Linoleum cuts under Pressure
"Verdaguer's linocut newspaper and magazine illustrations deliver small packages with immense impact, letting creativity loose under severe constraints. Intelligently interpreting a writer's idea with the pressure of a daily deadlines and limits to visual freedom of expression gives the work a dramatic immediacy, even urgency. Thumbnail sketches of the news of the day, they summarize timely, complex issues. The renderings are full of movement and rhythm, their compositions curving to escape their restricted boundaries. These relief prints proudly display one of their traditional strengths as a messenger to the masses. French-born Verdaguer currently lives in New York."
Susan Gransby, Art Gallery Curator