Since he was a child in his home town Jerez, Spain, he enjoyed drawing and painting horses, observing not only their anatomy, but also the movements and expressions of polo ponies during the game.
He models polo ponies without pictures or models, being inspired by his knowledge of horse anatomy, imprinted to his consciousness through long hours of grooming, training and exercising polo ponies. He is as in love with the work of grooming as he is with the game.
Engaging with horses is an important part in his life routine. The feeling of riding and being in contact with them generates a feeling of peace which he tries to convey through his sculptures.
Jose Ignacio started sculpting clay in 2017 and casting bronze in 2018. Since then he has focussed in capturing the beauty of this spectacular sport, the movement and speed of polo horses in the field, and the beauty of the animal when at rest.