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.

Summer 2019 collection for Monkey Time, Japan

July 8th, 2019

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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.

VIEW FINAL SHOTS HERE

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. 

 

Solo show: Darkest before the Dawn @ StolenSpace, London

February 1st, 2019

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Darkest before the Dawn

Opening Reception : 07.02.19, 6 – 9pm

Exhibition Dates: 08.02.19 – 03.03.19

StolenSpace gallery

17 Osborn Street,

London UK E1 6TD

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684

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StolenSpace Gallery are excited to present ‘Darkest before the Dawn’ an exhibition of new work by Augustine Kofie.

Having lived in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains in Los Angeles County, Southern California, this new series of painting and collage by Kofie explores transition and juxtaposition. Created during fall/winter, this new body of work is inspired by the low winter sun rising against the mountain, the sky opening up, the change in colour, and wet wood after rain.

The palette builds on the fundamental contrast of darkness and brightness: starting from a darker base and building towards light. The dark, earth tones refer back to an architectural, hard-edge aesthetic; the jewel tones emerge from them in a new version of the dichotomy of infrastructure and nature, with which Kofie’s work constantly battles.

Kofie’s mechanical details as always, are there, but the work this series is more painterly. The first base layer is made by free styling, gestural brushstrokes with fast momentum. The second layer is structural and technological, at times interacting with the base, at other times hovering over it. The third layer, through the use of overspray, is an atmospheric overlay.

This series is not darkness as pessimism, but rather optimism in difficult times.

 

Email contact@stolenspace.com for press, previews and all inquiries.

 

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Mural Intervention: MURALU: Ludwigshafen, Germany

October 31st, 2018

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Muralu: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project

 

The first exterior mural intervention for the city of Ludwigshafen and the MURALU project. In conjunction with a future exhibition with the Wilhelm Hack Museum.

 

Coordinators: Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein and the WOW magazine for art and culture. 

 

Location: Lagerhausstraße 26, 67061 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany

 

Details: Acrylic polymer and aerosol on plaster. 8m x 56m [26.5’ x 184’]

 

Photo: Anja Lemburger

 

VIEW DETAL IMAGES AND INFROMATIONS HERE

 

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MURALU: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project. An initiative of the Wilhelm Hack Museum and the WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen.

 

The large-scale Street Art project in Ludwigshafen, initiated by the Wilhelm Hack Museum and WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen, will be launched at the end of 2018 and will continue to be developed until 2020. In addition to the involvement of regional and national Street Art artists, international greats of the scene are invited to Ludwigshafen to beautify the city.

 

Conceptually, the Street Art project is integrated in an exhibition of the Wilhelm Hack Museum, which will be opened in the fall of 2020 and will examine the cultural, symbolic and material significance of the street in the context of artistic developments from the modern to the present day. This includes a detailed chapter on the history of graffiti in the 20th century. The street art project expands the exhibition into the public space of the city and builds on current developments in the urban art movement.

 

 

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Press release:


New Street Art Project Muralu: Augustine Kofie designed facade at Luitpoldhafen


The façade of a building on Ludwigshafen’s Luitpoldhafen presents itself in a completely new style with geometric, interlocking forms in soft orange and purple tones. With façade paints and spray cans, the renowned American artist Augustine Kofie has designed the building in the dynamically abstract style since 16th of October, 2018, for which he is world-famous in the contemporary urban art scene.


The Ludwigshafen work is the artist’s first permanent wall design in Germany. Graffiti by Los Angeles-born Kofie, whose works combine influences from street culture, art history and futuristic film design, can be seen in major cities such as Mexico DF, Boston, Marrakesh and London.


The work on the corner of Rheinallee / Schwanthalerallee marks the beginning of the new Street Art project MURALU of the Wilhelm Hack Museum in cooperation with WOW Ludwigshafen. The project is part of an exhibition planned for 2020 in the Wilhelm Hack Museum on the importance of the street in art, including the history of graffiti in the 20th century. Until the opening of the exhibition, various buildings in the inner city of Ludwigshafen will be designed by national and international greats of the street art scene over the next two years.


The implementation of the wall work of Augustine Kofie was supported by the Hafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH, which has kindly provided the facade of the building, which is currently used by the Police Headquarters Rhineland-Palatinate.


“The cooperation is a good example for the cooperation of municipal institutions and departments with other initiatives, sponsors or companies within the city of Ludwigshafen.” Cornelia Reifenberg, Mayoress of the City of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at a press conference on October 25, 2018. “I hope that this inner-city dynamic lasts a long time and produces many such positive results, and I am looking forward to the next works in the series of MURALU “

 

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++ StadtLudwigshafen Video

 

++ RNF News coverage

 

++ WOW

 

++ Wilhelm Hack Museum

 

Mural Intervention: Renaud-Bray | ARCHAMBAULT, Montreal

October 30th, 2018

 

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Client: Renaud-Bray | ARCHAMBAULT

 

Interior lobby mural intervention, Fall 2018

 

Coordinator: Louis-Nicolas Coupal of ARTGANG

 

Location: Renaud-Bray ARCHAMBAULT Headquarters, Montreal Quebec

 

Details: Acrylic polymer on drywall. 100’w x 6’h.

 

VIEW PROJECT DETAILS HERE

Group Show: WISH YOU WERE HERE at STOLENSPACE, London

July 5th, 2018

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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.

 

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Wish You Were Here

STOLENSPACE SUMMER GROUP SHOW

17 Osborn Street London

E1 6TD

United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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Group Exhibition: Spring Show with Galerie Matthew Namour

May 18th, 2018

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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.

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

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Galerie Matthew Namour

217 Boulevard Saint Laurent

Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3T9

Contact info@matthewnamour.com for all inquiries.

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