Chhim Sothy "History wheel"
Sculpture mixed media 140 x 80 cm
CHHIM SOTHY "HISTORY WHEEL"By : CHHIM SOTHYCambodia/ born 1969ARTIST CV
As humans we have the ability to distinguish between what is right and wrong, what is good and what is bad.
We are not like animals, which are incapable of thinking of growth and development.
The Khmer Rouge regime forced people to work according to the principles of the so-called Angkar
and they created the phrase "history wheel", a wheel that always keeps moving forward. Those who
inserted their hands would have their hands cut off. Those who inserted their legs would have their
legs cut off. However in the end, even those who were not involved died. They died with extreme injustice.
CHHIM SOTHYCambodia/ born 1969
Chhim Sothy studied at the Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, where he specialized in Buddhist
themes such as the Ramayana, a mythical Hindu epic. His painting reflects traditional sources combined with
contemporary elements. His oil works have been exhibited in Thailand, Singapore, USA and France.