Exhibition Art Work
by Khun Sovanrith and Venn Savat

Opening reception, July 13, 2009



This exhibition consists of 23 modern oil paintings which were created by Mr. Khun Sovanrith and Mr. Venn Savat. Each painting depicts different images, and coveys different messages. For some paintings, viewers can grasp their meanings at once. However, some other paintings require the viewers to spend some time thinking about them in order to understand the paintings, and others even need the explanation from the artists themselves.

The main objective of this exhibition is to support and encourage the artists especially the painters in Cambodia to continue their work, and it is also intended to publicize paintings for national and international audience.

About the artist

Khun Sovanrith
He was born in Phnom Penh in 1973. He learned to draw and paint from several teachers including Mr. Simon, Uth Roeun and Tang Hor Yi. Khun Sovanrith worked as an illustrator for school books in the Department of Pedagogical Research of the Ministry of Education from 1996 to 1999. Today he is a teacher at the Reyum Art School.

Venn Savat
He was born in Kandal Province in 1968. He studied painting as a member of the first class to enter the School of Fine Arts following the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime. Since graduating from the School, he has worked as a painter.

With the support of:
The Albert Kunstadter Family Foundation The Rockefeller Foundation -
The Prince Claus Fund