REVIEW: Chea Sereyroth's “Mohuntakray (Disaster)”@ Romeet Contemporary Art Space

ArtAsiaPacific
Jun 19, 2014 8:46AM

An anonymous figure lies face down in the mud, apparently dead; a fishing boat is dwarfed by the ominous swirl of a tsunami. “Mohuntakray (Disaster)” (2014) is a series of ten paintings by Chea Sereyroth that depict calamities, both human-made and natural. Revealing at once the fearsome power of nature and the tragic folly of humanity, this exhibition at Romeet Contemporary Art Space in Phnom Penh marks a high point in contemporary figurative paintings in Cambodia, with the artist displaying a surprising unity of concept and materials.

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