Akar Prakar presents The Weight of Freedom by Cambodian artist Leang Seckon.
Influenced by his personal history, Seckon’s practice has been deeply autobiographical with intimate narratives of his childhood memories often juxtaposed with social and political commentaries and pop culture references. Working with the medium of collage and canvas, he often stitches the found material from magazines, pamphlets and newspapers with textile elements into the composition.
Reimagining the boundaries of social, political and environmental exchanges, his paintings and collages are a convergence of the happenings in and around him both from the past and the present. With material collected from cities and places, he visits around the world, inhabiting the spaces and cultures, the works are a culmination of these experiences.
Find out more about the show here.