Statement from Make Maek: “The Cloudy & Loud exhibition is a collaborative effort between Khmer curator/artist, Mao Soviet, and American artist Arnoldo Hurtado in which the idea of illuminating (both physically and metaphorically) is explored.

Through collaboration, both artists journey to understand each other’s process, culture, ideas, and ways of communication. Cloudy and Loud is the merging of two unlikely but compatible backgrounds, in which a seemingly serious tone meets playfulness, culminating in a show that literally illuminates.”

Make Maek art space is a cultural hybrid gallery/lounge/studio. Our vision is to connect Battambang’s contemporary art scene internationally, bringing artists from abroad to collaborate and exhibit with local artists.

about the artist

Arnoldo Hurtado Mao Soviet and