Monday, August 9, 2010

Introducing Artist Thou Sophanarith

Thou Sophanarith is born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on 1st January 1963. As a Cambodian, his paintings evokes a deep sense of Khmer tradition and culture. His oil paintings often depicts the lives of Cambodians and their beliefs in cheerful bright impressionistic style with some abstraction. Possibly, depicting the bright future for Cambodians after years of suffering, oppression and poverty under Khmer Rouge regime.

He acquired his keen eyes for the arts at the Royal Fine Arts of Phnom Penh from 1985 to 1991. In 2000, he was acknowledged as an Honorable Painter by the Cambodian Ministry of Culture.
His paintings have been exhibited in the following countries:
- Phnom Penh
- Bangkok
- Germany
- China
- Vietnam
Below are some of his paintings:

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