With titles like “The Destiny of Man”, “American Dream”, and “Cold Ice Age”, Jeff Soto’s art isn’t just easy on the eyes. No, instead Soto’s machinery push some interesting boundaries. Pieces like “Sexbot in Flower” and, “The Cloud Painter” prod at our sensitive eroticism. Most work with the simple once-sci-fi idea of making machinery sentient: Groaning and living amongst the natural world of plants, flowers, and grass.
In many of Soto’s pieces is the overwhelming imagery of humanity witnessing what it has created, the vivid yet feverishly subtle juxtaposition between industry and nature in a strangely morose redemption and deeply layered mix of medium, cynicism, social critique, and gripping sensuality.
On the cover of the July/August 2004 Juxtapoz, Jeff Soto has been active with visual art, nearly his entire life. His adolescent exploration into graffiti is an influence that he credits to this day. He graduated with Distinction from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. And with an impressive resume, his work has been shown in galleries in Sweden, Japan and all across the United States.
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