least since she got rid of Sean Penn, her alleged abuser.

And this is what Almodovar insinuates when he tells how he and his troupe were used and treated like real dummies by the very bitch to produce the movie “In bed with Madonna.” But hey, Madonna has something that Jean does not, a lot, a lot of art.


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.