The Left Hand of My Father
2019, Encaustic and oil on panel, 12 x 12 x 3 in.
Inés Batlló was born in Barcelona in August of 1957. Her father was a very talented artist, but despite him dying when Inés was only one, his example and the ubiquitous presence of his artist's easel encouraged young Ines to pick up the artist's brush. Following her education in Barcelona, she lent her talents to designing sets, costumes, and props to various theatrical, film/television productions. After working for a few years in Spain, Inés sought greener pastures and bigger opportunities for her talents and decided to take the trek across the Atlantic and settle in Austin. It was during this flush of activity that Inés returned to her first love of painting. To appreciate her work is to explore images from her childhood, her imagination and her unique interpretation of universal myth.Recently, Inés has been in collaboration with Big Medium for The Spain International Exchange. This residency program is an exchange of ideas and cultures between Texas and Spain-based artists. As an International Advisor, Inés aims to create a bridge between Austin and Barcelona. In Barcelona Inés is working on curating an artist space, striving to provide opportunity for artists to be inspired in a city where art thrives.