Born in France in 1951, Dominique ELUERE settled in Cambodia in 1997. Shortly after arriving in country, he founded Citadel workshop offering hand crafted knives and swords. Within only a few years, he became recognized and respected by knife enthusiasts worldwide for his beautifully stylish, razor sharp creations. Demand is so great that Citadel now employs 50 people in Phnom Penh to produce unique hand-forged knives and swords according to traditional artisanal methods.
Français, né en 1951, Dominique ELUERE s'est établi au Cambodge en 1997. Très vite il créa l'atelier Citadel qui, en quelques années, parvint à se faire connaitre et apprécier des amateurs de couteaux dans le monde entier. Citadel emploie aujourd'hui à Phnom Penh 50 personnes et produits, entièrement à la main, par les méthodes et procédés antiques, des couteaux et sabres véritablement uniques.
Web site : http://www.citadel.com.kh/
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.
More informations here : http://www.christies.com/features/welcome
The Creators Exhibition 2012 will take place in "No Problem" from March 3 to March 11 with the opening Friday,
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 3, invites you to (re)discover major creators.Sharing and exchange are at the heart of this third 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.
Sovan Philong :
Born in 1986 in Cambodia. Lives and works in Phnom Penh.
Reporter and photographer for the daily newspaper Phnom Penh Post. Philong Sovan discovered photography while training with Mak Remissa, and further developed his skills working in Studio Image at the CCF. In 2009 his work was presented at the Rencontres d'Arles during the "Night of the Year" festival, as well as at the PhotoPhnomPenh festival.
It came naturally, given a helping hand to the Recreation project.
Thank you again for his work.
Here are some photos taken during the last weekend.
One last day to contemplate the works in peace.
To take the time to review more details of these sweet little notes that we had escaped.
We are enjoy to share with you, all of this photos.
I hope you had a good time this night,
if not please feel free to visit us :)
Anyway, here are some photos to remember the wonderful moments.
The making off begins ...
Some pictures to show you the work done when mounting of the exhibition.
Thanks for them.
See you soon .
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.