THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
A white horse such as the one in this painting has long been a symbol of the relationship between power and wisdom, the careful balance that a person must sustain in order not to let such things go to their heads. In the Noble painting, Soto has attributed these values to a sense of nobility and honor, as denoted by the name of the artwork. The horse faces to the right with tired eyes, symbolic of the struggle to always do what is best instead of letting one's own sense of power and ego take over their actions.
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.