Hello Sally! by Em Riem at Plantation
The Plantation is announced today its next exhibition, Hello Sally! by Cambodian artist and long-time Plantation friend, Em Riem. The exhibition will be held at the Lotus Pond Gallery of The Plantation and will open with a traditional cocktail on Friday September 5th at 6pm, open to everyone.
Originally from Kandal province, Em Riem is a Cambodian 43 years-old artist who graduated from the Royal University of Fine Arts of Phnom Penh and the Higher National School of Decorative Arts of Paris, France. Em Riem’s art includes a wide range of materials and inspirations: from rattan designed sofas to abstract aluminium sculptures, painted portraits of Khmer Rouge’s victims or eclectic acrylic paintings of the countryside. Em Riem is also one of the most famous male fashion models in Cambodia, with a unique creative and personal style.
Hello Sally! is an exclusive and new collection of 17 abstract paintings. These result from a long academic journey within the traditional Cambodian art of painting. In this exhibition, Em Riem is now extending his talent to the world of abstract, while still glorifying his culture and knowledge in his own and unique way. Hello Sally! will be Em Riem’s 3rd exhibition at The Plantation. He was indeed the very first artist to exhibit at the Lotus Pond Gallery early 2012 and participated later to the collective exhibition ”40 masks – 40 artists”. Paintings are available for sale.
The Plantation – urban resort & spa – is a charming hotel located in the historical center of Phnom Penh. Its older buildings date from the thirties and have been thoroughly restored with the help of international urban heritage experts. Spread over half a hectare, the hotel hosts 70 rooms, two swimming pools, a restaurant, two bars, a shop and one gallery. Since its opening, two and half years ago, the Lotus Pond Gallery of The Plantation hosted more than a dozen exhibitions with the same remaining aim: promoting regional culture and artists through the beauty of art.