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    OUM Maknorith

    Le 10/02/2011

    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


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    PHE Sophon

    Le 09/02/2011

    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.


    Email : a1-sophon@yahoo.com

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    The artists and the creators show

    Le 09/02/2011


    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

    Auction sale by Christie's

    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


    Recreation 2012


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    Tarr Peap

    Le 08/02/2011

    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


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    Le 07/02/2011

    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.


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    Sam Chanmonyroth

    Le 07/02/2011

    Come see these masks, blending tradition and modernity, all in an expertise that is reborn

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    Savann Tav

    Le 05/02/2011

    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.

    Facebook : http://fr-fr.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1499859855&sk=info

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    Sok Chan

    Le 04/02/2011

    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. 

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    Sopheap Pich

    Le 04/02/2011

    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

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    Tales of Angkor

    Le 04/02/2011

    Tales of Angkor is a group of Cambodian sculptors, who are participate in Cambodia’s aesthetic renewal.

    From their studios come both works of religious inspiration destined for the temples and other cultural sites, as well as contemporary works of art born of the feelings and creativity of the artists.
They are also developing sculpture studios led by master sculptors to perpetuate the heritage of Khmer art.

    In complete communion and respect for ancient traditions, and with a profound need for aesthetics, these master are transmitting their knowledge to young apprentices who come to work with them.


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    Le 03/02/2011

    SCT’s fashion statement
    Playful forms and structures, that’s what SCT is all about, using metallic sheers, clinging silks, bustier, belts and even short dresses. The idea behind the brand is modern Khmer with experimentation through its entirely hand made dresses and creatively structured shapes. SCT’s designs are made with confidence and individuality, each has its own meaning so that women will wear them with pride, grace and elegance.

    Email: noh@fmagazine.biz

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    Tendance Khmère

    Le 02/02/2011

    The offspring of the union of a Cambodian, Songmala, and a Frenchman, Flavien Lambert, Tendance Khmère is a gallery featuring Cambodian silk :  raw silk, organza, and smooth silk.
    It was in Paris, in the heart of St-Germain des Prés first of all, and then in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap that Flavien and Songmala began to weave their cocoon in color.  Tendance Khmère specializes in the creation of decorative articles.
    Flavien, the designer, combines the elegance of traditional Khmer silk with other materials from the four corners of the earth.  An almost infinite range of cloth is turned into cushions, bedspreads, curtains, poufs, purses and table settings.  The color palette is immense, and crossing the threshold of Tendance Khmère opens up an whole new art of living.
    Tendance Khmère has succeeded in refining, for contemporary Western tastes, the ancestral artisanship which is being reborn.

    Email : contact@tendance-khmere.com

    Web Site : www.tendance-khmere.fr

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    Lim Theam

    Le 01/02/2011

    Born in Takeo in 1968, Theam grew up in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime. In 1980, he moved to France where he feels he experienced a second birth. From 1989 to 1994, he studied visual art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and obtained a diploma in applied arts and design at the Boulle School. He returned to Cambodia in 1995 and is one of the founding members of Artisans d’Angkor, serving as its artistic director from 1997 to 2008.


    Né à Takeo en 1968, Theam grandit au Cambodge pendant le régime khmer rouge. Il quitte le Cambodge pour la France en 1980, ce fut une seconde naissance. De 1989 à 1994, il a étudié à l’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris en arts visuels, et a obtenu un diplôme en arts appliqués et en design de l’Ecole Boulle. Il s’installe au Cambodge en 1995 ou il devient un des membres fondateurs des Artisans d’Angkor dont il est le directeur



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    Théo Vallier

    Le 20/01/2011

    Born in 1980, French artist Théo VALLIER has lived and worked in Phnom Penh since 2007 where he explores the theme of streets and their movement. He has exhibited in France (Paris and Marseille) and Cambodia, enjoys working in multiple media and continues to experiment with different techniques in painting, graphic art, Graffiti, photography and silk-screen.

    In addition to painting on canvas, Théo VALLIER developed a pictorial style of painting on sheets of rusted metal in order to capture the aesthetic feel of the contemporary urban environment. His work expresses a particular perception of urbanism that reminds the viewer of the impermanence of all things and forms, and pushes the viewer deeper into the image and closer to the raw materials. The artist finds in the city a singular material, rust – created by erosion and the passage of time – and employs it almost as a living material. In his images of Phnom Penh, he creates a unified feel by using common materials, colors and characteristics. He creates a feeling of depth in this works of art by layering different materials. The first layer is the support structure, the sheet of metal with its inevitable oxidation. White is added in successive layers to mask the rust, that in turn attacks the paint, and then is once again covered by more paint, and so on…. For Théo, “a representation in art of the interaction between man and nature.”


    Plasticien Français, né en 1980, a exposé en France (Paris et Marseille) et au Cambodge. Il vit et travaille à Phnom Penh depuis 2007, où il continue à explorer le thème de la rue et de ses mouvements. Artiste multidisciplinaire il ne cesse de faire des allers retours entre différentes techniques tel que la peinture, le graphisme, le Graffiti, la photo et la sérigraphie.

    A côté de la peinture sur toile, Théo VALLIER développe une approche picturale sur plaques de métal rouillées, pour retrouver une matière et un esthétisme présents à l’état naturel dans l’univers urbain contemporain. Son travail exprime une perception particulière de l’urbanité et veut rappeler l’impermanence de toute chose et de toute forme, pousser le spectateur à plonger dans l’image et à se rapprocher de la matière.
    Le plasticien trouve dans la ville une matière singulière, la rouille, produit de l’usure et du passage du temps. Il se l’approprie avec l’idée de la travailler comme un matériau vivant. A partir de ses clichés de Phnom Penh, il revisite une vision singulière de la ville en reliant une matière, une couleur et un trait. Les images sont constituées de différents plans qui, une fois superposés, créent la profondeur. Le premier est le support lui même, c’est a dire le métal, sa matière, son oxydation. Le blanc, par couches successives, masque en partie la rouille qui, le temps faisant son œuvre, attaque la peinture, qui elle-même, couvre à nouveau la rouille, ainsi de suite… Interaction entre homme et nature via la matière.

    Informations relative à l’œuvre donnée pour la vente Christie’s :
    « International » Acrylic sur métal, 50cm/100cm

    Web Site : www.valliertheo.com

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    Thomas Pierre

    Le 19/01/2011

    Thomas PIERRE was born in France and now lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He has had great international success and exhibited locally and in France, Germany and Finland. Some of his recent exhibitions include:

    Thomas PIERRE est né en France. Il travaille maintenant au Cambodge.
    Il connait un succès international en exposant dans différents pays tels que la France, l’Allemagne et la Finlande. Voici la liste de ses récentes expositions:
    2013    Perspective, Metahouse, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    60 years of Pasteur Institute, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Tribute to Vann Nath, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    In the shadow of Deities, Institut Français, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2012    September 2012, CCFC, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Shadows, Top-Art-Gallery, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Paintings, Openwine, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    The Cambodia Mask Project 2012, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Luxe et Art de Vivre, la Galerie, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2011    Hollandse Club, Singapore
    Salon des créateurs, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2010    Regards croisés, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    Luxury and Lifestyle, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    National museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    2009    Artsyne, Paris, France
    Galerie P13, Heidelberg, Germany
    2008    Maison de Heidelberg, Montpellier, France
    00130 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
    2007    Espace Lhomond, Paris, France
    2006    Saison Française, Berlin, Germany
    Palais des Expositions, Reims, France
    2005    Galerie Municipal, Le Blanc, France
    Galerie Pritzkow, Bonn, Germany
    L’Art en Plus, Elancourt, France
    2004     Ambassade d’Allemagne, Paris, France
    Académie de l’Oeil Bleu, Soisson, France
    Champagne Pannier, Château-Thierry, France
    2003    Chantal Herbel, Buc, France
    Galerie Imag’in Art, Paris, France
    2002    Technocentre Renault, Guyancourt, France
    Galerie Le Corbusier, Trappes, France
    2001    Salles d’Armes, Pont de l’Arche, France
    Chapelle de la Villedieu, Elancourt, France
    La Sorbonne, Paris, France
    2000    Espace Paul Ricard, Bandol, France
    Salon de Mai, Paris, France
    L’Art en Plus, Elancourt, France

    Email : tpmessage@gmail.com

    Web Site : www.thomaspierre.com

    Thomas Pierre

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    Tith Kanitha

    Le 18/01/2011

    TithKanitha graduated with a diploma in interior architecture from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom Penh in 2008. She has exhibited in numerous places: Bophana Center, Meta House, Centre Cultural Français, and Java Arts.  Strongly involved in Cambodian cultural life, she has collaborated with various artists:  Daniel Perrier and QudyXu, and has participated as artistic director on projects such as “Kon Khmer Koun Khmer,”  and“Golden Awakening”  with Davy Chou, “Tango Intervention” with Robert Lawrence.  In 2010, she received the Jury Prize at the “You Khin Memorial Women’s Art Show.”

    Email : kanithatith@yahoo.co.uk


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    Le 16/01/2011

    Christine Gauthier settled in Cambodia in 1996. With her advertising background, a passion for bric-a-brac, she creates objects; her enthusiasm for jewelry begins with her discovery of nature, and she seeks to interpret, in a different way, what she sees.
In February 2002, she created the Water Lily workshop.
In love with Cambodia’s natural phenomena, discovering flowers and trees and photographed details that have inspired original pieces, much as a painter might mix colors to give new life to a scene, an inspiration, imagesof what surrounds her and that she has kept in her heart. Works that are unique, or limited for others, designed and put together by hand, these pieces reflect the soul of Cambodia and endow her jewelry with a spirit of memory, a souvenir.
Using clever mixtures of colors and materials, she creates a world unique to the Water Lily workshop: freshness, originality, and the pigment of color dearest to her eyes: the green of the rice fields. She creates on command original pieces for weddings, or simply an outfit, including a purse and wide-brimmed hat.
Christine Gauthier plays with her materials, immersing herself in her experiences, and fully  lives her passion through the furious desire to interpret what is stored in her memory.


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    Yim Maline

    Le 14/01/2011

    YimMaline was born in Battambang in 1982 and is currently based in Siem Reap.
She studied art at PharePonleuSelapak, Cambodia (1995-2003)and received her Diplôme National Arts Plastique (DNAP, Art option)
EcoleSupérieure des Beaux Arts in France , Caen city till 2010.
She has participated in numerous exhibitions in France and Cambodia.
REMEMBER is YimMaline’s first solo exhibition.


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    For sale this Sunday

    Le 10/01/2011

    A herd of elephants ...
    And much more ...
    A board, block your purchase the day before!
    One detail : the elephants and other purchases can not leave until the Sunday after 6PM.


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    Le 07/01/2011


Sandy Kin Lim &Annya Ly

    Annya Ly’s bio:
I was born in Cambodia on July of 1979 near Siem Reap. At the age of 5, our family left Cambodia for Khao I Dang Refugee Camp in Thailand. After 4 years there, our uncle sponsored us to America. Growing up as a child, I’ve always liked the outdoors and nature. I am relaxed and happy when I work with my hands. My perfect day of Zen would be to spend the whole day creating jewelry or scrapbooking without any interruptions.

    During high school, I discovered that I enjoyed arts and crafts and learning about other cultures. I dreamed of traveling to different destinations. Years later, my dream became a reality when I travelled abroad to different destinations within Southeast Asia to promote jewelry for Lucky Jewelry.
I graduated from Sacramento University with a B.A in Liberal Studies. In 2007, my family and I relocated to Phnom Penh due to personal reasons. This was when I was introduced to gemstones, jewelry and designs.

    My inspirations are based on my experiences and nature. Our specialties are gemstones handcrafted jewelry that is extravagant and unique. When I first arrived in Cambodia, I noticed that our designs were very floral. To some, they were considered “ornate,” “delicate,” and “sweet.” To others, they were “unique.” Over the years, I’ve worked with my goldsmiths to produce some of the most beautiful pieces.

    To reflect, my introduction to jewelry was coincidental, but my love for designing and creating personal pieces wasn’t.
In the future, I would love to have many collections that intertwine Cambodian and modern designs to create one-of-a-kind jewelry that will be cherished and loved by many.


    Sandy Kim Lim’s bio:
Sandy Kim Lim was born on April 1981. She has three brothers and has lived in the USA for seven years before returning to Cambodia to manage Lucky Jewelry.
Sandy graduated from Gemological Institute of America(GIA) as a Graduate Gemologist and received her Jewelry Management Certificate in 2006.
Sandy got her start in the jewelry business since she was fifteen helping her parents with their jewelry store.
Upon graduation from GIA, she returned to Phnom Penh and has been managing Lucky Jewelry for over six years. Sandy had worked closely with numerous goldsmiths and customers to design some of the beautiful jewelry. Her specialty is engagement and wedding rings.