If he didn’t become an artist, he would probably be a drug addict. Cambodian artist Pen Robit says this quietly, seriously.
“It was art that saved me from this fate, it transformed my life, ” he says.
The 29-year-old simply feels that it would have been all too easy to go down that path in a world where “even young children openly sniff glue by the roadside”.
In full: https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2020/02/19/cambodian-painter-pen-robit-offers-snapshots-of-reality-through-his-colourful-art