Friday, July 25, 2008
Soto is based in L.A., and his work falls squarely in the pop surrealism movement, sometimes called lowbrow, most associated with the art magazine Juxtapoz and Giant Robot . & Like a lot of the fine artists working in this genre, Soto started out as a graffiti artist. & The combination of Soto's art and Mark's book design will likely result in a beautiful collector's item. Storm Clouds includes essays from Soto, Murphy, senior curator at Riverside Art Museum Peter Frank, and "dirty style" artist David Choe . & The Limited Edition will include a custom-printed box, a signed book, and four archival prints. Soto has also created limited edition zines for sale only at Comic-Con.
If you're traveling through Laguna on the way down to the Con, you should check out the exhibit In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor at the Laguna Art Museum. It's a comprehensive look at the development of the pop surrealist movement.