Bottomless depth & the interplay of texture and light





Trained as economist, traveler by conviction, and painter by instinct


Born in San Sebastian, studying in France and now living between São Paulo and Madrid, his upcoming body of work is consciously informed by his travel experiences. Having worked for 15 years for Foreign Affairs magazine has allowed Ignacio to travel the world: From the steppes of  Kazakhstan, to Uzbekistan’s silk road, to Angola’s lush green highlands, to Benin's old kingdom of Dahomey , to the sacred sites of India, traveling is his inspiration. 


His sketchbook is what a camera is to a photographer. It accompanies Ignacio everywhere, along with a set of Prismacolor pencils and watercolor and acrylic paints, recording his travel experiences, “especially the ephemeral ones”.

"Since childhood I have been drawing with black ink and blue later on, which represents the real colour of light. The play on light, architecture and structures along with the chromatic transparency give the mystery of my compositions". Each painting invites the viewer to reflect on the dynamics of repetition and change that structure of the painting


Featured 2021

Title: Sphynx 

Date: May 2021

Dimensions (100 x 140cm)

Base: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas


Title: Compsition II

Date: May 2021

Dimensions (100 x 140cm)

Base: Acrylic and Ink on Paper



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Galeria de Arte Contemporanea, São Paulo , Brasil

August 2019  "Unidad"

Kazarian Art Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan

September 2018 "Silk Road"