Earlier this month, the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland played host to a three-man show entitled Three The Hard Way. The three artists, Christopher Derek Bruno (interviewed), Augustine Kofie (featured), and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe are all members of the Transcend Collective and have evolved their individual aesthetics while drawing from their graffiti background. Take a look at more photos of the opening and installation below… Discuss this show here.
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Last month, we brought you a look into the studio of Christopher Derek Bruno as he prepped for his three-man show at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland. Now along with some preview images from him, we also have some of the work to share from the other two artists exhibiting alongside him - Augustine Kofie (seen above) and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe. All three come from a graffiti background, and are members of the Transcend Collective. Take a look below and head over to the opening of Three The Hard Way tonight if you […]
Ever since he came back from his summer travels around Europe, where he was collaborating with other artists and collectives, American artist Christopher Derek Bruno has been back in his studio working on a new body of work for the upcoming three man show, Three The Hard Way, with Augustine Kofie and Jerry ‘Joker’ Inscoe at Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon opening on November 7th. Bruno, who made his mark by creating works that mix art and craftsmanship, design and optical illusions, kindly let us have a […]
Over the weekend, the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco presented new urban abstractions from Augustine Kofie. Entitled Structurally Sound, the new works continued the Los Angeles-based artist’s post graffiti aesthetic with thoughts of “sound structures and systems of reliability” when creating the paintings. Rounding things out was an installation that highlighted some of the sketches and in-progress ideas that lead up to the exhibition. Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion. Discuss this show here. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
After his first true solo (covered) outside of the United States back in May, Augustine Kofie will be returning Stateside for his next showing. Structurally Sound, opening on September 14th at the White Walls Gallery in San Francisco, will feature post-graffiti abstractions from this member of Graffuturism movement. Kofie will be showing alongside Ludo (interviewed) in the project space until October 5th. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.
Out With The Old group exhibition opened on Saturday, August 3rd at the Library Street Collective in Detroit, showing new works by some of the most active and currently sought after graffiti, street, urban and contemporary artists such as Jim Houser, AJ Fosik, Augustine Kofie, Alex Lucas, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dave Kinsey, Pose, Sam Friedman, Hacer, Revok, Tristan Eaton, Vizie, and many more. Putting together such a comprehensive show was a lot of work for the organizers, but all the effort was worth it in terms of helping to […]
Over the weekend, Augustine Kofie’s showing opened in Paris at Galerie OpenSpace, his first true solo outside of the States. California Soul brought his post-graffiti aesthetic to his fans in France featuring a layering of sunny colors, linear and grid-like elements that speak to architectural forms, and themes of “a golden state of mind, overcast optimism, southlandishness and the complexities of the good life in the rural paradise that he saw bulldozed into urban submission.” Take a look at the opening photos below… Photo credit: Fatina […]
Tonight as we speak, Augustine Kofie is opening his solo show entitled California Soul at Galerie OpenSpace, part of Graffuturism’s 100 days in Paris. For his first true solo show outside of the United States, he decided to focus on bringing some of his progressive West Coast aesthetic with a coastal sunwashed palette to the French capital. The new body of include pieces on paper, wood, and canvas as Kofie continues to explore his post-graffiti style that finds balance between shape and color, gridwork, and structural […]
Breeze Block Gallery opened their huge group show Wider than a postcard (previewed) alongside the first solo show in their new gallery 2 space – olive47′s bonita bonita (featured) a couple of weeks back to a packed Portland crowd. Over 400 individual works went into the postcard show with 200 artists providing postcard sized works. The work was hung on the walls in grids of 24 cards, each echoing the aspect ratio of the individual works themselves as each work was 6×4 inches. The variance of work encompassed photography […]
On the back of his Space//Form group exhibition last year (covered), Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis is working with Breeze Block Gallery in Portland again on another huge group event entitled Wider than a postcard. With over 200 artists and 400 individual works, this exhibition looks to be both bigger than the previous event and also smaller at the same time as all of the artworks are postcard sized at 6×4 inches. Each artist is either making work on a found / owned postcard and adapting / adding […]