The name Imago Verbosa, means a picture made of words in Latin.
In the series “Imago Verbosa,” David Hollier creates images of cultural and political icons as composites of their famous words in the form of painted and typed text. Part social commentary and part documentary, Hollier’s work literally blurs the lines between pop culture and politics and invites us to consider the power of words to influence and endure.
Hollier’s canvasses depict, not only ladies and gentlemen but kings and queens from the world of music and politics. Pop diva, Lady Gaga, hip-hop mogul, Jay Z, alongside wife Beyonce loom large in the presence of the Declaration of Human Rights rendered in the image of Eleanor Roosevelt.