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Ignasi Verdós born in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain in 1934, among a family devoted to the Fine Arts and generally interested in all artistic activities. When he was a child, he was employing the major part of his free time, in drawing, instead of playing and mainly creating portraits using his family and mainly his grandfather as a model.

At 12 he made among many others, a pencil portrait of his grandfather, where it is foreseen the facility he had for drawing.


Maybe it was like the beginning of his permanent engagement with the artistic reality that later on he would represent in many different paintings during his professional life.

Sure that the relationship of his family with the artistic world and well known painters, help him and motivate his future artistic development. His cousin Ramon Cortés, excellent painter and Fine Arts teacher, encouraged him saying, “You have a good paw touch” and also giving him wise technical advices. Later on Verdós went to Barcelona following drawing and painting courses. At his return to Terrassa he understood and felt that landscape painting was his major interest, so started to go out with another painters looking for special landscape resorts, around Terrassa and the Natural Park of Saint Llorenç.

In one of his trips, he discovers a small and typical village MURA and attracted by that small village and its surrounding landscape, he look for and found the opportunity to buy an old country house, where later on, he installed his atelier. Many of his paintings were made there.

MURA is a village where many well known artists have been living and painting. Finally his atelier has been used and converted in a Museum and Art Gallery. Verdós also cooperates with the City Hall in the Annual Painting Concourse, where painters from different places are going to Mura for such event.

In Terrassa, our painter also installs his atelier and a painting school, cooperating with his wife. That place is also used for exhibits and artistic happenings.

ARTISTIC CURRICULUM
Ignasi Verdós shows in his paintings a personal and special sensibility, as for the treatment of the landscape, as for the hues he uses, generally soft and transparent. His colours and themes are transporting the visitor to an ideal vision. His great aim is the atmosphere representation on the work he is creating and it is shown in the major part of his works.

I think that Verdós is working under an austere painting, in accordance to the landscape painters of the XX century. As the journalist Santi Palos says, with an inspiration on the romantic painting of the end of XIX century and the beginning of XX century.

The techniques employed of “frottes” and “veladuras” (blurred/muffled), as described by the art critic Joseph Boix are represented in large canvas showing vaporous and evanescent images which ones have created a high interest on his last Art exhibitions.

Many years working within a continuous research to create art expressed on original results, without diminishing his interest in nearing to the semi-abstraction, meaning major creativity. Such aim has been nearly accomplished in the last exhibitions.

His works are on the artistic streams born after the Second World War, however apart of those groups devoted to total abstraction and informal art.

Art collectors are highly interested in his works, not only from Catalonia and Balearic Islands, also from the rest of Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Turkey and United States.

LAST INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITION

Amics de les Arts - Terrassa
Rovira Gallery - Sabadell
Xipell Art Gallery - Manresa
Marabello Gallery - Barcelona
Soler Art Gallery - Terrassa
Foga Gallery - Barcelona
Dida Gallery - Graz (Austria)
Hilton Hotel Holland - Amsterdam (Holanda)
Tobella Archive - Terrassa
Casal de Cultura - Matadepera
Aula Cultural - Navarcles
Cal Rata House-Museum - Mura
Diputació de Barcelona - Casa Nova del Obac
Sala Sa Gripia - Santanyi (Mallorca)
Subex Gallery - Barcelona
Watts-Art Gallery - Castellar del Vallès

Art representation done in his works, as all that is real art, it is self explanatory, it is seen from the brave reds applied on the canvas to describe earth of the rocks erosions in MURA, to the transparent, clear and light colors of the pirinees skies.

If we read opinions from different art critics expressed in gallery brochures, news-papers and art magazines, the balance of his painting is highly positive, surely due because his landscapes are fully integrated in a suggestive atmosphere and also offering very well established chromatic strokes.

However, as he says, he has not assumed all targets that he continuously is looking for, but it is clear that he has open a sound and a bright trajectory among the painters group of the named Terrassa School, where he is a well known member.