Cambodian artist Sopheap Pich’s recently works from Kunming
Exhibition Duration:Jan 5, 2008 — Mar 29, 2008
Address:TCG Nordica,xibalu 101,Kunming,Yunnan,China
TCG Nordica Gallery
Artist statement:I started to make my first sculpture two years after having moved back to my birth country, Cambodia, six years ago. I spend most of my childhood in the United States.
Collectively, my sculptures are forms that reflect on the theme of the boarder: between the interior and the exterior. The shapes are echoes or reflections of my experiences of someone whose life has always been in transition and feeling like there’s no permanent home. I think often about current situation in Cambodia it’s development, and it’s difficulties.
My main materials are rattan, bamboo, and metal wire , the stuff that is common and cheap in Cambodia. My tools are simple: razorblades, knives, axes, pliers, a blowtorch.
The manual labor allows me the time to contemplate on the forms and my relationship to it. This relationship between the viewer and the form is what matters most to me, and each pieces are open to interpretations by the viewer.