Batlle, Jay (b.1976)

Born in 1976, Jay Batlle blends his artistic practice with his interest in food – specifically his experiences as a practicing chef. Notorious for finishing works with coffee grounds, food stains and wine, in recent years Batlle has found himself refining his materials with a higher focus on quality acrylics and perfection of technique. Batlle’s paintings spotlight pleasurable decadence – specifically gourmet, fashion, alcohol and money – to ask the viewer questions about their own indulgences and desires. His work is both a social commentary on our culture and society but also perpetuates the stereotypes and clichés he asks us to look at.

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