Oeur Sokuntevy (Cambodia)
Oeur Sokuntevy studied painting at the Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang and moved to Phnom Penh in 2007 to follow her chosen career path. Sokuntevy has had much interest in her work as one of the very few female contemporary artists currently showing in Cambodia.
Sokuntevy’s painting style is rich by color and has a very strong narrative line about her life and memories. Cambodian symbols or ornaments are a constant in her work. Beside paintings, Sokuntevy also worked with film and installations.
Flea market of memories
Sokuntevy will reflect on consume by creating a flea market where people will be interviewed on the objects they have chosen to give away: what is their meaning, where they came from, why were they chosen?. She will set up a flea market stall in a real market in Phnom Penh, after these experience Sokuntevy will create an installation with hand made replicas of the objects that were exchanged, accompanied by the stories of each object as told by their owners.