Group Exhibition: ABSTRACT STREET ART, Bayonne France

April 11th, 2018

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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

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“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.

 

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Serigraph: MKNZMS | Serigraph with Swinton Gallery, Madrid

April 8th, 2018

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“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

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This is my second go at a series of my technical illustrations & collage designs on vintage clipboards using the laser etching technique. A true example of ‘Vintage Futurism’. On top of that I apply washes and hand paint each piece, so the're treated like HPM’s. I also love this series as I get to continue my support of working with local craftsman like @2ndwnd, based in my hometown. __________________________________________________ This series is part of my recent collection MKNZM for @swintongallery, Madrid on view through May 27th. With generous support by @plataforma_pac. __________________________________________________ Collectors catalogue and all inquiries aloha@swintonandgrant.com | Shipping worldwide. __________________________________________________ First 30min of the MKNZM soundtrack streaming at:  https://m.mixcloud.com/4×4tracktor/mknzm/ __________________________________________________ #AKMKNZM #augustinekofie #swintongallery #vintagefuturism #builtpaintings #geometricabstraction #midcenturymanipulate #laseretching

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Swinton Gallery Presents:

 

AUGUSTINE KOFIE | MKNZM 

#AKMKNZM

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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+  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 

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G R A F F U T U R I S M  

Studio and exhibition work archive at augustinekofie.info

February 12th, 2018

 

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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. 

 

URVANITY Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid with Swinton Gallery

January 1st, 2018

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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

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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

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Now builder blush, 2017 Details H E R E  

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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
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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

 

Group Exhibition: East Looking West - JLG and Heron Arts, San Francisco

September 15th, 2017

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ShapingUp Series No. 01 - In good hands Details H E R E

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Jonathan LeVine Projects and Heron Arts are pleased to present:  ‘East Looking West’, an exhibition of artists currently based on the West Coast, curated by Jonathan LeVine.

September 16 - October 7, 2017 | Opening reception: September 16 from from 7:00-10:00 PM.

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Jonathan LeVine is known for introducing the West Coast lowbrow aesthetic to the East Coast. With a particular style, vision, and palette influenced by comic books, B-movies, advertising, and car culture, the lowbrow aesthetic is both a cultural reality and a romantic encapsulation of how The West is seen from afar. It represents eternal sunshine, a way of life, the possibility of escape, and a fresh start. ‘East Looking West’ is a stylistic melting pot showcasing West Coast natives and transplants. Revisiting our roots, we focus the lens on the West Coast and take a look at what is happening now.
 

Group Exhibition: A MAJOR MINORITY @ Mirus Gallery, San Francisco

August 8th, 2017

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Sequoiacast, 2017 33.5 in. diamiter 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.  __________________________________________________ One of 2 works for the group show A MAJOR MINORITY at @mirusgallery, San Francisco Opening Reception, Friday August 18, 7-10pm August 18 - September 8, 2017 curated by @poesiamirusgallery __________________________________________________ A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist and curator, Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffufuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. @poesiamirusgallery elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively. __________________________________________________ #amajorminority #mirusgallery #Othercontemporary #vintagefuturism #mixedkidmixedmedia #midcenturymanipulate #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #mixedmedia #californiaart #westcoastart #constructionism

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Studio progress of ‘Sequoiacast’, Summer, 2017.  View in detail HERE.

 

Mirus Gallery Presents: A MAJOR MINORITY_ an intercontinental survey of Othercontemporary Urban Art
A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist, Poesia, who is also the editor of Graffuturism.com and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. Poesia elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively.

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Featured Artists:
Alex Kuznetsov, Augustine Kofie, Cain Caser, Carlos Mare, Chad Hasegawa, Christopher Derek Bruno, Demsky, Gris1, Jan Kalab, Jaybo Monk, N.O.madski, Sabio Mazza, SEIKON, West Rubenstein, Zeser
August 18 - September 8, 2017
Opening Reception
Friday August 18, 7-10pm
540 Howard St., 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA
415-948-3330

 

Full press release and essay here.

For inquiries contact
art@mirusgallery.com

 

Group Exhibition: Abstrakt Forum 2 @ FORUM Przestrzenie, Poland

July 17th, 2017

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Iso-Stereophonic, 2017
24 x 36 x 1 inches
Found paper, screen-print, acrylic, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel.
Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.
Framed by artist with found yardsticks.

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Abstrakt Forum 2
// July 22, 2017
Pawilon Letni
Hosted by FORUM Przestrzenie and NAWER

FORUM Przestrzenie Marii Konopnickiej 28, 30-302 Kraków
Confirmed artists:

AUGUSTINE KOFIE, POESIA, MAD C, SATONE, ROBET PROCH, REMI ROUGH

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ABSTRAKT FORUM 2  //PAWILON LETNI

What happens when graffiti abandons its classical form, forgets its assumptions and stops looking at the canons? Which decks of new possibilities conceal abstraction, which is limited only by the imagination of the artist? We wanted to see where its boundaries lie and whether they exist at all, inviting contemporary co-authors of abstract paintings, whose common denominator is widely understood street art. The result of our efforts is the exhibition of images ABSTRACT FORUM 2017, which will soon appear on the walls of the Summer Pavilion Forum Space.

ABSTRAKT FORUM is a collective exhibition of works by unconventional artists, whose work escapes the common definitions of classical graffiti. Curators of the exhibition - Łukasz Habiera Nawer and Maciej Malinowski - have selected outstanding contemporary painters whose roots are firmly embedded in the street arte, but what they are creating now strives for unstrained abstraction, deprived of principles, key motifs and specific graphic forms. The decisive aspect in choosing artists was the idea of “Graffuturism” - an innovative concept that, although it helps to classify the presented, difficult to define images. The new, exciting possibilities, unlimited imagination and creativity of the invited creators are the decisive components of the ABSTRAKT FORUM exhibition, which is the first in Poland to explore and expose the audience about abstraction by street artists.

The exhibition of paintings will be available at the Summer Pavilion of Forum Spatrzenie ul. Konopnickiej 28 in Cracow.

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Co-organizer of the exhibition is the Krakow Festival Office
Patron: Pilsner Urquell, Liquitex, Windsor & Newton
Partners: Boom apartments, Forum Island
Media Patronage: Off radio Krakow, Sosm.pl, Lounge

For info on the exhibition:
maciek@forumprzestrzenie.com

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Group Show: ADVENTURES IN MODERN ABSTRACTION at STOLENSPACE, London

July 3rd, 2017

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LOS

30 x 30 x 1 3/4 inches, 2017

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. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.

 

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Blush response rotation No. 2

30 x 30 x 1 3/4 inches, 2017

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. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks. 

View LARGE images here.

 

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ADVENTURES IN MODERN ABSTRACTION

STOLENSPACE SUMMER GROUP SHOW

 

17 Osborn Street London

E1 6TD

United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684

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Opening Reception Thursday 6th July, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates : 07.07.17 – 06.08.17

 

Featuring work by:

Felipe Pantone, Jason Woodside, Zest, Jeremy Brown, Clark Goolsby, 

Remi Rough, Mad C, Augustine Kofie, Roids, Florence Blanchard, Muro

 

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Influenced by both Urban Art and Abstract Contemporary, we present works from a group of artists who merge the way between these styles focusing the energy and rawness of classical graffiti with abstract expressionism.

Works feature noticeable spray can strokes, fat cap lines, drips and splatters and all the other elementary components of classic graffiti as well as works with more graphic clean lines of geometric precision.

 

Abstract both in the visual language and approach, ‘Adventures in Modern Abstraction’ showcases a collection of works that embrace a vibrant approach to the outer limits of urban art and graffiti.

 

contact@stolenspace.com