Ignacio Sanchez AKA Nacho

Ignacio E. Sanchez, better known as “”Nacho””, is a Mexican-American graffiti artist whose work is inspired by culture, color and patterns.

Nacho began to explore art as a teen through drawings and illustrations. He would later expand his scale through paintings utilizing various mediums such as acrylics /ink /pastels and oil bars then graffiti art with aerosol paint. Most recently, Nacho has also delved into carpentry by making frames for his works. He is currently taking university art courses to further develop his techniques and refine his processes. Ignacio has had the opportunity to exhibit his work in a number of galleries and exhibitions curated by Houston Individuals. He is currently involved in a artist collective called “INS”, this collective focuses on promoting street art and self expression through the arts and murals.   

On his spare time, Nacho has taught youth art classes to Houston’s underserved neighborhoods. He also supports his wife’s photography business by building backdrop sets and assisting her as needed during photo shoots. Nacho currently resides in Houston’s historic Third Ward where is working with local businesses and nonprofits to bring color and life to the neighborhood.” My interest in art traces back to my childhood. I have always been a hands-on person, spending a lot of time taking things apart and reassembling them to create something new. I was given a sketchbook at the age of 9 and channeled that excitement of creating onto paper by drawing abstract art. I quickly became interested in lettering and would repeatedly write my name. This practice naturally led me to graffiti by the time I was in middle school. Over the years, I transferred my drawing and painting abilities onto large scaled walls. Once in college, I had the opportunity to teach art to youth in Houston’s historically destitute neighborhoods which coincidently challenged me to refine my techniques and evaluate my messaging. With time, my art and style has evolved to incorporate other techniques and mediums though the constant in my work has been my source of inspiration. All of my artwork is inspired by real life experiences specifically around the themes of change and movement. Most recently, I have been able to travel often and deeply through Mexico and South America. As a result, culture has served as a recent inspiration. I find the vibrant colors and energetic textures of Latin American cultures to be visually captivating and emotionally moving. At this time, I would like to thoughtfully execute a mini mural to include culture exploration with particular focus on movement, detail, texture and color.

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