The music of Cambodia and more specifically, the Cambodian women of song, inspires Julien’s latest series of paintings. Les Femmes is part of an expansive music arts project that Julien is co-producing with singer/songwriter Sam Dara. Poulson’s “Les Femmes Cambodgiennes de la chanson” series illustrates and tells the fascinating 50-year history of Cambodia’s siren singers – from the early beginnings of the pop music industry in the 1960s.
Australian-born Siem Reap based Artist Danny Melham debuts his first exhibition “Through the Prism”; an examination of life and imagery in Cambodia through an inwards-looking expat scope. This exhibition reflects upon the rich saturation of imagery of day-to-day life, often missed or taken for granted due to the sheer overwhelming mass of it. Symbols of good and evil, misperceptions and reality are contrasted heavily throughout this series in numerous iterations.
A Rhythm of Lines, Colours and Sounds – these are the elements Poulson weaves through his new abstract series which riffs on Krasner and The New York School of the 50s.
Khun Gechsoun’s latest series of woodcut prints is a stunning exploration of the image of Ruan Lingyu, the goddess of Chinese cinema’s silent screen in the 1930s.
Julien Poulson’s latest exhibition at One Eleven Gallery is a palimpsest of graffiti, film iconography, text and imagery out of the Hong Kong Seventies. A self-professed fan of Kung Fu and Blaxploitation films, Poulson’s new works explores the explosive and action-packed culture clash and funky imagery of the icons created during the HK film factory rivalry of the Seventies.
One Eleven Gallery is delighted to present ‘Cambodian Women’s Woodcut Series’ by Khun Gechsoun (aka Soon) with an exhibition of her unique hand-printed limited edition prints. Soon’s art depicts scenes of Kampot life – women workers in fishing and farming communities, as well as curious and often comical views of daily life in and around Cambodia’s tranquil but fast-developing coastal province.
Julien Poulson’s newest work takes on the Golden Era of King Norodom Sihanouk’s psychedelic Sixties through to the rock’n’roll and Cold War politics of the 1970s, not least the bitter clash between Western Culture, Communism and the Vietnam War in Cambodia.
Self-taught visual maverick and Jill-of-all-trades, Grande Dame’s “Electric Crazyland” will feature hyper-coloured graphics and eye-popping animations from the multidisciplinary artist whose work has gained an incredible following of music, animation, art and design fans from around the globe.
Brooklyn-based artist Julia Haw examines the similarities and differences between Southeast Asian and Western cultures, utilising political and historical realities, social interactions and humour.
Founder of The Cambodian Space Project, Julien Poulson’s new series can be variously described as naïve, modern primitive and outsider art works that depict the chaotic and often schizophrenic underbelly of Cambodia’s rapidly developing capital.