Augustine Kofie 2/3 – From Graffiti to Abstract Painting

Augustine Kofie explique comment, après plus de 20 ans de pratique, il a été amené à faire ses collages et ses peintures abstraits. Depuis son enfance où sa mère lui fabrique des vêtements customisés, il prend l’habitude de récupérer des matériaux divers pour les inclure dans ses oeuvres. Le graffiti et la culture hip-hop avec le sampling, dont il s’inspire, l’aident à forger son style. Il trouve enfin une inspiration supplémentaire dans la peinture constructiviste ou chez des artistes comme Lee Bontecou, Ed Moses ou encore des architectes comme Lebbeus Woods ou Antonio Sant’Elia.


Augustine Kofie explains how, after more than 20 years of practice, he had been led to make his collages and his abstract paintings. Since his childhood when his mother made him customized clothes, he is used to collecting various materials that he includes in his works. Graffiti and hip-hop culture with sampling, that fuel his mind, help him to forge his style. He finally finds an additional inspiration in the constructivist painting or in artists like Lee Bontecou, Ed Moses or even architects like Lebbeus Woods or Antonio Sant’Elia.

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