“I have been working on this series of 22 paintings for more
than 2 years. I have tried to find quiet moments and spaces
to do this but it was not easy. Each one of these paintings
has meanings about nature and human beings. I also tried to
work with traditional themes and motifs while using mixed
media and contemporary arts techniques.
My hope is that other artists get inspiration from my work
and dare to explore traditional topics in a contemporary
way. I have been myself trained in traditional painting
About the artist:
Chhim Sothy was born in Kandal Province in 1969. He studied
traditional painting, poster design, and modern painting at
the Department of Plastic Arts, Royal University of Fine
Arts from 1985 to 1996. He is the deputy director of the
Department of Fine Arts and Handicafts at the Ministry of
Culture. He has exhibited his artwork in many exhibitions in
Phnom Penh, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, France
and the US.
This exhibition is part of Reyum’s ongoing efforts to
provide a platform for artists to get exposure, thus
encouraging them to continue their creative work.
We also would like to thank the Rockefeller Foundation for
their financially supports the project.