THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
Using the symbolic nature and imagery of the rooster, the Coqos Scene painting depicts the artist's willingness to go head to head with all of his problems that he faces in life. The rooster often represents a courageous and combative disposition; a stubbornness that will stop at nothing in order to achieve his goals or fight for what he believes in. This image features two colourful roosters with prominent fiery red and orange colours on their feathers and going head to head, holding warlike stances as they stare each other down against a brown, earthen background.
GETTING TO KNOW JUAN SOTO
Juan Soto is a painter born in Mexico City in the year 1971. He took an interest in art from an early age and was lauded by family and peers for his incredible ability to draw and design things with expertise. Growing up submersed in his Mexican culture, Juan Soto was drawn to create images that are reflective of this, using not only imagery of items, people and animals he saw frequently there, but using the colors and landscape that he grew up around as well. He loves working on traditional mediums such as the amate-leaf tree and using techniques through this medium that were once employed thousands of years ago.