Chov Theanly | Painting

Chov Theanly
B. 1985, Cambodia

Year | 2019
Dimensions | 150 x 100 cm
Medium | Oil on canvas
This painting depicts a transgender woman, whose name is Hoch. Hoch was born as a man in the late 1970s, the period of the civil war. He dreamed of living a life as a women. She has faced huge challenges since transformed physically as a one. Just to live a normal life has been very difficult. Her strength and optimism inspires many, including the artist. Chov Theanly was born in Battambang province, Cambodia, in 1985. He started painting in 1999, and in 2007, moved to Phnom Penh, where he has been based since.