Medium: Acrylic on canvas
This painting is another one of the series which plays on the interpretation of the visitor.
Is it a happy, calm moment or a stressful, tense expression? The bright red line in the background plays with our senses. However her face covered with relaxing blue dots might suggest otherwise.
The artist explains “it’s the end of her vie en rose, the red aggression - potentially the large Chinese influence over Cambodia - is taking over. You can notice a small pink tear on the model’s cheek, she’s resigned.”
ព័ទ្ធជុំវិញទៅដាក់ពណ៍ក្រហម តើវាជាការរំខានដល់ពេលវេលាស្ងប់ស្ងាត់របស់នាងឬ? ដំណក់ទឹកភ្នែកពណ៍ផ្កាឈូកជាសញ្ញាឲ្យអ្នកសម្លឹងមើលរូបគំនូរជាអ្នកឆ្លើយ។
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.