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Featured UNITED Artist: Candice Sobers

Candice Sobers

Ms. Candice Sobers is a conceptual artist with an emphasis on contemporary Art practice. She
holds a BA in Visual Arts with first class honors, and 2016 she successfully completed an MPhil
in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies. Her work has been exhibited in joint
exhibitions at the National Museum, Rainy days Ellerslie Plaza, In2Art and at the Art Society of
Trinidad and Tobago.

She conducted a practice-based research thesis on “Techniques of
resourcefulness and Survival Among working-class Trinidadians”. This research was formulated
into a series including paintings, drawings and a handbook of mixed methods entitled “ Threads
of Survival”.

Sobers states that art is an essential part of our everyday lives. The well making of what needs to be made is the
essence of good art practice. A quest ensued to identify unconventional areas whereby an
interdisciplinary union can be established for the enhancement of the practice.

As a postgraduate student, involvement in conferences was essential to learning and critiquing the
work of colleagues. Being new to being involved in Conferences, rather than attending them,
Candice was unaware of what was meant by a “ poster session,” taking the title literally she
bought posters to the conference and art pieces, related to the theme of the conference.

What would usually be an embarrassing revelation, opened up a new niche for interpreting a
conference theme and painting “social issues” using a myriad of woven painted images into one
painting.

Contact info:

Cell number 1-868-358-2007

Email: sobers.candice@gmail.com