It was just last year T&T attorney Justin Sobion, a St Mary’s College alumnus and son of late Attorney General/Minister of Legal Affairs Keith Sobion, was appointed as an Associate Human Rights Officer in the Office of the President of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.
Tomorrow, Sobion who is also a well-known artist, will stage his art exhibition “I’m from the Caribbean” to a Swiss audience and Caribbean diaspora at Life of Art Studio, Geneva, Switzerland.
The series will showcase 25 original pieces of the artist’s work and will illustrate his trademark splashing colours fused together with poignant influences from the region where he was born and raised.
Sobion says, “I’m from the Caribbean” is a nostalgic journey, which will take foreign art lovers from the pristine Amazon rain forests in Guyana, to my homeland Trinidad, the Spice Isle Grenada, the isles up north, then straight to the Greater Antilles of a Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and finally the Bahamas.”
Art lovers would even find they could drift away as Sobion occasionally wanders off to further lands such as Mexico, Morocco, Spain and India.
The exhibition encapsulates Sobion’s own reality of living in a foreign land while staying married to his roots and cultural identity.
This exhibition easily reveals the “globe” within Sobion and immediately, one recognises he is not just from a “dot” on the map of the Caribbean Sea, but rather the product of the Caribbean’s realm.
The exhibition will conclude on February 9, 2019.
- by Bobie-Lee Dixon