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Sobo Artz

Artist member since 2018
Toronto, Ontario

When I was a child, I would paint and draw constantly and envisioned that one day I would be a professional artist.

In high school, I volunteered at the A.G.O. and being around the fantastic works of art was very inspiring to me. When I am in the presence of a Rothko, Diebenkorn, De Kooning, or a Frankenthaler work, it makes me want to travel to a zone where there are infinite possibilities.

I studied business management at college, however, I wound up on a path that led me to the arts. I have co-written songs with an award winning music producer, some of which have been featured on both radio and television worldwide (including "America's Next Top Model").

For the past couple of years, I have focused more of my creative energy on the visual arts while still writing songs on the side (including the Top 20 hit song “Your One and Only”).

I’ve had my artwork displayed in multiple venues, and one of my paintings “Changing Tide” can be seen in the upcoming film “Keystroke”.

Some of my works are owned by private collectors (including Grammy and Juno Winners, Bay Street Lawyers, Financial Advisors, etc...)

I enjoy the carving, mixing and layering of paint to create texture and depth. I feel a fusion of energy when I am behind the canvas. There is a freedom of flow and dimension created when colors intermingle and merge together. Painting allows me to “bring to life” feelings and ideas that I transfer to the surface.


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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

The Princess Bride

Beverage of choice

At the moment, cold coconut water "shaken but not stirred"

Why is art important to you?

I love both appreciating and creating art.

What do you listen to when you work?

Currently, classical music

Select Past Exhibitions

Artisans At Work - Toronto

Rebellion Gallery - Toronto

Riverdale Hub - Toronto

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