The Company, Artwork & Artists
ASEAN Artists translates and communicates the Story behind Artworks and Artists from Southeast Asia. The Artists are natives and reside in Southeast Asian countries. The Original Artworks are created in ASEAN and inspired by Southeast Asian culture. ASEAN is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and is comprised of 10 member countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Bridge Between Worlds
Ian Pazgon, founder of ASEAN Artists, is a Thai-American Dual Citizen. Ian was raised in Western Culture and works to preserve ASEAN Culture. “The Artwork we present defines ASEAN Culture. Southeast Asia tells a story of Ancient Life and Exotic Environments. The 1st World kid inside of me is fascinated with the 3rd World stories that these Artists have to tell.”
Ian Pazgon explains, "today, we work directly with Artists in 5 out of the 10 ASEAN Countries. The team and I translate stories from Southeast Asian languages into English. In the next 2 years, we will have all 10 ASEAN countries represented, translating from over 10 languages."
"Unlike other galleries, we work entirely towards building the Artist career. We believe that building valuable Artists builds a valuable company.” - Ian Pazgon
Artists represented by the Company have been chosen by the following criteria:
- The Artist is a Professional
- Artwork is Original in Conception and Creation
- The Artist story has never been told in English
"I want to find the most talented Artists in the most remote regions of the World. Original works from these types of Artists have the most amazing stories yet to be told in the World." - Ian Pazgon