Winner of the 2018 Kbach Artist Competition, Hour Soben was relatively unknown in the Cambodian art sphere until last year. After working with a gallery in his native province of Siem Reap, Soben was inspired to take to the canvas himself. Soben creates beautiful, colourful compositions marrying traditional and contemporary Khmer motifs. In the past year Soben has been developing his signature style: grey-stone faces juxtaposed against vibrant almost psychedelic backgrounds.
His work is quickly gaining national and international acclaim. He will have his first solo exhibition with KBach Gallery in November 2019 and some of his artworks have already been exhibited this year at the Singaporean Visual Arts Center.