Svay Ken "Khmer Rogh Hospital"
Oil painting 80 X 60 cm
KHMER ROUGE HOSPITAL By : SVAY KENCambodia/ born in 1933ARTIST CV
You can see me sitting on a bench at the Khmer Rouge Hospital without a shirt.
Waiting for rice porridge. It is already late, but we haven’t received it yet.
The clock you can see in this painting wasn’t there at that time. We guessed the time by the sun.
SVAY KENCambodia/ born in 1933
Svay Ken was born in Takeo Province and came to Phnom Penh to work at Hotel Le Royal,
where he served as waiter and handyman for 34 years. During that time he started to make
sketches of everyday Cambodian life. His work was chosen as Cambodia’s entry for the Fukuoka
Art Triennial and articles on his work have appeared in numerous publications including Asian Art News,
Vietnam Times and The New York Times.