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Cambodian artists make waves in art world

In history, we can see Cambodia was very talented in arts and architecture. Cambodian ancestors  built many greatest temples such as: Angkor Wat the Khmer architecture and arts masterpiece, Preah Vihear temple the perfect Khmer arts and architectural masterpiece which harmonize itself  within the surrounding nature and the perfect symbol of god place…etc. In the present time, after three decades of civil wars, we have lost many things especially arts but Cambodian artist do not stay still. They have tried their hardest to revive their national arts. Their effort is  paying them back satisfactorily. A news post on BBC Asia-Pacific released yesterday talk about Cambodian contemporary arts under the title Cambodian artists make waves in art world. It is a big pride for Cambodia whose artists such as Mr. Svay Sareth, Mr. Leang Seckon, Mr. Em Riem, Mr.Pich Sopheap…. have done many great works to make a big waves in the art world.  The new generation of Cambodian artists have brought Khmer arts to the world stage and I, as a Cambodian citizen, is very very proud of them and myself to be born as Khmer.  They are becoming more globally-recognized  by their talent and outstanding art pieces. So far, I have known that some among them have their art work shown at various museums abroad like Singapore, London… For ordinary Cambodian people, the awareness of Cambodian contemporary arts is very important.  We should see, learn, and support them and also spread the news about them.

Here I would like to highlight some Cambodian contemporary arts and artists!


Svay Sareth made the canoe by hand without any boat-building experience (Image courtesy: BBC)


Rattan-prototypes by Per Brolund (graduate of the University of Lund, Sweden) and Em Riem. Brolund was one of the three young designers engaged in designing new products for the international market together with local companies in the region of the Greater Mekong within the scope of the WWF project. Per Brolund was and still is, stationed in Cambodia. Designer: Per Brolund and Em Riem, Cambodia Producer: Cambodian Modern Rattan Photographer: Per Brolund © WWF / Per Brolund (Original Photo and Description from WWF International on Flickr)

From Em Riem Facebook


I think he is the most famous among the other Cambodian artists as he has many of his works exhibited around the world from Japan to London and also Google search result.

Leang Seckon, "Golden Flower Skirt", 2009. Mixed media on canvas, 150 x 130 cm.

Leang Seckons First European Solo Exhibition Opens at Rossi & Rossi (Image courtesy:


cycle by sopheap pich, 2005 rattan, steel wire image courtesy 10 chancery lane gallery

Sopheap Pich | Cambodia b.1971 | Buddha (from ‘1979’ series) 2009 | Rattan, wire, dye | 220 x 70 x 110cm (approx) | Project for APT6 | Courtesy: The artist | Photograph: Vandy Rattana



ខែ​មេសា 18, 2011 at 4:31 ព្រឹក មតិ ១

World’s second-tallest building?

Everyone must be suprised when heard the Prime minister’s speech about the world’s second-tallest building will be built on Phnom Penh’s Koh pich island. According to Phnom Penh Post’s articles I got some info to share with all of you. International experts said the buliding is possible despite the island shape was unstable (the isle have formed less than 100 years). The cost of this construction would be high up to one billion dollars and it cost 200 million dollars for the firs stage. However, there’s questions related to economic viability raised by experts.  The building would add too much more spaces for rent and sale and it would be oversupplied. This has also marked concern for an opposition lawmaker. Is it the right time to build such a huge scale bulding for this small city?

ខែកញ្ញា 3, 2010 at 2:16 ល្ងាច មតិ ១

Protect our ozone layer!

World ozone day is held all over the world on 16th this month in commemoration of the date (16-09-1987) of the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone Layer. Today, global environment activists take place to preserve the layer which can block the ultra violet ray.  They try to raise awarness about ozone and its role and importance to protect our world. Our primier also have sent his declaration through almost all national media. He has requested to all of his citizens and officers to focus on ozone layer and participate to protect it under the slogan “Universal Participation Ozone Protection Unifies
the world”.

As a world citizen, we all should participate in this event.

What can we do? the answer is:

-No using products containing CFCs

-No using too-old machine(car,moto,….)

-Check the frezeer and car air-conditioning (If they do not function properly, have them repair because they may have leaks)

-Buy a refrigerator or an air-conditioning without CFC

-Reduce the use  air-conditioning…

Unite to protect our ozone layer

ខែកញ្ញា 16, 2009 at 4:47 ល្ងាច មតិ 16

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