|Dimensions (width x height)||
120 cm x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Chhim Sothy was born in 1969 in Kandal Province. He studied 10 years at the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh where he learned traditional Khmer painting. Chhim Sothy displayed his paintings in Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, the United States and France where his exhibition in Carcassonne was met with considerable success.
His work is characterised by a diversity of styles, often generating spontaneous and gestural abstract painting, and simultaneously generating, skillful and well balanced, traditional painting. He often incorporates mythical characters into his works with an anachronistic explosion of colour. “I am like a monk searching for Wisdom” he has been quoted as saying.