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Sobo Artz

Artist member since 2018
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Toronto, Ontario

b. Georgetown, Guyana, South America- Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

As a child, Sobo lived steps from the famous Sea Wall in Georgetown, Guyana. When she was in grade school, her family moved to Toronto, Ontario. She loved drawing and painting and dreamed of becoming a professional artist.

Throughout high school Sobo flourished in the visual arts courses and volunteered at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Being in close proximity to these fantastic works of art was very inspiring to her. When in the presence of a Rothko, Diebenkorn, De Kooning, or a Frankenthaler work, Sobo felt that she could travel to a zone where there would be infinite possibilities.

She studied Business Management at college and worked in the financial sector. Eventually, Sobo wound up on a path that led her back to the arts.

From a chance meeting, she became a professional recording engineer and songwriter. Sobo has since co-written songs with an Award Winning Music Producer that have charted in both Canada and the U.S.

Some of these songs have been featured on hit television shows worldwide including "America's Next Top Model"(ABC), "NUMB3RS" (CBS), "My Super Sweet Sixteen" (Mtv), "Next" (Mtv), "Pimp My Ride" (Mtv), "Hit The Floor" (BET), etc...

For the past couple of years, Sobo has focused more of her creative energy on the visual arts while still co-writing songs on the side including Lola’s hit radio single “Your One and Only” (#14 FMQB A/C Chart U.S.A.).

She's had her artwork displayed in multiple venues in North America and Asia. One of her paintings “Changing Tide” can be seen in the upcoming film “Keystroke”.

With a principle focus on abstract, Sobo seems to consistently capture the essence of the human condition in her works. With a style that varies from the layering of colour to vibrant palette knife painting, she continues to grow in style and confidence with each new work. She also incorporates the tropical hues of her childhood bringing an effervescent, yet visceral feeling to the viewer.

Surrounded by an amazing array of artist peers from a new and thriving Toronto Art Scene, Sobo's patrons continue to grow with works finding homes in Canada and the United States.

Some of her private collectors include Grammy and Juno Winners, Music Publishers, Film/TV Executives, Real Estate Agents/Developers, Bay Street Lawyers, Accountants,Financial Advisors, Entrepreneurs, etc...


Work

Abstract
Other
Seduction
  • Sobo Artz
  • 48" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $2595 buy — $207 try
Dazzle
  • Sobo Artz
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $360 buy — $60 try
Revelation
  • Sobo Artz
  • 24" x 30" x 1.5"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
In Sync
  • Sobo Artz
  • 36" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $1350 buy — $110 try
Refresh
  • Sobo Artz
  • 18" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $650 buy — $70 try
In Between
  • Sobo Artz
  • 18" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $650 buy — $70 try
Out of the Blue
  • Sobo Artz
  • 30" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
Whirlwind 2
  • Sobo Artz
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $360 buy — $60 try
Whirlwind 1
  • Sobo Artz
  • 12" x 12" x 1.5"
  • $360 buy — $60 try
In It
  • Sobo Artz
  • 30" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
Fusion 4
  • Sobo Artz
  • 30" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
Fusion 3
  • Sobo Artz
  • 30" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
Fusion 2
  • Sobo Artz
  • 30" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $1200 buy — $95 try
Vibe 2
  • Sobo Artz
  • 48" x 48"
  • $3395 buy — $271 try
Vibe 1
  • Sobo Artz
  • 48" x 48"
  • $3395 buy — $271 try
Fusion 8
  • Sobo Artz
  • 24" x 48" x 0.75"
  • $1720 buy — $137 try
Middle of Me
  • Sobo Artz
  • 48" x 24" x 1.5"
  • $1720 buy — $137 try
Fusion 6
  • Sobo Artz
  • 20" x 24" x 0.75"
  • $720 buy — $70 try
Transcend 8
  • Sobo Artz
  • 24" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $1350 buy — $110 try
Fusion 9
  • Sobo Artz
  • 24" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $1350 buy — $110 try
Cozy
  • Sobo Artz
  • 36" x 60" x 1.5"
  • $3230 buy — $258 try
Fusion 10
  • Sobo Artz
  • 24" x 36" x 1.5"
  • $1350 buy — $110 try

Inside the Studio


Q+A

Best season of the year in Toronto

I love the summer, however, I especially love autumn because of the ever changing colors of the landscape.

When I'm not making art, I'm (a) ...

songwriter, and I enjoy baking

Favourite movie

Many, but to name a few...The Princess Bride, Rear Window, Wait Until Dark, Jerry Maguire

Beverage of choice

At the moment, cold coconut water

Why is art important to you?

I love both appreciating and creating art.

What do you listen to when you work?

Classical, Blues, Jazz, Radio (70s,80s, 90s)

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Upcoming Exhibitions
2023-12-06

ADC Fine Art
Red Dot Miami Show-Dec 6-Dec 10, 2023

2023-11-18

ADC Fine Art
Art Comes Alive-Nov 18-Dec 30, 2023

Select Past Exhibitions
2023

The Prow Gallery
Solo Exhibit: Expressions

2023

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Sales (In-person-Apr 27-30, 2023, Online until May 31, 2023)

2023

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Funhouse, Art Sales (Online) -Dec 12-Apr 30, 2023

2022

ADC Fine Art
Red Dot Miami Show-Nov 30-Dec 4, 2022

2022

ADC Fine Art
Art Comes Alive-Oct 29-Dec 30, 2022

2022

Square Foot Show
Abstract2 (Online: Aug 11-13)

2022

The Other Art Fair
Global Virtual Editions-May 23-June 5, 2022

2022

Novus Pop Up Gallery
Group Show

2022

Art Gallery of Hamilton
Art Sales (In-person-Apr 28-May 1, 2022, Online until May 31, 2022)

2021

The Other Art Fair
Global Virtual Editions-Nov

2021

Kefi Art Gallery
Approaches to Abstraction-Virtual Group Show

2021

Esperanto Gallery
Papier Exhibition-Group Show

2021

Square Foot Show
Abstract Show-Online

2021

Kefi Art Gallery
Summertime Memories-Virtual Exhibition

2021

Kefi Art Gallery
From Women's Eye-Virtual Exhibition

2020

Art Alchemy East
Pi ART Squared Show-ONLINE

2020

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
Finding Love Exhibition

2019

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
Holiday Show

2019

Partial Gallery (Digital Showcase)
Daegu Art Fair EXCO, South Korea, Daegu

2019

Arta Gallery, Distillery Historic District
New Moon Exhibition

Accolades
2022

Art Comes Alive (ACA)
Purchase Award

2023

Art Comes Alive (ACA)
Collective Magazine Feature Award

Press
2022

BlogTO
https://www.blogto.com/sponsored/2022/07/toronto-novus-rental-building-hosting-bipoc-pop-up-gallery/?fbclid=IwAR0v3S3lNOlWw8D79QELpOHC2dD9OyKkknx6jR8S60o_sEpANSM4G9n-2pc

2022

Partial Journal: Meet The Artist
https://blog.partial.gallery/meet-the-artist-sobo-artz/

2022

Parital Stories
https://blog.partial.gallery/meet-miranda-chooses-partial-art/

2021

Partial Stories
https://blog.partial.gallery/tips-for-staging-and-selling-from-a-design-minded-realtor-in-toronto/

Beach Metro Community News
https://beachmetro.com/2015/02/10/beach-arts-scene-39/

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