Augustine Kofie explores vintage futurism, establishing rhythm and emotion with abstract geometric assemblages that dance for the eye. His mark upon the face of Los Angeles is unmistakable for the work of any other graffiti artist. Make sure to check out this short film about Kofie, from the Qualities of Light series. (Wish there was a way to post Vimeo videos here.)
Post by jemappellekat on Apr 17, 2010 1:11:30 GMT -8
And he he worked on a mural at Manual Arts High School in LA. My friend teaches there and said many students were in awe as he was working on it. What I like about him is that he's not afraid to set anyone straight...
Please forgive me if I overlooked a thread on him, but with his new show at White Walls, I think it's high time he gets one.
Augustine Kofie Circulatory System November 12 - December 3 2011
"White Walls is pleased to present Circulatory System, the new collection of work by Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie. This will be Kofie’s second solo show with White Walls, and will include 30 recent works including smaller collage case studies on paper, hand painted multiple screen prints, assemblage on wood, paintings on canvas and wood and a large wall installation. The opening reception will be Saturday, November 12th, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 3rd
The works comprising Circulatory System feature a clean delineation of geometric forms and divisions of space with a technical precision that resembles architectural drafting. Kofie’s understanding of illustration and linework results in a style of meticulous rendering that never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained within each composition. The muted palette softens the sharp lines, and imparts a simple elegance to the complicated arrangements of shape."
The show features some VERY affordable OGs as well as a print edition of 5 heavily handfinished (water colors) screen prints .
Circulations Prints Hand painted multiple printed by artist. 140 lb, 100% cotton Arches, acid free, Cold Press 30 x 22''