THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The Rebel painting speaks to the freedom, the true liberation of a person when they turn toward their inner light and become their authentic selves. Soto captures this in the way that the horse is shown in motion, running toward the rays of the sun that illuminate his face and shine in his eyes. The horse runs without restraint or care, off to live his life on his own terms without the limitation of his pasture's fence or the direction of his rider. Long, comfortably applied brush strokes make up this painting to signify the horse's carefree nature.
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.