Trained as economist, traveler by conviction, and painter by instinct
Born in San Sebastian, raised in Paris and now living between Mallorca 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 talaiotic settlements in Menorca and the mythological Aegean sea, 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
Galería Sextante - Taller Arte Dos Gráfico, Bogota. Colombia
August 2016 "Unidad"
Kazarian Art Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan
September 2018 "Silk Road"
Den Gallery, Kuwait City. Kuwait