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Looking back at our Graffiti Workshop with American artist Jeff Soto

 

Jeff Soto from Riverside, California, is a highly renowned spray artist. In our graffiti workshop on October 1st, 2016, about a dozen young people learned about Jeff's approach to spraying and art while decorating one of the walls in our garage with a spray mural: a huge owl.

 

Jeff Soto is a painter, illustrator and muralist who has exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. When he was 13, he simultaneously discovered both traditional painting and illegal Graffiti – and, ever since, both worlds have informed his work. The artist’s distinct color palette, subject matter and technique resonate with a growing audience and bridge the gap between pop surrealism and street art. Inspired by youthful nostalgia, nature, and popular culture, his bold, representational work is simultaneously accessible and stimulating.

 

This event was organized by the U.S. Consulate General Munich and the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations (Amerikahaus).