- Broken Love by OEUR Sokuntevy, 49x62.5cm, $925 send as ecard
- Coining by OEUR Sokuntevy, 57x47cm, $770 send as ecard
- Crazy Love by OEUR Sokuntevy, 56x47cm, $770 send as ecard
- Earth and Water by OEUR Sokunteavy, 76x57cm, $1012 send as ecard
- Engagement by OEUR Sokuntevy, 79.38x104.90cm, $1386 send as ecard
- Father and Child by OUER Sokuntevy, 59x55cm, $782 send as ecard
- Honeymoon by OEUR Sokuntevy, 40x55cm, $705 send as ecard
- I Married Myself by OEUR Sokunevy, 80x54.5cm, $980 send as ecard
- Inside Myself by OEUR Sokuntevy, 55x79cm, $980 send as ecard
- Just Married by OEUR Sokuntevy, 78.5x55cm, $925 send as ecard
- Karaoke by OEUR Sokunteavy, 76x57cm, $1012 send as ecard
- Light my Fire by OEUR Sokuntevy, 78.5x55cm, $925 send as ecard
- Love in Lijiang by OEUR Sokuntevy, 56.5x47.5cm, $770 send as ecard
- Love, Past, Present by OEUR Sokuntevy, 56x48.5cm, $770 send as ecard
- Making Up by OEUR Sokuntevy, 40x55cm, $705 send as ecard
- Mister and Madame, plus one by OEUR Sokuntevy, 40x55cm, $705 send as ecard
- Mother and Son by OEUR Sokuntevy, 60x56cm, $782 send as ecard
- Next Life I by OEUR Sokunteavy, 76x57cm, $1012 send as ecard
- Rich Neighbours by OEUR Sokuntevy, 84x75cm, $715 send as ecard
- Separations by OEUR Sokuntevy, 40x55cm, $705 send as ecard
- Sister and Brother by OEUR Sokuntevy, 51x71cm, $860 send as ecard
- The Distracted Mother by OEUR Sokuntevy, 55.5x67cm, $860 send as ecard
- The Hug by OEUR Sokuntevy, 78x54.5cm, $980 (SOLD) send as ecard
- The Marital Home by OEUR Sokuntevy, 59x55cm, $860 send as ecard
- The Pregnant Mother by OEUR Sokuntevy, 60x54.5cm, $782 send as ecard
- We are Trees by OEUR Sokuntevy, 62x40cm, $925 send as ecard
- You are Like a Cat by OEUR Sokuntevy, 56x48.5cm, $770 send as ecard
- Untitled II by OEUR Sokuntevy, 75x56.5cm, $1012 send as ecard
- Three Sisters by OEUR Sokuntevy, 79x74cm, $715 send as ecard
- Untitled I by OEUR Sokuntevy, 75x56.5cm, $1012 send as ecard
- Thin line between Love and Hate by OEUR Sokunteavy, 79.30x104.90cm, $1386 send as ecard
- House Spirit (Chom Neang Pteah) by OEUR Sokunteavy, 76x57cm, $ 1012 send as ecard
An exhibition by OEUR Sokuntevy
OEUR Sokuntevy (Tevy) is a painter from Cambodia who is boldly leading the charge of the country’s emerging women’s art movement. Tevy is certainly not afraid to speak her mind or ask questions. At the forefront of her practice is an impassioned personal search to determine where, as an independent woman and artist, she can identify herself within contemporary Cambodian society. Her gender and professional status as an artist, coupled with her unrelentingly honest approach to her subject matter, are a rare and precious combination.
Tevy was born in the countryside and she studied at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang where she developed her oil and watercolour painting and pencil skills. Her refined and highly individual painting style combines a modern approach with elements found in Cambodian art. Mostly acrylic on paper, the overall tone and rendering of her paintings speak of folk art. Her clearly defined shapes and the strong colours show her awareness and appreciation of her homeland’s history of art. In terms of her style, a surrealist dimension has become increasingly apparent and exaggerated.
Her choice of subjects and her unforgiving personal approach to issues she sees to be perceived as being the cornerstones of ‘female identity’, family and sexuality, make her a tour de force. Her latest works are resoundingly candid portrayals of her intimate relationships. At points showing tenderness, and at others, contempt, they show all sides of love, including what happens when it is no more. Displaying her willingness to discuss her sexuality, her latest works are tales told from her experience in her previous and current relationship.
Tevy's open and frank portraits on one level, push the boundaries of a conventional form of art practice to new limits with her unconventional and at times risqué subject matter. On another, whilst highly autobiographical in content, Tevy is asking more broadly what is Cambodia today, and what does it mean to be Cambodian? She cannot be alone in asking the questions, which are symptomatic of a greater struggle within the country of reconciling change and modernity with tradition. As such, she is firmly holding a mirror in front of contemporary society. In this, Tevy and her subjects are true spirits of the age.
(paraphrased text from Natalie Pace, independent curator)
Tevy’s work recently premiered in the US at Noel-Baza Fine Art Gallery in San Diego, CA, co-curated by Pierrette Van Cleve, Van Cleve Finearts. Solo exhibitions include Love to Death at the French Cultural Centre, I Curl in Memory’s Belly at Java Gallery in 2010, Family Ties at Java Gallery in 2009, and Star Signs at Hotel De La Paix in 2008 (Cambodia). Group exhibitions include Pharmacide, Meta House Gallery, 2010 (Cambodia), Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale (Korea) in 2009, The Art of Survival, Meta House Gallery, 2008 (Cambodia) and more. Tevy’s work is included in art collections of the Singapore Embassy (Cambodia) and the Singapore Art Museum. Her work has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Art Asia Pacific, Asialife, Cambodge Soir, Phnom Penh Post, The Cambodia Daily and the Southeast Asia Globe Magazine.
- "LOVE, DEATH, DREAMS"
- OEUR Sokuntevy
- 08 September - 03 November 2011