Born during his parents’ flight from Cambodia, following the Khmer Rouge genocide, artist Andrew Hem grew up in urban Los Angeles. His work evokes a powerful narrative, often featuring anonymous young figures that move through dreamlike scenes to destinations unknown. For SODO Track, Underwater Squad imagines a movement not confined by time or space—a movement in which Asian warriors of different eras, ethnicities, and nationalities come together, “joining forces for the better cause.”
Gallery of mural images. Click on the image to view at a larger size.