Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 03, 2010
Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz #99) rips back on the scene after a highly successful past two years. Lifecycle, an exhibition of new works by the California based artist Jeff Soto, will include new paintings as well as a site-specific public mural in New York City.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 25, 2009
Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz cover #99) plans to release two new giclees this Monday, October 26, 2009. “The first is actually a set of three prints- The Three Friends,” writes Soto. “They are reproductions of the watercolor pieces I have been having so much fun with.”
Juxtapoz // Monday, October 19, 2009
Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz cover #99) will be releasing two new giclees next Monday, October 26, 2009. “The first is actually a set of three prints- The Three Friends,” writes Soto. “They are reproductions of the watercolor pieces I have been having so much fun with.”
Juxtapoz // Monday, July 20, 2009
Jeff Soto’s (Juxtapoz cover #99) intricate paintings are built of robotic figures and sprawling, organic landscapes. As a prominent member of the Lowbrow (or Pop Surrealism) art movement, the influence of graffiti, pop culture, and comics is quickly apparent. Watch the inspiring interview from The Run Up, available for the first time to the public for free, on Walrus TV.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 04, 2009
Jeff Soto (Juxtapoz cover #99) is one of our all time favorite artists. Not only is he a talented painter, but he is also a nice and really down to earth guy. Soto has been busier than one of those furry mutant butterflies he paints, with a recent museum showing at Riverside Art Museum, a London solo show The Inland Empire on display now at Stolen Space, and (of course) a recent cover story with Juxtapoz for our April issue. All this exposure left us hungry for more about Jeff. The real Jeff. Get to hear the man talk in our Back Talk feature with Jeff Soto.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 04, 2009
The ever-busy Jeff Soto has his hugely popular museum show, Turning In Circles at The Riverside Art Museum, extended until Saturday, March 7th, 2009. In honor of his explosive show, Soto will grace the Museum with one last special event: a painting demo. Sweet. “I have one final event at RAM; it is a bit of a late addition,” Soto writes. “I'll be doing an impromptu painting demo this Friday, March 6th. I'll be bringing a few panels to work on and I'll be there to talk and answer questions. This will be a very informal event; basically I'll be sitting in the gallery hanging out and making art.” It goes down from noon to 4pm this Friday at RAM. Do what you have to do to be there because what with Soto consistently working on new paintings and expecting his second baby in a few weeks (“she has an Easter egg belly by now” Soto lovingly tells us), this may just be the last you’ll see of the prolific artist for a bit. That is until you see him on our next cover that is.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Unless you’ve camped out under a rock for the past few months, you already know that Jeff Soto’s first museum exhibition, Turning In Circles, opened with a reception this weekend at Southern California’s Riverside Art Museum. This exhibit marks a major feat, for not only for our friend Soto but for the entire world of contemporary art, as being awarded such a major showing rarely happens in the ever-expanding and fiercely competitive world of museum art for “pop surrealist” painters. This ain’t no small gallery space, this is the real museum deal. Soto graces the Riverside Museum walls with approximately 20 new paintings and a large 50-foot wall installation, transforming the exhibition space into his signature colorful and surreal fantasy land. Fellow artist Nathan Spoor attended the opening and passed some photos of the evening and Turning In Circles our way, which you need to see right here.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 20, 2008
Jeff Soto will soon have you Turning In Circles at the Riverside Art Museum. In his first museum exhibition, on display December 2, 2008 - February 21, 2009, Soto will show off his paintings from the last 12 months. With approximately 20 new paintings and a large 50-foot wall installation, this promises to be an exhibit that will rock the Southern California town of Riverside. Learn more on Turning In Circles at riversideartmuseum.org More on Jeff Soto at jeffsoto.com
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Jeff Soto’s new book is finally available, and it’s safe to say this hardbound beauty was worth the wait. Soto's second installment, Storm Clouds, features paintings that evolve beyond the robotic characters featured in the sold out Potato Stamp Dreams. Storm Clouds captures new painted territory that record the artist’s concerns for the well-being of his family, the fragile condition of politics, the changing forces of nature, and moments for personal exploration and experimentation. Featured commentary provided by artist David Choe (X-rated of course,) Peter Frank (Senior Curator of Riverside Art Museum,) Jeff Soto (the dude who created the artwork,) and Mark Murphy (who put out the book.) The Riverside Art Museum and the James Irvine Foundation provided initial support, as they will be featuring Jeff Soto in his first museum show in December of 2008! There will be a Storm Clouds book signing with Soto at the Laguna Fine Art Museum this Sunday, September 14th. Grab a copy at the Museum or at murphydesign.com but first check out a couple pages from the inside of the book…
Juxtapoz // Monday, August 11, 2008
Jeff Soto has a new zine now available titled Brain Decay. Composed of drawings and painting experiments from late 2007-2008, many are rare sketches for new paintings Soto is working on. At 24 pages, this blue beauty comes sealed in a bag with two mini buttons, and is a signed and numbered edition of 500. This is one of our favorite pages, but see more (and grab a copy) at jeffsotoart.blogspot.com