Phnom Penh: British artist CARNE GRIFFITHS has expressed interest in Khmer cultural art, especially the connection of the surrounding culture into the art.
In a press conference on 21 April 2022, Mr. Carne Griffiths said that Khmer cultural art is interesting and that his paintings are partly influenced by Khmer culture.
He said: "I am very interested in Khmer cultural art and for Khmer artists, they are connected with the culture around them, and it is really interesting and I learned a lot about Khmer culture."
Griffiths is a master painter whose artistic use of tea is based primarily on tea, calligraphy, and graphics. His paintings provide insights into human figures, geometry, and floral patterns, with a combination of the literal and the abstract he encounters in every living situation that arises around him.
This compilation of images from his boundless dreams creates a journey that focuses on aspects of wonder, as well as expressing the feeling of giving up something to capture something new and to discover something new and more amazing empires.
He is in Cambodia now to attend a live painting and painting exhibition of Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate the longest reigning queen in the history of the United Kingdom, and the proceeds will be donated to The Terry McIlkenny Foundation provides art scholarships at Phare Ponleu Selpak.
Nat Di Maggio, representative of Tribe Art Cambodia, said: “I was fascinated by Phare Ponleu Selpak when I came to Cambodia as a tourist and visited the circus, I later learned that Phare not only had circuses, but also taught painting, music and other arts in Battambang, and after 2020 I started the Terry Mcllkenry Foundation to help schools at Phare Ponleu Selpak to provide scholarships to artists there.”
In 2019, Carne Griffiths also visited Cambodia, presenting a painting by Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, with a fancy design that embodies a wonderful meaning, this painting was on display in the five-star luxury hotel Park Hyatt, Siem Reap.