It was a cheerful night at Meta house last Wednesday, 29th, as Leang Seckon, one of Cambodia’s Contemporary Artist put on display his solo exhibition with 7 paintings, 2 installations, 5 original songs, and his dance performance.
For Leang Seckon, art is not only about making objects with underlying, subjective meaning but also about innovation, exploration and reminiscence.
The contemporary art scene continues to grow in the Kingdom, through various mediums, such as dancing, photography, installations and sculpture.
Walking through the Phnom Penh Art Gallery, it is not hard to spot the huge statue of a lion king standing majestically at the center of the hall. Eyes
Indonesia’s rich cultural art had always fascinated the outside world and it is undeniable that the stunning work of Batik.
French architect Jean Nouvel’s solo exhibition at the Power Station of Art moves away from a traditional architectural display into something altogether tangibly different.
Keeping mystery intact in his pictures so that viewers will interpret the same image in different ways
Annual Children’s Art Contest at natural venue delights parents too
PHNOM Penh’s art scene is thriving, as evident in the number of events popping up throughout the city, especially in recent years. However, to many, arts can only be admired, not owned. The average cost of fine art is typically too expensive for casual aficionados to invest in.
Boats have served as transportation since the earliest of times in human history, but unlike many other primitive inventions, people are still using the structures intact over centuries.
WHEN a picture speaks louder than words, many emerging artists in the Kingdom have chosen drawing and painting in order to express their opinions.
Local artist Mr. Long Lavy opened his solo exhibition last Thursday at the House of Scott here, in collaboration with Siem Reap-based Open Studio Cambodia.
“I don’t do art,” says photo-journalist George Nickels, despite his photos appearing in several international exhibitions where his stark documentary-style photography has been critiqued as imbued with artistic sensibility.
It is not uncommon to say that art skills cannot generate enough income for the artist or artiste to make a living. Many are of the opinion that an artiste must be either deeply skilled in their field of arts, well-known in their specific art form or juggle a non-art related job, in order to make enough money to sustain.
Originally hailing from Pursat province, Mr Long Lavy has always been fond of drawing the landscape of nature since he was 9, and he particularly loved drawing trees. With no formal art education, Mr Lavy held a pencil in his hand and ambitiously dreamed of becoming a renowned artist.
In Cambodia’s traditional performing art scene, many masters are struggling to pass their skills to the next generation. No one seems to show genuine interest in the performance art.
Like all the other art forms, Lakhorn Niyeay suffered during the wars. People were all trying to survive, leaving behind tradition, culture and religion. But even when peace was brought back, the fading art struggled to keep up.
Sbek Thom and Sbek Toch are the two main genres of the Khmer Shadow Theatre. The former is even featured on the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.
It’s ‘springtime’ in Cambodia and art is blossoming all over Siem Reap, with the launch of two debut solo gallery exhibitions and the unveiling of an exciting new mural artist working in a local school.
Theam set aside his life in France and journeyed back to Cambodia – a place he once fled from for more than a decade. He got reunited with those he had left behind and took part in rebuilding the country through his arts.
During her childhood, Sao Sreymao hardly noticed her artistic talent because she usually received poor grades in art subjects. It is not that her paintings were bad; she just could not force herself to follow the specific topics given by her teachers.
Sad but true, passion for arts does not guarantee instant fame and wealth.
From Kampot, it goes on to the City of Temples with a long weekend of FAB shows and events including art exhibitions, film screening and concert.
For a month, Phnom Penhers will have the opportunity to see the atypically stunning artworks by ‘Homeless’ – a group of 3 young Cambodian artists – in their first collective exhibition ‘I Don’t Belong Here’, at the newly opened Bong the Gallery.
Within minutes, red lotuses and green leaves were showing up on a large sheet of white paper under the hand of a well-groomed Chinese painter, overlooked by his compatriots and Vietnamese counterparts.
Only bad girls have tattoos, is the common notion in Cambodia. Does that explain why there is a dearth of female tattoo artists in the country? Anith Adilah Othman tries to answer this gender-sensitive question.
Siem Reap art lovers will find that all their Christmases have come at once in the next few days, thanks to cultural treats such as the Angkor Photo Festival, an exhibition of international press photos hosted by Mirage Contemporary Art Space.
Leather carving and shadow puppetry have been part of Cambodian culture for thousands of years. Performances used to transpire across the Kingdom regularly, with some performers even going abroad to showcase the art.
Is your school organising socially-relevant events and competitions? Do you want to share your perspective on issues about youth, education, art or anything that may interest other young Cambodians?
I was in Taiwan three years ago. I travelled around the streets of Taipei, taking a peek at every corner, every store, every human being I passed by. I saw how the day started and how it ended in the modern metropolis.