Medium: Chinese Black ink and Ink wash painting on drawing
Size: 49x64 cm (with frame)
Sokham (the model) met KOK at Sra’Art during one of the gallery’s previous events, where she performed an Apsara dance in the Khmer traditional outfit.
The lines and structure of the dance moves and costume inspired the artist. He actually admits to have struggled to technically reproduce the complexity of the Apsara traditional crown and accessories with his ink wash painting technique.
សុខាម (ម៉ូឌែល) ជួបKOK នៅវិចិត្រសាលស្រាអាតក្នុងកម្មវិធីពីមុន ដែលពេលនោះនាងគ្រងសំលៀកបំពាក់ជាអប្សារ។
ក្បាច់និងរៀងបត់ទៅតាមការរាំរបាំ រួមជាមួយសំលៀកបំពាក់ ជាចំណាប់អារម្មណ៍ទៅដល់វិចិត្រករ។ គាត់ទទួលស្គាល់ថាគំនូរនេះពិតជាលំបាកក្នុងការប្រើក្បាច់គំនូរជក់របស់គាត់ទៅបង្កើតក្បាច់ដ៏ស្មុគស្មាញរបស់គ្រឿងលំអរកាយអប្សរា
About the Artist:
Coming from the 80s and 90s punk rock scene, KOK is a musician and cartoonist trained at the Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux and Les Arts Appliqués de la Gironde.
The all-digital nature of comics no longer allowed him to sell originals, so KOK returned to painting in 2006 and started with a “comic-style”, followed by a conceptual and modern approach to portraiture influenced by female issues and women’s rights.
He has exhibited in France and internationally, most recently at the Institut Francais of Bangkok, Thailand.