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ONE ON ONE

Sopheap Pich on Nhek Dim

The paintings and practice of the renowned Cambodian artist hold
valuable lessons for any young artist disoriented by the clamor of today’s art world

NHEK DIM, Parvine Helen Merrillees, 1969, Oil on canvas, 52.1 x 40.4 cm.

 Courtesy Dolla, Robert and Helen Merrillees, France.


If you ask any Cambodian on the street who the Cambodian painter is, he or she would tell you that it is Nhek Dim. So famous was Nhek Dim that his paintings—light, accessible depictions of bucolic landscapes and portraits of famous…

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