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 jeffsotoart.blogspot.com

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 potatostamp.com

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 murphy@murphydesign.com for more info.

Jeff Soto Update

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Jeff Soto has updated his portfolio site with new work from 2006-2007. If you somehow missed his big NYC solo show in September, Storm Clouds, and all the group shows he's been in, here's your chance to catch up. During the past two years, Soto became a first-time father and his art has reflected that experience. While his earlier work addressed environmental and technological dangers in perhaps a more glib and pessimistic tone, he now focuses more specifically on his role in protecting and preparing his daughter for her future. He addresses political instability and the fears that cause us to try to dominate nature rather than respect it, but his irreverence has turned to optimism and his tone is a little more urgent. Jonathan LeVine Gallery has an interesting and more thorough write-up about the metaphors and meanings in Soto's paintings, online here. Give that a read and you may find it easier to not only read Soto's messages in his paintings, but cultivate your own. www.jeffsoto.com/art.html

Jeff Soto in NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 17, 2007
Photo by George Koroneos Jeff Soto just posted a blog about his well-rounded trip to NYC a couple weeks back; including a visit with David Choe, gallery installation shots, tender moments in the park, dining, young girls, the adorable Jim Houser, a visit to Scion's Beautiful World exhibit, quality time at Max Fish, the Met, getting inked at Invisible, shots from the opening, shots from going out to see AFI (shown), and general romping around New York. Peruse here, jeffsotoart.blogspot.com.

Photos: Jeff Soto / Jim Houser in NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 10, 2007
Photos from Storm Clouds, new works by Jeff Soto, and asobviousasaskull, a solo show and installation by Jim Houser in the project room, both at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. The shows opened Saturday, September 8th to the public and both will be on exhibit through October 6th.

Jeff Soto's Calendar Project

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Jeff Soto, in cahoots with Murphy Design, has released his Lucky 13 Calendar. This latest creation from Mr. Potato Stamp features 14 paintings created over the past couple of years as well as an additional 39 smaller images from his "Cold Ice Age" series of 100 paintings. There's also an 8" x 8" sheet with 10 stickers and a 32-page, signed mini-zine. The calendar package is a limited edition of 1,500. Everything is in the advanced order stage right now, due to be shipped at the end of the month, but will be premiering at ComicCon in San Diego this week. Jeff says, "I can also be found at the Igloo Tornado booth with my pal Levon Jihanian where I'll have a new screenprint for sale. I don't know if that booth will be labelled Igloo Tornado, Bodega Books, Sparkplug, or Global Hobo, just look for me dressed up as a level 70 Tauren Moonkin." Tech specs aside, here's what you really wanted to know: this thing is dope. Get your tentacles on one now before they're all snatched up. www.murphydesign.com {moscomment}

Jeff Soto's Lucky 13 Calendar and Mini Zine

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Jeff Soto has a calendar package coming out in July with Murphy Design. It

Soto Blogs Viner

Juxtapoz // Saturday, October 14, 2006
Jeff Soto has great post on his blog about hanging out with Viner (and a bunch of other awesome art folks) in LA the past couple days. Check it out here: jeffsotoart.blogspot.com {moscomment}

Jeff Soto at Comic-Con

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 20, 2006
Jeff Soto is heading out to Comic-Con in San Diego, we read about it on his blog.

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