Pose | CONRAD ROSET

P•ose: to (cause to) get into or hold a physical position, as for an artistic purpose.


A very special Christmas present posted from Spain was waiting for me at home, it was the second edition of “Muses”, my second Conrad Roset’s [ Terrassa, 1984 ] book. The first one was “Daydream”, a digital coloured children’s book which tells the dreams of some of the most famous fairy tales characters.

In “Muses” we can enjoy the work of someone who has spent half of his life drawing. He uses different techniques but has only one intention; to describe the female body. Inspired by artists such as Egon Schiele or Toulouse-Lautrec, the illustrator has been working for Zara, Custo or Coca-Cola, among others.

In contrast to most people’s opinion, art doesn’t need to be beautiful, but once in a while…it actually is ! That’s how I understand the prolific work of Conrad Roset.


Esperándome en casa y recién llegado de España, estaba ayer un regalo de Navidad muy  especial; la segunda edición del libro “Musas” de Conrad Roset [ Terrassa, 1984 ], el segundo libro en mi haber del autor. El primero fue “Ensueños”, un precioso libro infantil que inventa los sueños de algunos de los personajes de cuentos de hadas más conocidos.

En “Musas” vemos el trabajo de alguien que lleva dibujando media vida, usando diferentes técnicas con un único propósito; describir el cuerpo femenino. Con una inspiración clara de artistas como Egon Schiele o Toulouse-Lautrec, este ilustrador ha trabajado para marcas de la talla de Zara, Custo o Coca-Cola.

Al contrario que mucha gente, no creo que el arte necesite ser bello, aunque a veces… ¡simplemente lo es ! Así es como yo entiendo la obra de este prolífico autor.


muse 133 pastel on card 2009

Muse 133. pastel on card (2009)

muse 497 2012

Muse 497. Indian Ink, anilines on paper (2012)

528 copia_copy1

Muse 528. Indian ink, crayon on paper (2012)


Conrad Roset website: http://www.conradroset.com/

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