Publication: Feature in Contrast Magazine Issue 13: Chasing the Dream

December 19th, 2014

 

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I have a nice spread of recent works in this 13th physical issue of CONTRAST Magazine based out of Hawaii. Titled “Chasing the Dream”, it’s 124 pages, offset-printed and perfect bound, full color on uncoated paper printed on the island. 

 

This issue features POW! WOW!, Will Barras, Augustine Kofie, Ron English, Yusuke Hanai, Kinfolk, In4mation, Salvage Public, Acacia, Farmers Market Hawaii, Vertra, Honolulu Beerworks, Paiko, Barrio Vintage, Island Fin Design, Innovative Leisure, Cut Copy, Daedelus, PAGE & Debin.

 

Available here

 

 

Mural Intervention: Geometries of Menilmontant: In 3 parts. Paris, France

December 16th, 2014

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Geometries of Menilmontant: In 3 parts

Curated by Elise of Art Azoï in collaboration with OpenSpace Gallery, Paris.

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris. November, 2014

 

131′ / 40 meters in length

Acrylic medium and spray paint on primed plaster.

121 Rue de Menilmontant, 75020 Paris France

 

With generous assistance by Michel of Art Azoi & Simon of Opanspace

Created during my Taking Shape exhibition with Openspace Gallery

 

Detail of Part 1 here 

+ View complete panoramic here courtesy of VitoStreet

+ View complete panoramic here courtesy of Bin D’Amour

+ View progress and details here courtesy of Bin D’Amour

 

 

 

Group Show: Into The Mystic Benefit show for Sandra Maya

December 13th, 2014

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Found Clipboard- Quill/ Dismantle System

12.5 x 9 inches [2014]

Acrylic and incising on pressed hardboard/ masonite.

Finished in satin gel medium. Signed. 

 

Found Clipboard- Quill/ Gold Line

12.5 x 9 inches [2014]

Acrylic and incising on pressed hardboard/ masonite.

Finished in satin gel medium. Signed.

 

 

[ I will have three letter size clipboards on display at this great benefit show for my friends mother Sandra Maya Campbell. These are the only clipboards available out of the US till late next year. Contact the gallery for all inquiries on availability and pricing. ] 

 

 

 

Into the Mystic:

Memorial Art Show for Sandra “Maya” Campbell

On Dec. 13, Pomona, CA’s DA Center for the Arts will see the culmination of over two dozen artists in a display of genuine admiration and support.“Into the Mystic” is a group exhibition in celebration of the life and creative efforts of Sandra “Maya” Campbell, a fiercely passionate photojournalist, mother and wife. Curated by her son, Ian Campbell, each artist has been pulled from Ian’s creative network to not only share their work, but represent themselves as an extension of the collective community produced through creative culture.

What began as a way to celebrate Sandra’s legacy after her battle with metastatic breast cancer ended this September, has become an effort in the act of communal care. Each purchase from this show will go towards lightening the monetary burden left behind by Sandra’s nearly five year battle with breast cancer, showcasing the unmatched ability for the creative community to create ties, strive collectively and extend consolation and strength.

Sandra’s emphasis on imaginative and ingenuitive ways to live vividly was enjoyed tenfold by her son, as well as his friends. Join them as they celebrate Sandra’s life and her lasting impression through a celebration of art.

When: Saturday, Dec. 13 during the Second Saturday Pomona Art Walk (3pm- 9pm) Where: DA Center for the Arts

 

Solo Show: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris documented by Un oeil qui traine…

December 1st, 2014

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An excellent set of TAKING SHAPE opening night photos from Lionel Belluteau of Un oeil qui traine are available here.

Solo Show: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris documented by François-Xavier LAURENT

November 30th, 2014

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An excellent set of TAKING SHAPE opening night photos from François-Xavier LAURENT are available to view here.

View the exhibition installations here. 

Solo Show: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris

November 27th, 2014

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Listen to the Mastermix Soundtrack here 

 

Complete installation view on Augustin Kofie.Info 

 

GRAFFUTURISM Preview

 

  

AUGUSTINE KOFIE

“TAKING SHAPE” SOLO EXHIBITION

27 November - 13 December, 2014

 

Public opening: Thursday 27 November at 6:30pm

November 27-30 at Bastille Design Center, Paris

December 2-13  at Galerie Openspace, Paris

 

 

OPENING 27 NOVEMBER AT 6:30 PM

Immersive, impressive, and scenographic at Bastille Design Center, Paris

 

 After the success of his first Paris solo show, “California Soul”, in April 2013,  Openspace Gallery is delighted to invite Augustine Kofie again to exhibit in the French capitale. The Los Angeles-based artist is one of the leaders of the Graffuturism movement. Practising graffiti in the 90s, exhibiting his studio work in the early 2000s, 2009 marked a turning point in his career, laying the foundations for his current work.
His artworks full of lines and structured shapes are composed with a mastery of scale and movement. A vintage feel also pervades his work; from the 60s magazine illustrations he uses for his collages to the salvaged materials he uses as media, through his choice of colours.

 

 

COLLECTORS OPENING
Thursday 27 November at 5pm

PUBLIC OPENING
Thursday 27 November at 6:30pm
You can follow up the preparation of the show if you subscribe to the Facebook event above

 

 

The event
TAKING SHAPE is in 2 parts:

• IMMERSION
Friday 28 November and Saturday 29 November
open 11 am- 7 pm
and Sunday 30 November open 11 am- 5 pm
Bastille Design Center
74, bd Richard Lenoir

• EXHIBITION
2 - 13 December
Tuesday to Saturday
from 2 to 7 pm
Galerie Openspace
56, rue Alexandre Dumas

 

 

THE EXHIBITION

Following the off site exhibition by the French artist Éric Lacan, the Openspace gallery is curating Augustine Kofie’s second exhibition in France, from 27 November to 13 December. Once again, the exhibition will take place in the architecturally monumental, majestic 19th-century setting of the Bastille Design Center, where wood reigns supreme (even on the floor), 

 

 

Group Show: ‘The Soze Collection’ Colaboration with MODERNICA

October 24th, 2014

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Never take a seat to taking shape, 2014

Acrylic polymer and enamel spray paint on fiberglass.

Finished in satin varnish. Signed on back.

 

 

Group Exhibition / Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2014

 

The Soze Collection

 

 

SOZE Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of unique custom painted Modernica fiberglass shell chairs made on the original Herman Miller Equipment to benefit THE ART OF ELYSIUM.  Established artists including: RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron De La Cruz, Ben Frost, Mel Kadel and many others will display custom painted chairs that are works of art in and of themselves.  A portion of the proceeds will go directly to THE ART OF ELYSIUM to support the incredible work they do.

 

RETNA, Cleon Peterson, Anthony Lister, Neckface, Augustine Kofie, Ben Frost, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Crash One, Seratla, Rolland Berry, Jaybo Monk, Marco Pho Grassi, Cole Sternberg, Mel Kadel, Ciler, Hueman, Brittany Segal, Erin Riley, Kristin Bauer, Emmitt Potter, Karen Bystedt/Mar, Paige Smith

 

Contact Toowee@Sozegallery.com for all informations

 

Studio and exhibition work archive at augustinekofie.info

September 10th, 2014

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Augustinekofie.info will be the new home of all of my studio and exhibition works as of Summer 2014.

A comprehensive view of my collage, paintings and exhibition exploits, past and present.

 

Keepdrafting has been the home of all of my creative exploits since 2001 an will remain so, but shall maintain a focus on public works and up to date projects. 

Publication: LE PETIT VOYEUR feature

August 11th, 2014

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LE PETIT VOYEUR is an independent magazine released bianually by curator, designer and publisher Kristian Rosėn out of Denmark.

 

LE PETIT VOYEUR - Issue 02

Visual Arts, 24×34 cm, 273 pages incl. cover and special Ian Kuali’i cut out insert, 33 artists from around the world. Sold in a limited and numbered edition of 1000 copies – all individually numbered on the cover.

 

Offset printed in Denmark on Igepa Avanta Card 280g/m2 (cover) and Arctic Volume White 130g/m2 (content). Embossed logo on the cover.

 

Featuring the works of:

Alexis Diaz, Ashley Oubré, Augustine Kofie, BATES, Boris Tellegen – DELTA, Bryan Liston, Cameron Davis, Caroline Mackintosh, Claudio Oliverio, CMP ONE, CPHCPH, Erik Jones, Erin Elizabeth Kelly, Hélio Bray, Ian Kuali’i, Joel Daniel Phillips, Jouk Oosterhof, Juan Francisco Casas, KACAO77, Kasper Eistrup, Kevin Cyr, Kevin Peterson, Mairi-Luise Tabbakh, Michael Johansson, Miko Lim, MODE 2, Rasmus Weng Karlsen, ROA, Rob Timko, Scien & Klor, SOBEKCIS, Tristan Eaton & Tyler Shields.

 

 

Available HERE 

Group Show: Experience 11: Scratch at El Segundo Museum of Art, CA

July 20th, 2014

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WCA Wall curated by David Cowan (MINER) with works by,

Pedro Balugo (PJ), Steven Tishkoff (Mist), Devin Flynn (Relm), Jeffrey Saunders(Dye5), and Augustine Kofie.

Museum instalation. Created on sight.  Acrylic, spray paint and paper (pre-printed, found, reclaimed). 2014.

20′ x 24′

Photo by SteadyJenny.com

 

Experience 11: Scratch – Jun 8 until Sept 21, 2014

 

Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists will cover the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their 21st century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book.

In 2013 more than 150 of LA’s leading graffiti artists responded to a 16th century manuscript from the vaults of the Getty Research Institute called a liber amicorum (book of friends) by contributing works on paper to be bound into a single book and created the Getty Graffiti Black Book. Street artists have used black books for decades to create a visual memory of drafts and to serve as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas. The extraordinary competition that occasionally arises among such artists can also lead to respect as rivals invite each other to “hit” their black books with original works. The contributing artists decided to give the Getty Black Book the title, LA Liber Amicorum, to capture the spirit of its transformation of rival ‘writing-crews’ into a Los Angeles Book of Friends.

Now, ESMoA and the Getty Research Institute have invited Getty Black Book artists Axis, Cre8, Defer, Eyeone, Fishe, and Miner to co-curate those crews of creative friends from the LA graffiti art community and turn the art laboratory of ESMoA into an open black book. Graffiti and tattoo artists will transform the space into a cathedral of urban art for the first presentation of the LA Liber Amicorum to the public with SCRATCH.

Graffito is old Italian slang for “a little mark,” and graphein in Ancient Greek meant “scratch, draw, paint” long before it meant “to write.” Graffiti artists craft letterforms, draft perspective, and merge line, color, and form with the same techniques employed by Renaissance masters like Albrecht Dürer.

The first edition of Dürer’s landmark book on perspective was just one of the many rare books that the artists viewed at the Getty Research Institute in the process of creating the LA Liber Amicorum. Some of those jewels in the history of calligraphy, engraving, and emblematic symbolism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, as well as sixteenth-century painted friendship-books that inspired the project, will be installed in the space surrounded by the graffiti-writers’ art. iPads will be mounted, so visitors can ‘e-flip’ through the books and not only share the artists’ own creative experience and response to the impact of viewing these rare books, but also continually co-curate the space by choosing which page-openings will be in dialogue with the art on the walls and floor.

The SCRATCH art experience is curated by GRI Rare Books Curator, David Brafman.

SCRATCH Artists   AiseBorn | Alex “Defer” Kizu | Arbe | Atlas | Augustine Kofie | Axis | Big Sleeps | Bob Roberts | Charlie Roberts | Cryptik | David Cowan (Miner) | Demer One | Design 9 | Devin Flynn (Relm) | Dr.Eye | Earn One | Eder | Enkone | Eric “Cre8” Walker | Eyeone | Fearo | Fishe | Gajin Fujita | Gorgs | Heaven | Hert | Jeffrey Saunders(Dye5) | Jose “Prime” Reza | Kasl | Keo One | Kopey | Korea | Kozem | Krush | Kyle Kyote | Lokus | Mark 7 | Patrick Martinez | Nuke | Pedro Balugo (PJ) | Plek | Pyer | Raymond “Gramps ”Green | Roder 169 | Saber | Sano | Steven Tishkoff (Mist) | Swank | Tanner | Tempt | Thanks | The Phantom Street Artist | Versus 269 | Vyal | Wram One

. . . And all of the other artists who left their mark on the walls and in the Getty Black Book’s LA Liber Amicorum   Acme | Adict One | Angst | Asylm | Augor | Bash | Betoe | Blosm and Petal | Cab | Cache | Cale One | Care | Chaz | Chris | Chubbs | Crae & K4P Crew | Craola | Craze | Crime (Rick One) | Czer One | Duem and Crae | Elika | Else | ESK31 | Estevan Oriol | Gabe88 | Gasoline | Gkae | Graff One | Green | Haste | Hex (LOD) | Hex (TGO) | Hyde | Jack | Jack Rudy (Mr. Huero) | Jake One | Jero and Each | Joker One | Junior (“Kost One”) | K4P (Collaboration of the K4P crew-Pranxs Method | Biser | Crae | Dsrup) | K4P (Chelo | Noek | Notik) | Kaos | Krenz (Yem) | Kwite One | Ler Keen | Look | Mach Five | Mandoe | Man One | Mike Miller | Mister Cartoon | OG Abel | Owen | Panic One | P. Chuck | Phever | Playboy Eddie | Pletk P17 | Precise | Punk | Push | Pyro | Rayo | Relic | Retna | Rev | Rich One | Rick Ordoñez | Risk | Rival | Sacred 194 | Sel | Ser | Shandu One | Sherm |Skan One | Skez | Skill | Slick | SomeOne | Soon One | Spade | Spurn | Syte One | Teler | Test | Thel | Trigz | Tyke Witnes | Useck | Vox One | Werc | Wise | Wisk | Woier | Zes

LA Liber Amicorum

The Getty Black Book Project was the brainchild of donor and art collector Ed Sweeney, who approached the GRI with the idea and brought the graffiti artists together, ultimately donating the book to the Getty Research Institute.