Born in 1977 inKandal Province, Cambodia.
EmRiem graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Cambodia in 2000. He left for France the same year in order to develop his talent for paintingand design. He stayed for a duration of seven years, during which he earned diplomas in design at the School of Fine Arts in Saint-Etienne (2006), and at the National School for Decorative Arts in Paris (2008).
He returned back to Phnom Penh in 2008, where he opened “Gallery X-em Design.” There he exhibits his own work as well as those of other artists. He practices abstract as well as figurative art.
ERIC RAISINA is one of those designers able to transport you immediately into his own private universe. It was in his home of Madagascar where he began his foray into design and sewing. Natural materials, such as silk, raffia, sisal, linen and cotton quickly became his trademarks.
Winning the prize of New Young Talent at the Fashion Festival and Textile Competition ( MANJA ) enabled him to study in Paris at the Duperré School where he excelled in the creation of textiles. He began entering his creations in the Haute Couture shows in Paris, and graduated with a Master’s degree from the Institut Français de la Mode in 1999.
His taste for exploration compelled him to discover new cultures and diverse techniques in Africa as well as in Asia. Various experiences gave him the confidence to start his own workshop where he trained weavers, sewers, and embroiderers. Research began on new textures, colors, unique weave patterns, most recognizable Silk Fur and Natural Raffia lace.
He was commissioned to create unique textiles for the fashion houses of Yves Saint-Laurent and Christian Lacroix. The textiles themselves inspire him to go to the heart of the matter, creating designs with the forms of the materials themselves, by passing the sketching stage.
One of the techniques he has developed is to create small, flat flowers shapes out of silk organza and then crochet together in the order of size and color that he wants.
Eric doesn’t go for patterns, he goes for textures.
ERIC RAISINA haute texture Collection is composed of one of a kind pieces and accessories which demonstrate his passion and talent for style, which continues to evolve, all the while staying true to his personal taste.
His collections have been shown in Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States.
Garden of desire is a boutique gallery of creative jewelry design that promoteS both emerging and established jewelry artists and designers in the field of art and design. The Gallery, founded by Ly Pisith, houses contemporary and conceptual yet functional wearable art as well as sculptural objects and textile accessories.
It is the natural world that has become a major influence within the work of our designers. The unique shapes and textures found in nature are incorporated throughout the entire collection which uses a range of materials from solid silver structure, natural stones to unusual mixed media. They exude an impeccable style that is elegant and sensual, akin to a second skin. These eclectic collections from around the world identify every item of jewelry as a work of art in its own right, come together to redefine jewelry design and ideas of today.
Ly Pisithfounded Garden of Desire in 2008 and has been dedicated to designing and promoting international and regionally based jewellery artists. He was formally working as a designer of fashion spectacles for Alain Mikkli, Stark and a clutch of other haute couture international names. His distinct color palette of contrasting hues and unique use of texture has become his signature style which is largely sourced by many.
Web Site :www.gardenofdesire-asia.com
Lo Yuyu is the only potter group in Cambodia today that makes Khmer ceramics. The products are made of Khmer clay, Khmer glaze and made by Khmer hands. Lo Yuyu craft traditional Khmer ceramics replicas and new original design ceramics.
Khmers ceramics were made in Angkor era (8C-15C). Well known for their unique designs, they are treasured by ceramics collectors all over the world. Original Khmer ceramics can be seen in Guimet museum in France and national Museum of Japan…
Autodidact, JMCJ has had the chance to fulfil himself out off the beaten track. He carves pieces of wood as well as precious stones. He likes bending and soldering gold as much as iron. He loves mixing different wolds, combining precious materials and recycled objects. This is how he finds his inspiration to create unique and astonishing pieces of work.
Kashaya Silk was created with the intention of promoting Khmer silk in Europe. Catherine Theron is the founder and also the creator of the collections. A team of six people createthe models using traditional weaving techniques (ikatage).
Catherine Theron was born in Phnom Penh in 1966, and brought up in Southeast Asia. She studied at the School for Oriental Languages in Paris, and also studied advertising. She worked in tourism in Paris and Vietnam before coming back to settle in Cambodia in 1996. She created Kashaya Silk in 2000 with the intention of promoting Khmer silk in Europe.
Painter, and most notably engraver of silver and copper, KE Vicheth is acclaimed for his exceptional monumental works. He is equally admired for set design in traditional Khmer films, and as the artist responsible for the highly respected paintings in the Elephant Bar of the Raffles Le Royal Hotel in Phnom Penh. In addition, he has produced monumental copper chandeliers and ceiling paintings for clients in Malaysia including major hotels. KE Vicheth has created a flourishing family business, and has become a living guarantor of the Khmer artisan tradition.
Peintre, graveur et plus spécialement sur l'argent et le cuivre, KE Vicheth est surtout réputé pour ses œuvres monumentales. Il est également bien connu pour la conception de jeu pour les films traditionnels khmers. Il est l'auteur, en autres, du décor peint de l'Eléphant Bar à l'Hôtel Raffles Le Royal de Phnom Penh. Il a également créé des fresques ainsi que
des lustres en cuivre gigantesques pour des clients en Malaisie, et les grands hôtels. Il a fondé une entreprise familiale prospère, garante de la tradition artisanale khmère.
Born in Cambodia 1973, Keo grew up in Cambodia. From 1997 to 2000 he studies in Paris at the (Parisian Dressmaking School). Studying with Maison Emmanuel Ungaro and Maison Kay.
Participation to Biennale Internationale du Design of St Etienne (France) :
Winner First Prize as Best Young Design (15 countries have participated to this competition.
Keoisblessedwith an exceptional talent, and a fertile imagination. Workingwith noble traditionalmaterialssuch as Cambodiansilk, as well as unconventinal components such as plastic, paper clips, seedpods, and cocoons ;hecreatestotallyfuturisticclothes.
His most recent success was a fashion presentation to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the French Institute in Phnom Penh which met with a standing ovation.
Lisa aka “Lil Dots” was born in Phnom Penh Cambodia, she is the first official Female Street Artist in Cambodia, Lisa has been practicing her art since a young age but in more recent times decided to make her work be viewed in public after she was invited to paint live at Chen La Theatre Phnom Penh for 12me and Raph a French Hip Hop Duo from France.
Hot of the heels of the Chen La Performance Lisa than appeared alongside PeapTarr and They from the Art crew Army Of Snipers (South East Asia) where they painted walls for Cell Card to help promote the new Launch of XG and now Lisa can be seen all around Phnom Penh Billboards and also the XG TV Commercials.
Lisa also was recently in the French Cultural Institute art show Titled Phnom Penh 2058 where Lisa produced two large canvas’s with PeapTarr and ZEROSYan international known Japanese graffiti artist. Lisa was also in Tiger Translate working with international Artist for Tiger Translate Cambodia where she was cheered on by the local crowd who were proud to see one of their own up their amongst the international community of artist.
Lisa aka Lil Dots has been on the rise fast in Phnom Penh City, she is the future of Cambodian Urban art and a true trailblazer so keep your eyes to the streets and international Art galleries. Lisa Also states that she is helping a new urban art movement grow here in her hometown of Phnom Penh city and she wants Khmer Graffiti and Street Art to be seen all around the world which she believes will help boost urban Khmer Art as officially being on the map which she believes will enhance Modern Khmer arts and culture and hopefully will make the youth of Cambodia and Khmer Youth around the world proud of their culture.
Fine Artist and Designe
Born in 1968 in Manila, Philippines, Matthew Tito CUENCA grew up in a multi-racial, multi-faith home. His home life greatly encouraged his love of painting and influenced his unique technique of blending the familiar and foreign into thoughtful, unconventional combinations of art and story. In 1991, he received his B.F.A. with honors from Parsons School of Art and Design. During this time he continued to develop his personal study on the juxtaposition of function and design and became a successful fashion designer.
For the next 15 years he worked as a Designer, Illustrator and Art Director for several notable companies such as Harper Collins Trophy, Moody Publishing, Bill Blass Sportswear, J. Crew and Oleg Cassine Couture. He has also worked as an associate professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology. In 2002, he decided to leave the world of Fashion, move to Paris and rekindle his love of sculpture and painting. Currently, he lives and works in Cambodia where he derives limitless inspiration from the history and beauty of the Khmer landscape, people, and customs.
Artiste et designer né en 1968 à Manille, aux Philippines, Matthew Tito CUENCA a grandi dans un environnement multiculturel. Sa vie de famille a fortement encouragé son amour de la peinture. En 1991, il sort avec son diplôme de Bachelor of Fine Art ( B.F.A) avec les honneurs de la Parsons School of Art and Design de NYC
Durant les quinze dernières années, il a travaillé pour plusieurs compagnies connues comme Harper Collins Trophy, Editions Moody, Bill Blass sportwear, J.Crew, et Oleg Cassine Couture. Il a également collaboré à la Fashion Institute of Technology.
En 2002, il décide de quitter le monde de la mode et s’installe à Paris où il ravive son amour de la sculpture et la peinture. Actuellement il vit et travaille au Cambodge où il tire une inspiration sans limite de l’histoire, de la beauté du paysage khmer, des gens et des coutumes.
Following his initial training at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, OUM worked in the studios of Guy Laroche and Givenchy. He returned to Cambodia in 2000, and launched his own unique product line in silk, porcelain and furniture design. Today, he is creating prét-à-porter collections for men and women, and has undertaken to astound us with a new line of accessories that include hand-bags and shoes.
Après sa formation à l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, OUM a travaillé dans les studios de Guy Laroche et Givenchy. Il est retourné au Cambodge en 2000, et a lancé ses activités dans les arts de la soie, la porcelaine et les meubles. Aujourd'hui, il crée des collections de prét-à-porter pour hommes et femmes, et il a également entrepris la création d'une ligne d'accessoires.
Website : www.oumdesign.com
Born in Kampong Thom Province, Cambodia in 1983, PHE Sophon pursued his passion and completed studies in the Fine Arts. Over the past decade, he has displayed his creations at exhibitions in Hong Kong (2006), Phnom Penh (2007), Shanghai (2008), and even performed in the United States (2006). He has chosen to focus his creativity on experimental forms of painting, sculpture and installation pieces.
Né à Kampong Thom province, Cambodge en 1983, PHE Sophon a terminé ses études de Beaux-Arts et a pris part à différentes expositions à Hong Kong (2006), Phnom Penh (2007), Shanghai (2008) et même s’est produit aux Etats-Unis en 2006. Il s’intéresse à des formes expérimentales de peinture, sculpture et installation.
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THE ARTISTS AND CREATORS SHOW
Discovery, Encounters, Exchanges
Cambodia is a meeting point for many designers, artists, designers, artisans, fashion designers inspired by its culture and who used the products and commodities of the country.
The artists and creators show, which will begin on March 4, invites you to (re)discover major creators.Sharing and exchange are at the heart of this second edition, with thoughtful dialogues in the luxuriant garden of the « No Problem » colonial villa.
A circuit, imagined by more than twenty Cambodian and international artists, will transport us to different universes where we can appreciate works freely, while interacting totally with the site, since the new creations will use this circuit as its raw material.
No one is enclosed in his own bubble. Atmospheres come together, assemble, and then disappear.
This is an invitation to discovery, exchange, and wonderment.
Special Event for 2012
Following the exhibition on March 2012, Christie’s will conduct an auction to sell a choice of art pieces. The benefits of the sale will go to “Cambodia Living Art,” an association that supports young Cambodian artists.It is the very first time that Christie’s comes to Cambodia for such an event. This represents an honor and great opportunity for Cambodian Designers to evaluate their artworks on the international market.
Christie’s has 53 offices in 32 countries and 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai and Hong Kong. Christie’s also offers its clients worldwide access to its sales through Christie’s LIVE™, its unique, real-time online bidding service.
More informations here : http://www.christies.com/features/welcome
We will have more participants than ever before.
Artisans will be joining the The artists and creators show’s third edition which will take place once again in the beautiful “NO PROBLEM” colonial mansion.
Come discover two defenders of traditional Khmer art: an engraver, on a monumental scale, of copper and silver. An artisan creating accessories and inlay work with buffalo horn.
Sculptors will show their stone bas reliefs backed by one thousand years of tradition.
Gemstones, both precious and semi-precious, will be on display thanks to two Cambodian women of amazing talent.
The artists and creators show opening and Private showing by invitation only March 2, 2012
Open to the public from March 3 through March 11 from 11am until 8pm
Major Innovation for the closing of the 2012 edition
Christie’s International will come from Paris especially for an auction at the SOFITEL of forty of the most remarkable creations shown at the The artists and creators show. A first for Cambodia!
As in the past all creations exhibited will be put on sale by their creators on March 11 at The artists and creators show
Peap TARR finds his artistic roots in the graffiti art culture but blends it with his New Zealand and Cambodian heritage to create a unique form of street art. His sinister, yet tranquil, works of art have become his signature style, and have caught the attention of art lovers from around the world, and also gained the respect of many of his art peers. His work has appeared in various international art magazines and galleries. Peap’s street art is unique. It exists in a world where light and dark battle, yet coexist to balance each other and contrast each other. He works almost exclusively in black and white, and his tribal patterns owe as much to his New Zealand heritage as to his Cambodian ancestry.
Lisa MAM is Cambodia’s first female Urban Street Artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Most notably, she participated in the charity auction officiated by Lionel Gosset of Christie’s Paris held in Cambodia in 2012, the Lotus Arts De Vivre in Bangkok, and the Bed Supper club Bangkok. Lisa aka “Lil Dots” is a rising star in the rapidly changing art scene of Phnom Penh. She is a trailblazer, and is helping to develop a new urban art movement. She hopes one day that Khmer Graffiti and Street Art will be seen all around the world giving a boost to the rebirth of a vibrant Khmer arts tradition.
Peap TARR trouve ses racines dans la culture “graffiti” mélangeant son héritage neo- zélandais et cambodgien pour créer un art de la rue tout à fait unique. Son travail, macabre bien que paisible est devenu son style. Sa signature a attiré l’attention des amoureux des Arts de La Rue à travers le monde et le respect de ses pairs. Ses œuvres paraissent dans toutes sortes de magazines internationaux et dans des Galeries. L’art de La Rue de Peap est unique. Parfaitement équilibré coexiste dans son travail la bataille du noir et de la lumière. Son travail est généralement en noir et blanc. Ses dessins tribaux ont plus avoir avec son héritage néo zélandais que khmer.
Lisa MAM est la première femme cambodgienne graffeuse. Elle a exposé aussi bien dans son pays qu’à l’international. Elle a participé en 2012 à la première vente aux enchères caritative orchestrée par Lionel Gosset de chez Christie’s Paris. Elle a également exposé chez Lotus Art de Vivre à Bangkok et au Bed Supper club de Bangkok. Lisa dite “Lil Dots” est une étoile montante qui a rapidement changé la scène Phnompenhoise. C’est une pionnière qui aide à développer dans son pays un courant “Graffeurs”. Le rêve de Lisa c’est de voir dans les rues du monde entier le travail des graffeurs khmers, ce qui donnera un sérieux coup de pouce à l’art traditionnel khmer.
Web Site : www.fatcap.com/article/peap/sets
Robotang is a french artist and designer, native to Cambodia. Valedictorian of the EcoleProfessionnelleSupérieured'Artsgraphiquesetd'Architecture (Professional Superior School of Graphic Arts and Architecture) of Paris in 1997, he has worked on graphic and artistic creations for advertising agencies and major brands.
Since 2009 he has lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he works in design, interior architecture and photography. In this country of revival, he contributes, among other emerging artists, to shape the new face of the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Come see these masks, blending tradition and modernity, all in an expertise that is reborn
Born in 1957, this self trained artists has always sought new forms close to nature.
His works project a singular freedom, as if his calling is inhabited by an urgency exceeding all others.
What then is his secret ken which he masters, yet still seeks?
His creations alternate between "place de la République" (Paris) and Phnom Penh.
Born in Prey Veng in 1973, SOK Chan began work as an apprentice in an NGO run program to learn the rapidly disappearing art of carving buffalo horn. His great talent was quickly recognized, and after only six months in the program, he left to become the assistant to his master. Unfortunately, due to a lack of market demand for his work, he abandoned his art to become a construction worker. Ten years later, after exploring renewed interest in his art, he decided to return to his first love. Today, he employs seven carvers who work hard to keep up with an ever-growing order book. SOK Chan produces mostly custom made pieces of jewelry, but also creates his own designs. He remains one of the few Cambodian artisans who still work the beautiful black and white buffalo horn, and thanks to his willingness to pass along his knowledge, he is helping to revitalize a traditional skill and art form that were almost lost.
Né à Prey Veng, en 1973, SOK Chan a commencé à travailler avec une ONG à l’âge de 16 ans, à apprendre l'art de la sculpture sur corne de buffle. Il est si talentueux qu’il quitte le programme d’apprentissage au bout du six mois pour devenir l’assistant de son maître. Malheureusement, à cause du manque de demande sur le marché, il abandonne son art pour devenir maçon. Dix ans plus tard, constatant l’intérêt renouvelé pour son art, il décide de retourner à ses premières amours. Il reste un des derniers cambodgiens qui travaillent encore la corne de buffle et perpétue ainsi un savoir ancestral.
Sopheap was born on May 9, 1971 in the town of KohKralaw. In 1979 his family left as refugees to the camps in Thailand where he learned to speak Khmer language and began learning English.
After some transitions, including some six months in the Philippines, he settled in Amherst, Massachusetts in the USA in 1984. There he enrolled at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990 majoring in Pre-Medicine. In the last semester, he decided to change his major from Pre-Med to Painting. In 1993, he took a school trip to photograph the Mayan Ruins in Mexico and Guatemala. In the summer of the same year, he goes on another school trip to France and Italy where he discovered the museums of Paris and the Uffizi in Florence. The year after he decides to return to Paris for one year and enrolled at the EcoleNationaled’Art at CergyPontoise.
He returned to the University of Massachusetts and finished his BFA in Painting in the spring of 1995. In 1997, he enrolled at the Art Institute of Chicago and receives his MFA in Painting and Drawing in 1999. At the end of 2002, he decides to return to Cambodia for the first time. There he hadseveral painting exhibitions. Then in 2004, he makes his first rattan sculpture, which opens a totally new approach to his art practice. Since then he has continued to make works using rattan, bamboo and metal wire.
Web Site : www.sopheappich.com