"I consider my black ink paintings on paper an emotional process - the reactive moment when the water and ink meet is a metaphor for our reaction to unpredictable circumstances in life"
Nov Cheanik raised in rural Battambang province, it is also where he lives today, and where he finds the subjects for his paintings: subsistent rice farmers, both men and women, young and old. Like the farmer’s precarious, nature-dependent livelihoods, Nov’s process is also mercurial.