Ignacio Uriarte has a background in business administration, which is evident throughout his work and practice, where he applies many of the same tools. He takes traditional ways of looking at the use of objects and provides a new formula that explodes the mundane aspects of the work. Uriarte uses these tools to read the narrative that is written into signs and symbols in such a way that they can seem to be nostalgic of themselves. He gives the heritage of certain tools, such as typewriters, an embodied aspect in choreographed sound works. There is a similar effect in his drawings, where he occasionally caricatures the body as a tool.
While his imagery is minimal, and sometimes abstract, there is a rootedness in reality that is all about everyday situations. In his work, simple gestures create large effects as the typical is made universal, the consequences of a common system.