All artwork on this page are original paintings by Channy Chhoeun. Available to view by appointment in his studio or at other Siem Reap art spaces.
NEW ITEM FROM PRIVATE COLLECTION
“A Life of Hope” – * SOLD *
Acrylic on canvas – 69cm x 57cm – 2020
Good and bad things happen. Problems cause people to lose faith in others and lose their self-confidence. Mental health is important. I used to be so depressed that I did not want to go out, did not want to talk to anyone, even to my parents to tell them about my feeling. I was afraid of them being annoyed, afraid of them blaming me. By keeping my feeling concealed, I became more and more distant from the people around me. I painted “A Life of Hope” to remind myself every time I look at it that I need to pick myself up, always stay hopeful and to pursue my dreams.
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“Red Zone” – *SOLD*
Acrylic on canvas – 160cm x 120cm – 2022
As a measure to reduce the spread of COVID, the government color coded areas based on numbers of infections. Those in Yellow Zones, moderate infection rates, were free to move about within the same zone. Those in Red Zones, high infection rates, were required to stay inside their homes. The artist’s home area was at one point designated a Yellow Zone, surrounded by a Red Zone, so movement was still limited. His home area became a Red Zone ans the artist was unable to leave the house. It was truly frightening as food ran out.
NOTE: This painting has a very special meaning for the artist. While working on this piece, he learned that his teacher and mentor, Srey Bandaul, just passed away from COVID. The artists had to set the painting aside and was unable to work on it for weeks due to the powerful emotions.