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Suos Sodavy:"It's all about anatomy"

Updated: Apr 27, 2018

The Khmer visual artist exhibiting during the "Season of Cambodia" Paris edition, 2018, about his fascination for the gestures and body language of traditional Khmer dancers.

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Sodavy with Christina Chen in Nanning, China

"I'm like Leonardo Da Vinci on one thing: to me, all visual expression starts from the human shape, the fundamental principles of anatomy", states Sodavy with his infectious smile.

When does a human body express its full artistic potential better than through performing arts, especially within a highly stylized and codified form such as Khmer traditional dance? Sodavy recreates the fluidity and magical poise of the sacred dancers, capturing on canvas one single wrist movement,the gracious curve of shoulders.

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