BIOGRAPHY and WORKS
Born in Takeo Province, southern Cambodia, Theam LIM was a nine-year-old boy when the Khmer Rouge regime fell in 1978. Forced to flee their war-torn homeland, his family arrived in France as refugees in 1980.
Theam immersed himself in the French artistic education system and shortly after graduating from the excellent Fine Art School and the Ecole Boule in Paris, Theam returned to his native Cambodia to reunite with those he had left behind. He is one of the few returnee Cambodians currently involved in helping revive the Cambodian craft sector, and has been enthusiastically doing so since 1995 by teaching teams of young apprentices from the countryside how to use traditional Khmer craftsmanship.
Inspired by the religious murals of Cambodia’s majestic pagodas, along with the technique of polychrome and lacquer-ware, in his series “Khmer People”, Theam expresses his perception of a reality where peculiarity and beauty combine seamlessly.
We are invited to witness a series of intimate visual essays on the blurred ambiguity between “reality” and those considered ‘abstract’. The figures that play such a strong role in Theam’s paintings set a curious scene in which confusion and ambivalence reign. Theam’s creative process includes polychrome images with successive layers of paint, enhanced by scratched effects.
The composition of fine layers of strong acrylic colors creates a rich thickness which is then softened by meticulous sandpapering. Theam plays a ceaseless game of addition and subtraction with his materials, discovering new and fascinating effects.
“Rénovation de la Galerie du SOFITEL PP avec ouverture de l’Exposition SONGES des oeuvres de THEAM” !
Prolongation début novembre 2018
Laissez-vous emmener par NOU Sary !
Galerie d’Art du SOFITEL Phokeethra de PHNOM PENH, à partir du 3 avril 2018 😊
Que vous connaissiez bien le Cambodge ou pas, vous devez vous laisser emmener en balade à la campagne par cet artiste aux multiples talents. Cette fois, il vous ouvre les yeux à force de touches de couleurs bien choisies, sur les qualités, les bonheurs et les souffrances des laboureurs dans les rizières. Sachez entendre, plus que voir, le message de l’artiste sur une vingtaine de tableaux évocateurs.
Femmes, hommes, bonzes, tout est dans le monde des épis de riz…
Un message surgit de chaque oeuvre pour faire preuve au final d’un fil d’ariane de la solidarité familiale qu’on appelle “samaki” en khmer. La famille cambodgienne s’adresse à vous . Vous y êtes, vous voyez soudain l’invisible dans ces toiles très présentes.
Et visiblement, vous quittez ce parcours dans la joie …
7 MAY 2017 – YANGON, MYANMAR
AUCTION DATE: 7 May 2017
PREVIEW DAYS: 4/5/6 May 2017
VENUE: Yangon Gallery, Yangon, Myanmar
VIP LUNCH: Kandawgi Palace Hotel – Rachel Restaurant
AUDIENCE: 200 Pax OBJECTIVE:
To raise funds to support Myanmar education or health programmes and donate to local charity organisations.
- The first CHRISTIE’S auction to be held in Myanmar
- With LIONEL GOSSET from CHRISTIE’S PARIS Director of Collections and world renowned auctioneer
Following the success of Christie’s charity auctions in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2012 and 2014, Re‐creation and Intersections galleries, specialized in Asian arts, are co-organizing a charity auction in Yangon, Myanmar in May 2017 in collaboration with CHRISTIE’S.
Under the official patronage of His Excellency Robert Chua, Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar, this event will position Myanmar artists on the international art scene.
One year after the establishment of a new government, Myanmar is entering an unprecedented era of arts development
and witnessing a growing international recognition and interest. This auction will attract an audience of international
collectors, curators, government officials, business and corporate leaders as well as museum representatives.
The funds collected during the auction will be donated to a selection of charities in Myanmar, taking into consideration the current needs in the education and health sectors.
NGOs and charitable organisations include:
- School for disabled children
- Myanmar Christian Fellowship of the blind
- Orphanage at St Francis convent
A check with the raised amount (objective 45,000 USD) will officially be handed by CHRISTIE’S to His Excellency Robert Chua, the patron of this event and of the Singapore Association of Myanmar (SAM). This organisation will be receiving and distributing the funds appropriately. This ceremony will take place during the VIP lunch.
The Singapore Association of Myanmar has been very involved and supportive of the local society and community,
through humanitarian projects and activites since 1993.
30 SELECTED ARTISTS
|Aung Ko||Maung Myint Aung||Soe Soe|
|Aung Myint||Min Wae Aung||Tartie|
|Aye Ko||Moe Nyo||Hung Win Aung|
|Bogie||Muu Muu||Tin Win|
|Chan Aye||Myint Myint Tin||Tun Win Aung|
|Chaw Ei Thein||Nann Nann||U Lun Gwye|
|Htein Lin||Nge Lay||Wah Nu|
|Khin Zaw Latt||Nyein Chan Su||Zay Yar Aye|
|Khin Maung Zaw||Ohmmar||Zaw Zaw Co|
|Kyee Myint Saw||Phyu Mon||Zoncy|
All additional information here :
Download the Sponsorship Packages.pdf here
Download the Christie’s Charity Auction – Presentation .pdf here