Street artist FONKi takes us on a journey through Phnom Penh to share Cambodia’s artistic renaissance

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“Graffiti is the mirror of the society’: FONKi is capturing Cambodia’s deep history in his art”

Graffiti is the mirror of the society.” FONKi is capturing Cambodia’s deep history and culture in his art.

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Born in France to parents who fled Cambodia, FONKi grew up in Montreal and became a successful graffiti artist. A visit to Cambodia in 2012 inspired him to move to Phnom Penh. “Graffiti is a mirror of a developing society, city, and region,” he says. He has successfully harmonized Everyday People and Khmer Culture.

カンボジアから逃れた両親のもとフランスで生まれたFONKi。モントリオールで育ちgraffiti artistとして成功を収めた。2012年にカンボジアを訪れたことがきっかけでプノンペンに移住。”グラフィティは発展する社会・街・地域の鏡”と語る彼。Everyday PeopleとKhmer Cultureを見事に調和させている。