Artist narrative

Nature is the creator of everything. She is the unappreciated mother who gave us life. She surrounds us in her embrace and she smiles on us and with us.

With this series of paintings I hope to convey the feeling of love and happiness that I get when I see a flower, a forest, a falling leaf or lovebirds building a nest together.

Living Nature has the power to transform. I drew my mother in some of the paintings. She was very sad for most of her life and I hardly ever saw her smile. I want her to smile now, everyday, happy forever with the living nature.

These are the feelings that I want to communicate, love and happiness through communion with the living nature that is all around us. Nature could teach us many things if we would only take the time and learn how to listen to her.

The paintings are drawn direct from my imagination, they are not planned. Taking a pencil and rubber I start with some random curved lines on the paper and gradually a form appears. When I take a break from my work and walk in my garden I see colours in the soil and the sky, in the trunks of trees, in the leaves and the petals of the flowers, these are the colours that I use. In this way Nature speaks to me.

I hope that Nature speaks to all of you, communicating her love and happiness to everyone who looks at these paintings.

Painting opens my heart like a new flower greeting the morning light, it makes me want to sing, it makes me want to smile, but most of all it makes me want to spread this joy to the world.

This is my essence, the inspiration for all my work. In everything I do I want to spread love and happiness, unconditional and forever. I want to spread smiles and good feelings, it’s as simple as that.

I want you all to smile forever.

Artist bio

1998-2003, Studied at Phare Ponleu Selpak Graphic Arts School.

August 2008, “Art of survival” Group exhibition, Meta House, Phnom Penh.

July 2008, “Transformations” Group exhibition, Meta House, Phnom Penh.

April 2008, Solo exhibition “Hygiene” French Cultural centre, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang.

September 2007-present, Participating Artist in Selpak Neari project for women Artists.

September 2007, Joint exhibition of 4 Battambang artists at Comme a la Maison, Phnom Penh.

April 2006, Artist in residence with Tor Vutha, “A l’heure Cambodgienne”, Atelier Fenetre sur Rue, Bordeaux, France.

Jan 2006, Subject of documentary film, “Lumieres de Phare” made for a film festival at the Scene National, le Havre, France.

2003-2008, Teacher at Phare Ponleu Selpak Graphic Arts School.

Exhibition
"Living nature"
Artist
Khchao Touch
Date
08 February - 31 March 2009
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