NGUON Kolkateka (aka Teka Khun) was runner-up for KBach Artist Competition 2018. Teka had demonstrated a remarkable proficiency in oil painting by the tender age of seventeen, a medium which often takes artists years to master. Coupled with his profound skill, Teka has a reverence for the history of the Khmer Kingdom, its nature and the love for lavishing style of arts. Born and raised in Phnom Penh, his colorful paintings pay homage to his homeland. His distinctive personal style emanates joy and peace, and expresses the vibrant spirit and atmosphere of the Cambodian old-age era. His art expresses realistic depictions of the transformative effects of light and color in the style of modern art, harmonized by the essence of Kbach Khmer.