Back Talk with Jeff Soto

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.

Jeff Soto's "Turning In Circles" Exhibit Closing & Painting Demo

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.   

Photos: Jeff Soto's Riverside Museum Opening of "Turning In Circles"

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.

Jeff Soto is "Turning In Circles" at the Riverside Art Museum

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 More on Jeff Soto at

Jeff Soto

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 but first check out a couple pages from the inside of the book…

"Brain Decay" from Jeff Soto

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

SDCC: Jeff Soto

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 24, 2008
Sharing a booth with Murphy Art Books, Jeff Soto will be signing copies of his brand new book, Storm Clouds, as well as his new zine Brain Decay at San Diego Comic Con. Soto will also have some special sold out prints and originals on paper available this weekend. On top of all that, he will be taking part in the Superhero show tonight in San Diego at Warehouse Space, showing this great piece, The Purple Star. Beautiful, as always, Mr Soto. For more SDCC info, hit up

Jeff Soto's "The Beast Within"

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 18, 2008
Jeff Soto just released this disturbingly beautiful giclee print, the Beast Within. A signed and numbered edition of 50 prints and 4 artists' proofs are available. (Paper size of each print is 17'' x 17'' while the image area is 14'' x 14''.) In addition, Soto will be saving ten of these hairy bits of political commentary that will be available at the San Diego Comicon July 24-27. Grab your Beast Within at

Jeff Soto's "Storm Clouds" Book

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 17, 2008
Jeff Soto delivers his second fine art collection, Storm Clouds. The book, Storm Clouds, represents Jeff’s evolution beyond his signature robot vs nature motifs and features work from his politically charged solo exhibitions, Supernova, Cold Ice Age, and Storm Clouds created over the past three years. The Riverside Art Museum, with funding from the James Irvine Foundation, generously contributed the introduction to the book written by RAM’s senior curator, Peter Frank. Also includes essays by Jeff Soto, David Choe, and Mark Murphy. Storm Clouds features a hardbound, archival edition that matches the size and format of the sold out, Potato Stamp Dreams,” with over 154 pages. The standard edition features specialty printing on the cover and the Limited Edition will feature a custom printed box, signed book, with 4 archival prints and special touches. Available late July 2008. Please contact for more info.

DvA Gallery Group Show Photos

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Chicago’s DvA Gallery played host to a packed house this past Saturday, April 26th. With such amazing artists in the show like: Shag, Glenn Barr, Tony Fitzpatrick, Liz McGrath, Daniel Martin Diaz, Bob Dob, Nathan Ota, Dave Cooper, Chris Mars, Gary Taxali, Ana Bagayan, Daniel Peacock, Yosuke Ueno, Paul Barnes, Martha Rich, Esther Pearl Watson, Mark Todd, Jason Houchen, Scott G. Brooks, Bonnie Reid, and Mark Atomos Pilon, we can understand why the event attracted so many guests! Acting as quite the multi-tasker, Mark Atomos Pilon also found time to snap some great shots of the night’s events. We love this photo of finishing touches being added to the Truth piece, but skip over to Flickr to see more show pics now.
Page 3 of 5


Every image in one place