Liberated book cover studies are no longer available.

July 2nd, 2020

Available to the public at on July 3, at 10AM Pacific Standard Time .

 UPDATE: ALL WORKS HAVE BEEN SOLD

Liberated book cover studies are a set of 18 small, unframed acrylic polymer works on found millboard book covers (inside cover is usually always paper based). A series I have not followed up on since 2012 and is the only smaller originals I offer. These will be the only pieces this size/price range made this year. Please take note of the ordering notes below and I hope you find something that catches your eye.

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.

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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