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Rewind: 2018

It’s time for another Rewind feature as we have saved up some art-related videos from the last year that might interest you. Leading things off is a closer look at KAWS collaboration with Dior for their Men’s Summer 2019 Show and his large scale BFF sculpture made with flowers. Other notable videos include: KAWS talks about his recent collaboration with Dior. Victor Castillo’s Hollywood Dreams. Mark Ryden talks more about the album cover he worked on for Michael Jackson. A look at a new mural from Faith47 […]

Recap: Augustine Kofie – “MKNZM” @ Swinton Gallery

Last month, Swinton Gallery in Madrid hosted a show from Augustine Kofie (featured) entitled MKNZM (Mechanism). For his first solo exhibition in Spain, the American artist presented a new body of work including  collage on wood, painting on canvas, and etched found clipboards featuring his signature structured yet free-flowing aesthetic. This time around, Kofie centered his work on the oblong shape, using them like belts to link parts of a conceptual machine while working with textures and gradients of a particular palette. Discuss Augustine Kofie here.

Streets: Augustine Kofie x AiseBorn @ Rendon Hotel (Los Angeles)

Recently, Augustine Kofie (featured) teamed up with AiseBorn to paint an outstanding new mural at the former Rendon Hotel in Los Angeles. The harmonious joint effort on the 7th Street facade between the two locally-based artists was aided by the common elements that can be seen in their work like geometrical patterns, architectural influences, and a background in graffiti. This collaborative wall was commissioned as part of the Art at the Rendon // Hidden Rooms event opening next weekend, the first of a series of ongoing cultural programs hosted […]

Showing: Augustine Kofie – ‘Building From Memory’ @ Openspace

Augustine Kofie’s Building From Memory exhibition concludes this weekend after a five week run at Openspace in Paris. This is the LA-based artist’s third show with the gallery and the title refers to the acquisition and repeated application of knowledge. In his treatise on education entitled Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau emphasizes the value of learning from the natural world, proclaiming that “nature made me happy and good.” Kofie takes this idea only as a starting point and goes on to highlight our ability to use this […]

Streets: World Roundup (Nov 1 – Nov 22)

It’s been quite a while since our last Streets: World Roundup feature, so here are some public works that you may have missed in the last several months. Leading things off is a piece by Os Gemeos at an undisclosed location that highlights the plight of the people affected by the catastrophic dam collapse that resulted in toxic mud flow destroying Bento Rodrigues region in Brazil due to the negligence of mining company Mariana MG. Other murals the caught our eye of late include Invader (Jersey City), […]

Rewind: Oct 26 – Nov 22

Leading off this latest Rewind feature is a 30 minute documentary on Banksy’s recent Dismaland project (covered). One of the hosts in the video is none other than one of our photographers and writers – Butterfly. Follow her as she walks through the “theme park” and watch the footage as she explains the different installations. Other notable videos include: Pussy Riot’s music video filmed at Banksy’s Dismaland. Jen Stark’s work for MTV and Miley Cyrus. JR joins Pharrell and Scott Vener on OTHERtone. Behind the scenes look […]

Streets: El Mac x Kofie (LA)

El Mac recently teamed up with his friend Augustine Kofie (featured) once again and to paint a new piece entitled Icarian Flight somewhere on the streets of LA. This is not the first time the two locally-based artists have collaborated, and with a good reason we must add after seeing this mural. The juxtaposition of El Mac’s distinctive soft portraiture against sharp and geo-based abstraction of Kofie creates a powerful mixture that brings out the best of both styles. On top of being different imagery wise, the transparent, aerosol-based […]

Previews: ‘Ambiguity’ @ Zimmerling & Jungfleisch

This weekend, Galerie Zimmerling & Jungfleisch brings a well balanced combination of graffiti roots and contemporary abstract art to Saarbrücken in Germany in the guise of group exhibition Ambiguity. Concentrating on four key proponents of the Graffuturism movement; Poesia, Augustine Kofie, Remi Rough and LX One – whose dimensional work is pictured above – the exhibition looks full of promise from some of the hardest working artists in their field. Repping the USA and Europe in equal measure, these four innovators use a dialect that has helped […]

Previews: Augustine Kofie – “OFF/GRID” @ David Bloch Gallery

On March 27, David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech will continue their program of introducing relevant international urban artists to the Morroco with a solo exhibition OFF/GRID by Augustine Kofie (featured). For this show, LA-based artist will collaborate with local craftsmen to produce “work that merges established Moroccan artistic traditions with his own brand of American contemporary expression.” The title of the show refers to the features that his work have been known for – the juxtaposition and the synthesis of styles, tones and shapes, and the tension between these visual elements. While seemingly very strict […]

Previews: Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition @ 886 Geary Gallery

886 Geary Gallery hosts a stellar line up of contemporary artists that have transitioned from graffiti artists into highly regarded fine artists, without compromising their heritage, tonight in the form of the Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Group Exhibition. The first in a planned series of exhibitions across the globe celebrating the success of an art blog that been the catalyst in fostering a genuine movement, this exhibition in San Francisco is curated by Graffuturism founder Poesia; who brings together a global selection of artists that have established […]
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