Virginia semihundida

370.00

2020
Watercolor on 300g 100% cotton Hahnemühle paper
Unique work framed in natural pine wood
35 x 25 cm
40 x 30 cm framed

Out of stock

Description

The elevation of Virginia Woolf is a paradox because it happened as a result of her descent into the depths of the waters of the Ouse River. As for Rhoda in “The Waves” the definitive embrace of the river’s waters was a natural return to the immortal sea from which, in the rhythms of her imagination, she never distanced herself. She didn’t want any more birds speaking Greek, hearing her dead parents or Edward VII talking dirty, nor her own conscience chattering faster than she, the hallucinated auditor, could put with.

No more words. The waters were the fundamental expression of nature, the same as her thoughts that flowed from her on her account and no longer served as a hold, pushing her out to sea with each wave. Fortunately for all of us, before giving up, she caught some of them and conjugated them, like a miracle, in that exquisite warp that her texts are.

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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.