First New York solo show for Sopheap Pich, Cambodia’s most prominent contemporary artist
Posted by artradar on November 23, 2009
SOUTHEAST ASIAN CONTEMPORARY SCULPTURE
On November 12th, Tyler Rollins Fine Art (TRFA) introduced another Southeast Asian artist to the New York art scene. Bamboo sculptor Sopheap Pich’s first solo exhibition in New York will run until January 9th 2009, ending the Fall exhibition season.
According to TRFA, Pich has been very active on the international stage in recent years and is now considered to be Cambodia’s most prominent contemporary artist. In addition, Pich’s artwork is currently part of the 4th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale ending on November 23rd.
“Issues of time, memory, and the body are integral to Pich’s work. For this exhibition, he has created a dynamic group of sculptural forms derived from the internal organs of the human body, such as the heart, lungs, and intestines. These function as visceral reminders of the past and of the intimate, physical connections between human beings” – quoting TRFA’s website
Related Links and Posts:
- Visit Sopheap Pich’s website at http://sopheappich.com
- 5 80s born contemporary Cambodian artists featured in historic show Forever Until Now – March 2009
- 5 60s and 70s born contemporary Cambodian artists in documentary show Forever Until Now– March 2009
- Historic show documents development of Cambodian art- Forever Until Now – March 2009
- World first show of Japanese sculpture in bamboo New York – Sep 2008