Jeff Soto



His "explosion" pics remind me a bit of that Discovery Channel logo, that surfacing leviathan of melded icons. Once more, the artist lists nostalgia as a source of inspiration. Pardon my micro-rant here, but I think nostalgia is quickly becoming the watering hole where our culture goes in the absence of non-media-driven experience. That is, when a person needs to "go deep" into personal profundity (or a modern artist needs to find deep-seated inspiration) they tend to go into their own lost past. Pining and regret: the tools of measuring depth in a shallow culture.

Hey, sorry. I like this guy’s images. I can’t help picturing him off-screen somewhere, stacking stuff up and exploding it with a Wile E Coyote dynamite plunger. Very cool.

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