My name is Julio Soto and I am an artist from Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
Portrait of the artist.
Photo: Lalo Romero
Subject: Julio Soto
Serapes y Calaveras
This piece was created as a sign for a surf shop. Hand painted, acrylic on wood.
Commissioned magazine cover
One of many magazine covers commissioned by Viva Puerto magazine.
Artwork acrylic on paper, collage.
My artwork reflects my life. Puerto Escondido is known for it’s surf culture and incredibly powerful waves which draw tourists and surfers from all over the world. I grew up in this ocean, surfing these waves, when hardly a soul knew of the place. Surfing is how I got my start in art. I was always creating designs on my surf boards with spray paint, and many surfers would seek me out to create designs on their boards. My dog Pulgas is also frequently represented in my artwork.
Artwork: Sharpie on paper
This is an example of one of the many drawings which have been transformed in to high quality archival posters. Coming Soon.
Artwork: Sharpie on Paper
From a series of drawings done using sharpies on paper. This was a piece I originally did for a magazine cover, however they used an alternate design I created. I adore the vibrant colors and design elements in this image.