Conflicted Cambodian Art (12 paintings)

Just take one look at Andrew Hem’s introspective, otherworldly paintings and you’ll be able tell that they have a deeper meaning. Hem was born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia in the wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide. He grew up poised in the balance between two cultures – the gentle animistic society of his Khmer ancestors, and the dynamic urban arts of the tough Los Angeles neighborhood where his family eventually came to rest. Working in gouache, oil and acrylic, Hem creates richly textured narratives in a vivid palette of twilight blues, swaths of deep red, and splashes of golden light.

Andrew Hem





December 7, 2016

15 Must-Have Art Books for the Creative Mind

There’s nothing like flipping through the pages of a beautiful coffee table book to get inspired, and the holiday season is the perfect time to gift the creative person in your life with a book. Fresh from the printing press, this list highlights a wide range of interests—meaning you’re sure to find the perfect gift.

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December 7, 2016

Men in London Are Festively Decorating Their Beards With Twinkling Holiday Lights

Over the years, beards have become an unlikely source for amusing hair trends. We’ve seen guys decorating their whiskers with bouquets of spring flowers as well as silly, bizarre objects. But with the holidays around the corner, it’s the perfect time for men to show their spirit through facial hair. In London, guys can now sport beard lights that illuminate their face with an exquisite fairy glow.

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