Soto is of Venezuelan origin, in 1942 he took a pure art class and developed his style using surrealist influences and influences from Cezanne and Braque.
In 1947 he completed his teaching studies and was appointed director of the school of art in the town of Maracaibo.
Soto's work is formed from a combination of geometric shapes and thin lines creating an optical effect. His modern art work has a rawness and organic feel.
Soto's first one man exhibition in the USA took place in 1965 and exhibited his ground breaking, White square on white background.
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