THOUGHTS ON PAINTING
The horse depicted in the Equus painting provides a touching glimpse into the tenderness of human nature. A historic companion to humans both in work and in play, the horse symbolizes liberation and life without apology. Soto captures the essence of human nature--love--in the colors he uses to compose this art piece. Natural and deep yet still passionate, red makes up the majority of the color in the horse's mane, but one of the strands has been painted in pink. The horse appears forlorn, marking the way that love can make its way into our being and cause sadness as easily and as naturally as it can cause bliss.
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.