Jeff Soto’s style developed from an influence of skateboarding, hip-hop and graffiti culture, cultures which thrive on individuals developing their own styles. This set of influences results in Jeff’s work being instantly recognizable, a feat that many artists seek their entire careers.
The body of work presented here is from Soto’s latest solo show at Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York City. (The show is on display until October 6th, 2012.) Entitled, “Decay and Overgrowth,” the show explores his recent musings on life and death after the passing of both his grandparents. Soto sought out myth and the beginnings of time to help him overcome the grief of loss, an investigation that brought him closer to nature and human existence’s ever growing relationship with it. This body of work reflects - In Soto’s trademark style - those ideas of beginning, nature and renewal.
POSTED ON Thursday, September 13th 2012 AT 11:03AM