statement

Yesterday, no more is a poetic exploration of memory and the inevitable flow of life. When looking at the past there is only the remnant of memories, everyday beginning again and perpetuated infinitely. Lorn reflects on this process through the lens of Buddhist philosophy which says that in every life there is suffering and uncertainty. As if in answer to that Lorn offers these quiet images, with their muted tones, as a pause to meditate on the present and the non-self.

This body of work by Loeum Lorn has been 6 years in the making. He creates the beautiful, contemplative images by experimenting with dripping paints on blocks of ice and capturing the mixture through his camera. Fascinated by the movement and organic shapes that emerge from this process, Lorn has been developing this work for several years reaching an apex of refinement by working with highly detailed images printed on canvas with archival inks. In this new series, Lorn emphasizes the painterly effect by applying additional painted strokes on top of the printed image.

The exhibition will feature new unseen works, documentary videos and an installation of a melting sculpture on the night of the opening only. Other works by Loeum Lorn can be seen at the JavaArts "backroom."

Leoum Lorn (b. 1982, Cambodia) studied Visual Art at Phare Ponleu Selpak, graduating in 2005. He works in photography, video and performance. He currently volunteers at the Phare Ponleu Selpak schook and the Sammaki Arts Association and has been involved in producing various video and performing art events. His work has been exhibited around Cambodia and in France. Loeum Lorn is represented by JavaArts.

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Produced by JavaArts

4 April – 13 May, 2012

Java Café & Gallery, open daily 7am - 10pm

56 Sihanouk Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

www.javaarts.org

about the artist

Loeum Lorn

Loeum Lorn

Leoum Lorn studied Visual Art at Phare Ponleu Selpak, graduating in 2005. His artwork is based on photography, video and performance. He currently volunteers at the Phare Ponleu Selpak schook and the Sammaki Arts Association and has been involved in producing various video and performing art events.