Andi Soto “Into the Void”
December 17th – January 14th, 2022
Haven Gallery is honored to present “Into the Void”, a solo show of new work from Croatia based artist Andi Soto. “Into the Void” is Soto’s third solo show at the gallery and features new mixed media paintings (ink, colored pencils, acrylics and gold) featuring the artists doll like female sitters as they find balance and harmony within their own personal feelings. Each sitter is situated within dark backgrounds revealing all knowing expressions and peaceful airs, giving off deity-like embodiments, imbuing hope and acceptance. An introspective study of oneself is encouraged and embraced as we face our personal demons and tribulations. These voids may represent the darker end of life through emotional strife with respect to the human condition, yet Soto’s paintings reflect on the acceptance, understanding and growth of her sitters. It is through these challenges and hardships that we shine the brightest and see colors at their most luminous. Artist Statement “Into the Void” is the illustrated manual of the artist going back to her roots, the beginning that gave her the life she always wanted, embracing darkness and becoming one with it, in oblivion. New artworks explore the limits of patience, endurance and the everlasting feelings of impending doom, love and all the mixed emotions human beings are capable of. Looking Into the Void will be the way to let yourself lost into the vast realm of linearts, color palette of dying nature, the power of letting go and the creation of new life. About Andi Soto Andi Soto is a self-taught illustrator. Currently, Soto spends her time residing in Croatia. Soto’s states that her work is a result of “constant day-dreaming and contemplation. Her illustration work is the result of an introspection, a way to examine the world, lurking in the vast realm of the unconscious and the emotional response to darkness.