Impressionist at His Finest — Nou Sary

Nou Sary, born in 1972 in Kandal Province in the south of Cambodia. A multi-disciplinary Khmer artist who works on painting, photography, and sculpture to celebrate Cambodian culture. During the Khmer Rouge regime left him without any family, and as a result, he spent his childhood in an orphanage. His success in the art industry is a symbol of his resilience.

In 1999, Sary received his Diploma in Arts and began to work in the gallery at French Embassy in Phnom Penh, joining workshops and learning from various artists. In 2000, he was sponsored by the French Embassy to attend a three-month workshop in Paris with Philippe Richard and was later offered a scholarship to continue his art education at Saint-Etienne Higher School of Art and Design in France. When funding ceased in 2003, he multi-tasked by training to be a chef in a Japan restaurant in order to support his studies till received his diploma of Fine Arts in 2006. 

He return to Phnom Penh in 2013. His vivid imagery, abstract expression and contemporary artworks revolving around past tragedies, celebration of hope and passion for nature. Hence, Nou Sary bestows Cambodia’s first “Impressionist artist” title.

His fine artwork of “Harvest Alone”, “Threshing Time” and “In the Morning” captures the essence of the intrinsic value in nature and the depiction of Cambodia’s real life story in harvest season. His collection of masterpieces had gained recognition worldwide.


Casa by Meridian, Ovest Tower, Unit B04-01
No. 1, Harvard Street, Diamond Island, Tonle Bassac,
Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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