THE MINIMALIST PAINTINGS 2003-2008

“Batlle’s deliberate methodology highlights two privileged pastimes: gourmet cooking and art collecting. By deconstructing recipes he creates visual poems; in referencing those canonized images from recent art history, he is offering a critical view of a consumer driven art market. These conceptually based images are seductive pictorial puzzles, rendering here is pure technique not finesse. “

A Tender Celebration 2007

Ink, sharpie, and paint on canvas with recipe on verso

96 x 78 x 2 inches / 244 x 198 x 5 cm

Photo: Kevin Noble
Welcome Back Butter 2006

Ink and pencil on paper

50 x 38 inches / 127 x 97 cm

Photo: Kevin Noble

Miso Love At First Bite 2006

Ink and pencil on paper

50 x 38 inches / 127 x 97 cm

Photo: Kevin Noble

In Two Minutes 2007

Ink, sharpie, and paint on canvas with recipe on verso

96 x 78 x 2 inches / 244 x 198 x 5 cm

Photo: Kevin Noble