Her pieces all seem to encompass the body in some way; they have a fleshy feeling and tone to them and her color palette is as close to muted naturally occurring colors in nature as one could get.
I was taken aback the more work I saw from her. Each piece on its own is intriguing but when you see her whole body of work together there is something to be said about the continuity and intended resemblance amongst each and every piece. They all fit and they all tell a cohesive story.
One can easily guess where her influence lies and what surrounds she might have grown up around that are now informing her art.
Soto was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about her practice, her process and upcoming future plans!
How long have you been an artist?
Making has always been an integral part of my life. Growing up I was constantly drawing or painting or sculpting. It hasn’t always looked the way it does now, as it wasn’t until about six years ago that what has become my current process began to solidify.
Where do you live? Where do you work? Does your environment impact your work at all?
I live and work in Los Angeles and grew up in San Diego. When my practice became process-based during my undergraduate work I began to notice recurring palettes and textures and forms that were reminiscent of the coastal terrain surrounding me.
You can read up to 3 premium stories before you subscribe to Magzter GOLD
Log in, if you are already a subscriber
Get unlimited access to thousands of curated premium stories, newspapers and 5,000+ magazines
READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE