Born in Siem Reap in 1999, art was the only thing Nak Noy could think about for as long as he can remember, as he spent his days drawing and painting obsessively on paper as well as the walls of his family farm all through junior and high school. His passion for art continues to drive him forward and fill his life with joy, creating another world full of hope, beauty and love to escape into through the ups and downs of real life.
Layered with metaphors and symbolisms, Nak Noy’s signature style is instantly recognisable and highly collectable. The reccuring themes of strong women and female empowerment in his work stem from his love for the strongest Khmer women in his life – his mother and younger sister. The jewelry and intricate costumes further reinforce his ideas of beauty and independence.
A self-taught artist, Nak Noy is currently in the midst of completing a three-year visual arts course at Phare Ponleu Selpak in Battambang.