Monday, July 23, 2012

Recognition for Hem

One of the three paintings, This Woman's Work
Andrew Hem, a Cambodian-born illustrator, painter and sculptor who I've featured before on my blog has received a pleasing acknowledgement of his talents from the American Embassy here in Phnom Penh. Three of the paintings that relate to his personal narrative on his homeland, will be on view at state functions at the Ambassador's residence for the next three years. Next month, a monograph of Hem's work entitled Dreams Towards Reality, will be released with 120 pages, over 150 colour plates and a limited edition of just 1,000, at a cost of $45 each. Hem is no stranger to rave reviews and plaudits for his expanding body of work and already includes Adidas, Sony Pictures and The Los Angeles Times amongst his clients, with successful exhibitions in London, Italy and across the United States also in the bag. He left Cambodia with his parents as a toddler to make a new life in the US and now lives in Los Angeles. The published monograph contains a look at his recent paintings as well as selections from his earlier work, graffiti, sketches, murals, sculptures and collages, as well as photographs from his travels. More at his website.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the painting, but not too crazy about the hat worn by the lady on the boat. Prior to the 1980s, these hats were not part of the Khmer tradition & culture. It seems to be seeping into our daily farmer wear due to their readily availability, cheap and easy to make.

July 30, 2012 at 6:02 AM  

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