Contemporary figurative artworks in the Pierrette Van Cleve Collection address the moral and political oppression of the people of Southeast Asia and India.
Traveling throughout Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Tibet, China and India Van Cleve has met and established personal relationships with artists. As a collector, she is drawn to stories about freedom, equality, and fights for justice. Memory, commitment, and aspiration fuel these defiant and powerful artistic voices. The conditions of life these artists have survived and experienced and what they hope to obtain in the future are hallmarks of their creative output.
Featured image: Oeur Sokuntevy, Generations 1, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 59.1 x 39.4 inches