Shirt Release: AK Prompt Removal Service

March 4th, 2021

A+K Prompt Removal Service

Originally released in Japan in our Summer2020 collection, this is a nod to my continued dedication to ground level recycling, repurposing and upgrading of materials. In this case, varying shapes are the items collected and transported. In any country you will see a team in a overloaded pickup truck, overflowing with varying materials for the purpose of an income, not directly because of environmental concerns. Its a win/win for multiple parties. This series holds down the traditional pocket placement front design with my fictional recycling/removal company inlayed in a traditional wood palette. Keep it moving.

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Interview with VANTAGE POINT

September 1st, 2020

Had the great opportunity to speak with the good folks at Vantagepointradio.com in the first half of 2020. Spoke freely on my creative endeavors and how I attempt to manage my outputs.  Also had the chance to share some music that inspires me including Yusef Lateef, Narada Michael Walden, Sadistic Candle and The Nonce.

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Streaming on Vantagepointradio.com as well as iTunes, Spotify & Mixcloud.

IsoAzo Print Release with Hashimoto Contemporary

June 11th, 2020
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Progress images of IsoAzo, a set of hand embellished archival pigment prints for the upcoming group exhibition ‘MULTIPLES’ for HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY, NYC. Pulled out the vintage @automaticpens for some of the embellishments marks, as well.

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Multiples, a group exhibition featuring limited-edition HPM (hand-painted multiples) and prints.

For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email Jennifer Rizzo at nyc@hashimotocontemporary.com

20 JUNE – 11 JULY, 2020
HASHIMOTO CONTEMPORARY, NYC

MKNZM Soundtrack on Cassette

May 18th, 2020

Solo exhibition: Adventures In Tonality at Openspace, Paris

January 10th, 2020
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AUGUSTINE KOFIE  | Adventures In Tonality |  Galerie Openspace (gallery 3)
116 boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
+33 9 80 66 63 94
contact@galerieopenspace.com for all inquiries.

Opening Saturday January 18, 2020

“Adventures in tonality” is a term coined by George Russell, an American modern jazz musician and theorist, for the first codified original theory to come from jazz. The theory re-conceptualized the matching of scales and chords, granting the player or composer tonal freedom. I drew inspiration from this notion of freedom, as well as jazz’s processes of improvisation.

A technical illustrator at heart, my painting and collage is often based on sketches. This time, I used no sketches as reference. Instead, the work in this run was created through freestyle, intuition, and improvisation, producing a painterly, atmospheric series in a dusky palette, while still exploring collisions of forms, layers and transparencies to create abstract scenarios that somehow hang outside of time.

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The show’s accompanying 20-minute soundtrack samples my personal collection of jazz records, boasting extended, up-cycled, dusty jazz loops, spacey atmospheric transitions, lo-fi vintage cinematic intermissions, and relevant dialogue pupped from films. These sounds are the driving force behind the artworks.

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Group show : Up The Wall at Kirk Gallery, Denmark

November 25th, 2019

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I am pleased to be presenting new work with Denmark’s Kirk Gallery. Their fall group show ‘UP THE WALL’ features works by Seth, Ian Francis, Vhils, Herakut, Bezt, Fintan Magee, Telmo Miel, Joshua Smith & Joram Roukes.

🇩🇰Opening November 30 , 2019 |  12-2 pm 

Danmarksgade 8, 9000 Aalborg

Denmark  Tlf +45 98 14 11 44

Solo Exhibition: RETROperspective at Spacejunk. Bayonne, France

November 16th, 2019

Vernissage de l’exposition d’Augustine Kofie 

«RETROperspective »

Jeudi 21 Novembre  18h30

Vernissage de l’exposition d’Augustine Kofie « RETROperspective »

Spacejunk Art centers, 35 rue Sainte-Catherine, Bayonne

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Expo visible jusqu’au 11 Janvier 2020.

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Augustine Kofie est un artiste américain inspiré par la géométrie des blocs d’immeubles de l’univers urbain. Il a formé une esthétique rétro-futuriste qui transplante ses formes et ses angles, il crée une sorte d’abstraction.

Son travail est basé sur l’amour profond de l’illustration et le design primaire, sa fascination pour les « croquis, rendus architecturaux et les concepts de pré-production ». Kofie joué avec les formes et les lignes, avec équilibre et profondeur, déformant et manipulant ses murs, ses illustrations, ses compositions, dans des arrangements nouveaux et dramatiques.

Aujourd’hui il développe son travail vers une nouveauté en le dominant par de simples carrés, triangles et cercles.

Kofie expérimente et explore son environnement visuel mettant toute son âme dans son travail et son art.

AK2020SS Collection for Monkey Time Boutique, Japan

July 8th, 2019

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<AUGUSTINE KOFIE> × <monkey time>

SUMMER 2019 COLLECTION Available Friday July 5th, 2019.

Available in store in ·monkey time HARAJUKU, Monkey time SHINJUKU & Monkey time OSAKA.

COLLECTION OF T-SHIRTS AVAILABLE HERE  | CUSTOM BUTTON-UPS ONLY AVAILABLE INSTORE 

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At the time of the release of the collection, @monkeytime_harajuku will exhibit an original canvas, which is also used for T-shirt artwork, from July 5 to July 18.

Please visit us at this valuable opportunity to see the original work of A.Kofie. 

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Production details: 

All designs are hand printed in Los Angeles on custom cut & sew  LA Apparel t-shirts. Sizes hand stamped on neck. 5 t-shirt designs available based on original illustrations, collages and studio artworks. Exclusive to the Monkey Time shops in Japan and will not be released in the states. 

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About MONKEYTIME:

Monkey Time is a private contemporary sub-label for UNITED ARROWS imprint BEAUTY&YOUTH. The brand has a mixture of street and traditional design elements, which represents the juxtaposition of high and low fashion. Monkey time has also collaborated with the likes of Champion, ASICS, DC shoes, Lee and The North Face Purple Label.

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Mural Intervention : Grenoble Street Art Fest 2019, France

July 6th, 2019

Progress shot of ‘In Addition’, 2019 by juliiea.

Acrylic polymer paint and aerosol on primed cement wall and staircase/chimney. 4 stories with varoius surfaces, roughly 2,800 sq ft.

40 Rue des Mathématiques, University Grenoble-Alpes in Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France.

In coordination with Jerome Catz of Spacejunk, Street Art Fest Grenoble Alpes and the Grenoble-Alpes University.

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Studio and exhibition work archive at augustinekofie.info

July 4th, 2019

 

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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 exhibitions, 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.