Cambodia’s Preeminent Artist Comes Full Circle
Sopheap Pich (Artist in Residence ’16) works with bamboo, rattan, and metal wire, materials he has employed since 2004 when he was transitioning from painting to sculpture. Living in Cambodia, these materials have allowed Pich to think freely and intuitively in making works that resonate with his situation and his surroundings. He considers the objects he makes as possessing potential for energy and a sense of discovery, believing that the expression of labor and time through his art will lead to a kind of freedom. The work featured here, Infra No. 2, was created during his residency at Headlands Center for the Arts in 2016; other related works created at Headlands will be shown in this year’s 57th Venice Biennale.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts
Framing courtesy of The Painters Place
Cambodian, b. 1971, Battambang, Cambodia, based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia