A WONDER WALL OF CAMBODIAN LITERARY FIGURES BY ERICK GONZALES
STREET ART WORKSHOP
Day 1, Friday 3 November, 9-5pm.
Over two days at Lotus Pond Villa, renowned Guatemalan artist Erick Gonzales will create a “Wonder Wall” in tribute to icons of Cambodian literature. This is Erick’s second year at KRWF and he’s work needs no introduction in Kampot where one can find Erick’s stunning stencil art works produced to highlight literary figures such as Charles Bukowski, Bob Dylan and Cambodian Living Arts founder Arn Chorn-Pond’s childhood image as a refugee – a Cambodian story now in Patricia McCormick’s biography Never Fall Down.
Erick Gonzalez is a French-Guatemalan visual artist living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for two years.
His artistic career began almost twenty years ago in Guatemala. He has exhibited his art works in different countries such as France, Spain, Bulgaria, Norway, UK and Cambodia. He is a versatile artist who moves between painting, installation, contemporary sculpture, photo and street art. His works mainly deal with social issues, identity and memory. He is passionate about art and literature and his work is often inspired by the work of essayists, theorists and writers. Books have always been a “fetish object” in his creation.
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“His process in visual arts is the trademark de son freedom of thought and his strong critical sense”
He has exhibited his art works on both continents: UNESCO in Paris where he represented Guatemala at the “Festival of Cultural Diversity”, International Exhibition of Renault Group, as a guest of honor, Council of Europe, Art Biennale of Paiz in Guatemala at 2006 and Juannio in Guatemala at 2012 and 2013 and in Spain, Bulgaria, Germany and Norway. Currently he lives and works in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.