Our Journey Through the World of Art
When everything starts with a motorbike trip in Asia
Since opening his first art gallery in Bangkok in 2011, Eric Monteil has constantly been working on bringing a new vision to setup an efficient art market in Thailand to reality, by initiating an industry paradigm shift through new technologies, launching Silapix, a platform to connect artists with collectors and businesses. His passion for art and interior decoration has been constant for many years. Eric realized he could launch a business in this field during 2010 whilst he spent seven months travelling on a motorcycle throughout Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia). On his journey, he met numerous talented local artists and craftsmen who were struggling to sell their art and make a living. This is when and how the idea of Rock Around Asia Art Gallery was born, forming the beginning of Silapix and Art Consulting Asia, a long amazing and enthralling story to tell.
Eric Monteil is Founder Managing Director, Art consultant and Curator. Born in 1967 in France, Eric considers himself as a worldwide citizen, also as a creative entrepreneur with a true passion for innovation, history, art and design. He grew up as a gentle rebel and studied chemistry and physics at university in Paris. Latterly he graduated with an Executive MBA. Eric worked as an innovator in various industries: finance, IT, cosmetics and air sports before flying beyond his own horizons to “Rock Around Asia” on a motorcycle in 2010. That’s how he came into art with a new proposal for the art industry, focused on serving the hospitality, residential, commercial and cultural sectors. Eric’s pledge is to give properties a soul by enhancing the interior design with bespoke works of art. His vision intends to use new technologies to build the first sustainable online art market for businesses and art lovers and bring transparency to the art industry. The promotion of art and culture remains the project of his life, his absolute passion, his mission on earth, his contribution to human legacy and nothing can stop it, because “Art is Art, and everything else is everything else” (Fredrick Adolph “Ad” Reinhardt).
For the art consulting work and the art rotation programs, we develop and manage a growing community of emerging and mid-career local and international visual artists. We have handpicked each and every artist in terms of style, diversity of techniques and genre and quality. We believe all of them have the talent and potential to excel in their career and create bespoke artworks. We are pleased to share some friendly moments with our art community.
Laurel Tuohy, Jan 8, 2021 for Leisure & Travel Asia Magazine
From grande dame Siam Kempinski to the new Hotel Royal Hoi An, the best hotels today use their walls as portals to culture, cultivate soul, and give you reason to feel. Eric Monteil, a longtime art lover, came into hospitality art consulting from a business perspective, founding Art Consulting Asia and then Silapix, a management platform to connect artists with public projects that needed art—like hotels. A French national who lives in Saigon, he has worked with Le Meridien there, as well as The St. Regis Bangkok and Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park, among other brand names. At Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok, he consulted on all 2,000 pieces of art in the city center hotel before expanding the collaboration into Siam Kempinski Art Gallery, an online gallery showcasing artists and pieces related to Siam Kempinski’s art collection and a complete description of each artwork on public display.
Hardship art exhibition at Le Meridien Saigon
If you're looking for the opposite of social distancing, the Art Rotation is there for you. There, that is, at Le Meridien Saigon, which in collaboration with Art Consulting Asia, features in its lounge every 3 months the work of 4 Vietnamese artists.
Saigon exhibition spreads positivity amid pandemic distress
A painting exhibition in Saigon by four artists shows how people have been brought closer to one another by the once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Nhat: "Ma passion pour le dessin vient peut-être d'une vie antérieure"
Basé à Hué, Tran Huu Nhat est spécialisé dans la peinture, les installations artistiques et l'art vidéo. Il aime travailler avec l'acrylique, l'huile et les matériaux synthétiques pour créer des œuvres d'art minimalistes et expressionnistes abstraites.
Khanh : “L'art est ma vie, mon langage pour communiquer avec les gens"
Fils d’artiste et peintre autodidacte, Khanh Hoang Dang réalise des œuvres abstraites aux couleurs foisonnantes. Dans cette interview, le peintre originaire de Hué nous dévoile son parcours, ses sources d’inspiration et sa conception spirituelle de l’art.
Thien Phuc Hoang, l'artiste vietnamien émergent qui dépeint la société
Né en 1994 dans un village de pêcheurs, Thien Phuc utilise principalement la peinture à l'huile, parfois mélangée avec du papier journal, des morceaux de bois et/ou du métal, pour décrypter les comportements sociaux de ses contemporains.
Buổi ra mắt chương trình vòng xoay nghệ thuật – Le Meridien Saigon x Art Consulting Asia
Khách sạn Le Méridien Saigon cùng với sự hợp tác của Art Consulting Asia, tổ chức buổi ra mắt của chương trình Vòng Xoay Nghệ Thuật với triền lãm đầu tiên là các tác phẩm của bốn họa sĩ mới nổi và nhiều kinh nghiệm ở Việt Nam.
Hung Ngo Thanh, peintre expressionniste abstrait à Da Nang
Hung est un peintre expressionniste abstrait et semi-abstrait vivant à Da Nang. En plus d’être un artiste réputé, il enseigne différentes techniques de peinture (huile, acrylique et laque synthétique) à l'Université d'architecture de Da Nang.
Le Meridien Saigon and Art Consulting Asia launch the first art rotation program in Vietnam
Take in a new slate of works from exciting artists starting now at Le Meridien Saigon with the launch of the first edition of Art Rotation program in Saigon, Vietnam. The inaugural installation, titled "Abstracts", runs from now until March 13, 2021.
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