Photographer and artist, Rena Chheang, honored Cambodia’s iconic buildings with her recent launch of the “Standing Rubble” exhibition at Chinese House on Thursday. Her six pieces of artwork on canvas of The Mansion, The Post Office, Central Market, The Palace, The Library and The Theater, are iconic memorials of Cambodia’s potential and legacy left by the famous Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann as well as other structures which represents government, education, and religion. “These are different things that are corners of what Cambodia is built upon,” Chheang explained.
Although a fan of architecture, Chheang never a student of the subject. After she graduated in communications from California, she returned to Cambodia and became inspired by her surroundings. Turning towards arts and photography, Chheang channels her creativity into her work, hoping to inspire others about Cambodia through her artwork.