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Unity in Diversity Elevates at The Apurva Kempinski Bali

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The world-class French graffiti artist Cyril Kongo joins the resort in celebrating art and craftsmanship

Establishing its distinctiveness as a true embodiment of Indonesia’s culture, diversity and craftsmanship, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is set to debut its avant-garde atelier in June 2021. This time, this 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.

Ideally situated at the highest level of the resort, this Asian-French artist will transform 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.

“I feel grateful to have the opportunity to share my contemporary vision and savoir-faire with Indonesia. 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.”

Everything at The Apurva Kempinski Bali has been carefully curated to celebrate the culture, heritage and philosophy of the Majapahit era: modern Balinese architecture pays homage to the island’s natural landscapes and manmade temples; opulent interior spaces created by Indonesia’s finest craftsmen and artisans pay tribute to the country’s rich design heritage; and the diverse talents of a multicultural team offer guests a warm and generous welcome, showcasing the best of Indonesian hospitality. Named as 2020 Global Overall Hotel of the Year by World Luxury Hotel Awards, this resort continues to bring its diversity and craftsmanship pillar to the forefront. “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.”

Cyril Kongo

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. On the strength of his reputation, this self-taught artist has made headlines in the art world with his prestigious collaborations with Hermès, Richard Mille, Daum, La Cornue and Chanel.

L’atelier by Cyril Kongo

Ideally situated on the highest floor of the resort with a magnificent view of the ocean and tropical gardens, L’Atelier is the exclusive studio of Cyril Kongo, where he will transform his vision into an haute space, modern-contemporary gallery and much more.

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