"The series of drawings signed as Maqui, for example, a symbolic term for the French resistance under Nazi occupation, demonstrates part of his conviction of being faced with an occupied territory where there was only room for guerrilla warfare, sporadic individual action. This front of aesthetic and civil action [...] reaches unusual levels of tonal freedom or satire of colour that exudes humour (albeit at times black, almost cruel humour and parody). [...]
[...] The satirical vein of Maqui covers not just the need to question the world, but also to raise a definite position, out of tune with the glimpse of negativity. Quick, urgent drawings, related to news stories, functioning as definitive semantic illustrations (carried in newspapers, the citizen’s media of opinion), therefore also convey an expressionist vibrancy, employed by German artists like George Grosz and Otto Dix working on a social, objectively critical front in relation to political morality.”
Adolfo Montejo Navas, Conjuro do mundo: as figuras-cesuras de Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre: Fundação Iberê Camargo, 2012), 117-119.