Following the unveiling of his exclusive studio in Bali, Cyril Kongo brought about a fantastic transformation in a blank space of Apurva Kempinski Bali and turned it into a high-class, artsy atelier: Kongo Lifestyle.
Establishing its distinctiveness as a true embodiment of Indonesia’s culture, diversity and craftsmanship, The Apurva Kempinski Bali has debuted its avant-garde atelier in June 2021. This time, the award-winning resort is partnering up with highly acclaimed international graffiti artist Cyril Kongo, who has made headlines in the art world with his collaborations with Hermès, Richard Mille, Daum, La Cornue and Chanel.
Idyllically located at the highest level of Apurva Kempinski Bali, this Asian-French artist has transformed the 144 sq m space into an iconic, bold and artistic atelier. Inspired by the unity in diversity of this majestic resort, Cyril Kongo has discovered the perfect stage to bring his art and effortless savoir-faire to Indonesia. To complete the extravagant image, this artistic genius is adding his passion for the refined way of living, and transforming it into a series of extraordinary features under the name Kongo Lifestyle.
Alongside the newly launched working studio, this self-taught artist brings a new dimension to the atelier’s outdoor terrace. From an invisible-grey wall to a spectacular vibrant façade, Kongo’s meticulous graffiti art exposes this mysterious al fresco space that is ordinary in people’s eyes. “I feel grateful to have the opportunity to share my contemporary vision and savoir-faire with Indonesia.” Said Kongo. “My passion is to create bridges between universes: between the know-how and culture of Indonesia and my know-how and multicultural background. For me, everything at The Apurva Kempinski Bali is authentic, a symbol of unity in diversity, which delineates my values. It is such an honour to be part of this journey and create new stories.”
The ultimate spirits are also part of his universe, and part of Kongo Lifestyle as well. Exotic high end champagne, whiskies and fine wines are presented, with a DJ and piano performance in the background adding to the sophisticated atmosphere. His enormous love for cigars is apparent in the pre-selection of the collection of the world’s premium Cuban cigars, which will definitely entice cigar aficionados.
Born Cyril Phan, Cyril Kongo is one of the world’s leading artists in the graffiti art scene. During his career journey, Kongo has gradually developed and expanded his artistic vision, from rougher street painting to more aesthetically pleasing, thought-provoking masterpieces. Today, this French-Vietnamese artist is considered a pioneer who breaks the codes, which is reflected in his passion for striving for excellence and living in diversity, blended together with a contemporary and avant-gardist perspective, resulting in legendary creations that have cemented his image worldwide.
“We are incredibly proud to work alongside the internationally acclaimed Cyril Kongo, setting the stage for us to push the luxury boundaries and elevate our craftsmanship value,” says Vincent Guironnet, General Manager, The Apurva Kempinski Bali. “Here at our resort, it is all about telling stories, and we are extremely excited to share this new chapter of celebrating diversity with the world.”
The Apurva Kempinski Bali
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