Jesus Soto studied at the School of Art in Caracas, where he met Carlos Cruz Diez and Alejandro Otero. From the 70s to the 90s, Soto's works are exhibited in places such as the MOMA and Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris and the Venice Biennale in 1966 and the São Paulo Biennial in 1996.
Soto was particularly famous for his "penetrable" sculptures within which people can walk and interact. It has been said that Soto's art is inseparable from the observer, it can only be complete with the illusion perceived by the mind as a result of observation.
A work by Soto adorns the ceiling of the main hall of the Teresa Carreño Theater in Caracas, and another, a part of the interior of the Chacaito subway station in Caracas. The latter extends to the outside of the station and can be seen from the surface, in the Plaza Brión de Chacaíto. The Caracas Sphere is located on the Francisco Fajardo highway, which was recently rebuilt.