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Watercolour paintings depict Long Lavy’s journey from kickboxer to artist — The Phnom Penh Post

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— by Pann Rethea: An unlikely journey to become an artist has been portrayed by a former kickboxer and tuk-tuk driver in a series of 20 watercolour paintings that make up his first solo exhibition Dreamscapes, set to open this week.

Speaking ahead of the exhibition’s opening reception at Chinese House, Long Lavy tells The Post: “These watercolours reflect scenes from my previous occupations before I became what I am today. I’ve been through hardship from my previous jobs in which I could not earn enough to support my family.” …

Image: One of Long Lavy’s paintings, My Life, depicts a pair of kickboxing gloves dangling from an electric wire in an idyllic countryside landscape, courtesy of Long Lavy

July 1, 2019

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