ZINE RELEASE: GENERATOR Edition of 60

July 30th, 2018

 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

__________________________________________________


GENERATOR ZINE by Augustine Kofie 

Edition of 60
Available Wednesday, August 1, 2018. 9AM pacific time HERE.
__________________________________________________


INFO//

14 pages, xerographic printing process. 8.5 x 5.5 inch, staple-bound zine with the title hand-stamped on the cover. Signed and numbered on the back page. Some of the paper used in the zine is vintage and includes fluorescent and ochre paper, graph paper, and off-white architect notepads. Mailed in a manilla envelope via USPS. Printed in Los Angeles July 2018.Printed in July 2018  in Los Angeles


Printed and assembeled by the artist in July 2018 in Los Angeles.


 __________________________________________________ 

$27 via PAYPAL

SOLD OUT



 



 

Group Show: WISH YOU WERE HERE at STOLENSPACE, London

July 5th, 2018

kd-stolenlondon-wishgroup1.jpg

 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

Detail of ‘This new complete chemistry’, 2018

30 in. diameter x 1 inches deep

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. 

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.  Not framed.

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Wish You Were Here

STOLENSPACE SUMMER GROUP SHOW

17 Osborn Street London

E1 6TD

United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

An eclectic showcase featuring original works from 40 leading urban contemporary artists, including D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Alexis Diaz, Herakut, Pichiavo and many, many more.

Prompted with the prototypical postcard sentiment, each artist reimagines the phrase and translates it into their own visual language – setting their work in conversation with the many other creative minds featured in the show. Whereas some choose to uphold the typical associations of travel and summer vacation, others select less conventional interpretations, such as unrequited love, detachment and separation. The result of this variation offers a genuine overview of the vast and consistently increasing diversity of urban artists working cross the globe today – a diversity with StolenSpace is honoured to represent.

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Featuring work by; Adam Caldwell, Alexander Chappell, Alexis Diaz, Augustine Kofie, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Buff Monster, Case Maclaim, C215, D*Face, David Bray, Drew Leshko, Erik Jones, Florence Blanchard, Herakut, Jaime Molina, Jason Woodside, Josie Morway, Kai and Sunny, Kevin Cyr, Mando Marie, Miss Van, Mysterious Al, Nic Bowers, Okuda, Paul Stephenson, PICHIAVO, Pref, RYCA, Remi Rough, Seth Armstrong, Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, The London Police, The Lost Object, Von, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, Zest

 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

Email contact@stolenspace.com to register your interest + Click here to see full press release

 

 

 

 

Group Exhibition: Spring Show with Galerie Matthew Namour

May 18th, 2018

kd-mng.jpg

 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

Rotary account, 2017-18

36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches | 91.44 x 91.44cm

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel. 

Finished in satin varnish. Framed by artist with found yardsticks.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

One of 3 recent works for the Matthew Namour Gallery spring group show from May 17 - June 17, 2018. 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Galerie Matthew Namour

217 Boulevard Saint Laurent

Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3T9

Contact info@matthewnamour.com for all inquiries.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Group Exhibition: MIRUS Gallery Denver Grand Opening

April 25th, 2018

kd-mirusdenver.jpg

 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Diamond life, Overcast, 2018

87 x 48 x 2 inches

Acrylic polymer and enamel on canavs.

Finished in satin varnish.

View LARGE here

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Mirus Gallery Denver

Grand Opening Group Exhibition

Friday, April 27 at 7 PM - 10 PM MDT

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Mirus Gallery Denver

1144 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203

Artists Exhibiting: 

Adam Friedman, Aec Interesni Kazki, Augustine Kofie, Bohdan Burenko, Cain Caiser, Casey Cripe, Chazme, Chris Cycle, Damon Soule, Faith XLVII, Florian, Gilbert1, Jan Kalab, Justin Bower, Kenor, Lister, Low Bros, Mars1, Morten Andersen, Nawer, NoMe Edonna, Nychos, Okuda, Oliver Vernon, Optimist, Robert Proch, Rubin, SatOne, Sickboy, Thomas Canto, Tim Biskup, Tobias Kroeger, Vesod, Yoh Nagao, Zeser, Zepha.

Mirus Gallery is excited to celebrate its Grand Opening, and inauguration of its new location in Denver. The gallery will open with a dynamic group exhibition featuring a variety of staple artists represented by the gallery over the years, as well as new international exhibitors who carry the gallery’s curatorial visions into the future. The opening reception is Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 21+ ID Required.

For the past 5 years, Mirus Gallery has been championing new movements of contemporary art in San Francisco and will now expand this vision to Denver. Mirus means “astonishing, extraordinary, and strange.” By definition, the curatorial direction of owner, Paul Hemming, presents just that through exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists. These exhibitions strive to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, while also pushing the boundaries in remarkable technical skills and process. 

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

By day, Zen Compound operates as Mirus Gallery, Hive Coffee Bar and as ECO-SYSTEM, a co-working space that also serves as an incubator for startups in which Hemming takes an interest. By night, Temple, an innovative club known for its entertainment programming, production feats and legendary hospitality, thumps as patrons provide the kinetic energy that lights up the dance floor.

“Though each business is vastly different, the fundamentals behind each are the same: responsibility in all forms, to each other and our planet; constant evolution; and a drive to create something meaningful,” Hemming says.

In 2017, Hemming is expanding with a new location in Denver. It will launch with a kickoff for a new Temple Nightclub in fall 2017 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the original San Francisco location. Two more domestic locations are in development now. Long-term, plans call for building Zen Compound into a nationally and internationally recognized brand.

About the owner/co-curator: Paul Hemming 

Zen Compound’s founder, Paul Hemming, has spent his life traveling between two worlds, born to a Chinese mother and American father. Hemming has built an eclectic business that reflects not only the duality in himself but also the yin and yang of Zen philosophy.

About the Director/co-curator: Art Poesia 

Art Poesia, has worked as an artist for over 2.5 decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 7 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website Graffuturism.com as well as the Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing emerging artists to San Francisco, and now Denver. Mirus Gallery is the director’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space.

………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Group Exhibition: ABSTRACT STREET ART, Bayonne France

April 11th, 2018

kd-abstractflyer.jpg
Natural system central, 2016

52×60 inches | 132×153cm

Acrylic on canvas. Finished in satin varnish. 

 

Space Junk Art Centers present:

ABSTRACT STREET ART I COLLECTIVE EXHIBITION

35 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 64100 Bayonne, France

12/04/2018 - 02/06/2018

JonOne, Futura, Kofie Augustine, Tanc, MadC, Sowat, LX One, Lek

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..

 

“Abstract Street Art” is a collective exhibition presenting the work of 8 artists.

Abstract art was immediately invited into Street art. Whether reinterpreting the artists of the movement “Abstract Expressionism” after the war or by assuming the technique called “Freestyle”, akin to the work of colorists …

And then, over the years, new forms of abstraction have appeared, each time calling on the history of art: Futurism, Automatic Writing, Optical Art.

Spacejunk invites you to discover in this new original exhibition, the footbridges that street artists have created between the history of painting and the movement of Street art.

 

+ 

Serigraph: MKNZMS | Serigraph with Swinton Gallery, Madrid

April 8th, 2018

kd-mknzms-print.jpg

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

“MKNZMS”, 2018

70 x 70 cm

2 Color hand pulled screen print

Keaykolour Original Blanco 300 g/m2

Limited edition of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

Swinton Gallery Stamp

Printed at “Hola Por Qué”  (Madrid)

Includes a MKNZM Soundtrack by Augustine Kofie C60 Cassette and a download link for a digital file.

Ships world wide.

 

Available at the Swinton Gallery store. Ships world wide.

 

 

 

 

 

Solo show: MKNZM at Swinton Gallery, Madrid

March 7th, 2018

kd-flyer.jpg 

kd-mknzmprogress.jpg

 

 

 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

  


 

 

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

AUGUSTINE KOFIE | MKNZM 

#AKMKNZM

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..

 

Opening reception:
Friday, March 23rd - May 27, 2018 

8-10 pm

C/ Miguel Servet 21 28012, MADRID, Spain

0034 91 4496128 

Contact: aloha@swintonandgrant.com for collectors catalogue and all inquiries

 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..

 

MKNZM (Mechanism), at Swinton Gallery, is Augustine Kofie’s first solo show in Spain.

Comprised of the artist’s signature constructivist, graffuturist aesthetic, the show includes collage on wood, painting on canvas, and etched found clipboards. Beginning with a three-month-long process of mechanical drawing, Kofie created a collection of sketches which would become the basis for collage and painting. Stretching the circle which anchors much of his work into an oblong pushed the sketches in a highly technical, mechanical direction (hence the title). The oblongs began operating like belts, linking parts of conceptual machines, evoked in 2D as parallel, fold-out worlds. Combining Spanish ephemera (sent by Swinton) with paper from his deep inventory, Kofie built up a collage series in which individual works explore gradients of a single color, determined and inspired by the found paper. Once the color palette for the show had been established, the paintings followed suit.

 A soundtrack created for the show by the artist is available on Mixcloud.com/4×4tracktor, and for only the second time in his career, as a physical, limited edition release on C60 cassette. MKNZM Soundttrack available HERE to stream.

 

……………………………………………………………………………………..

+  An exhibition log can be found at Augustinekofie.info 

Official FBook event via Swinton Gallery

Via MADRIZ: Essential exhibitions that you can not miss this month 

Booooooom

G R A F F U T U R I S M  

Studio and exhibition work archive at augustinekofie.info

February 12th, 2018

 

 kd-akcover.jpg

 

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. 

 

URVANITY Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid with Swinton Gallery

January 1st, 2018

kd-sgrant-urvanity182.jpg 

 

Craftsman Communications, 2017 36 in. diameter x 1.5 inches deep Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. Sealed in archival matte varnish. One of 2 recent works for the Madrid based @swintongallery booth at this years @urvanityart contemporary art fair in Madrid opening this February 21-25, 2018, LASEDE COAM - c/Hortaleza 63 █ contact aloha@swintonandgrant.com for availability. #vintagefuturism #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #constructionism #swintongallery #urvanityart #augustinekofie  #abstracción #mixedmedia

A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on


Progress of new works for Swinton & Grant’s booth for this years URVANITY Art Fair in Madrid . The contemporary Art Fair opens at LASEDE COAM on February 21-25th. 

Group Exhibition: C O M P E N D I U M at TREASON Gallery, Seattle

October 1st, 2017

kd-treasonblush.jpg

Now builder blush, 2017 Details H E R E  

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..

TREASON GALLERY Presents:  C O M P E N D I U M
Opening Date: Thursday, October 5th 6pm-9pm @ Treason Gallery
Closing Date: Saturday, November 18th
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………..

Mad C, Remi Rough, Jason Woodside, Allison Renshaw, Clark Goolsby, Zest, Sean Barton, Vizie, Monci , Florence Blanchard, Jeremy Brown, Augustine Kofie, Seikon, Demsky, Derek Bruno
Compendium seeks to be an attractive and eclectic exhibition, exploring the new abstract movement arising from post graffiti. Each participating artist’s work explores the abstraction in their own unique approach. Whether it be the interaction of space and color or the evolution in mediums, COMPENDIUM highlights each artist as an individual while simultaneously complimenting each other as a group exhibition