Alain Servais is a contemporary art collector based in Belgium. He started his collection in the 90’s with photographs by Nan Goldin or Andres Serrano. He is known for attending numerous art fairs and for defending independent art galleries. Now The Servais Family Collection features several hundred works from international artists working in a variety of mediums, including digital art, and with one notable distinction, there are no paintings.
As an entrepreneur in banking and finance, Alain Servais is also an accurate observer of the art market and a very active commentator of the art world through articles and social networks.

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Alain Servais Twitter account : https://twitter.com/aservais1 

Alain article :
http://sfaq.us/2014/11/art-in-the-shadow-of-art-market-industrialization-moving-toward-a-sustainable-ecosystem/

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Recorded on May 14th 2020

Augustine Kofie définit ce qu’est pour lui un jeune artiste et le travail qu’il doit accomplir. Depuis ses premières commandes, la première exposition à la Zero One Gallery qui a tout fait basculé jusqu’à l’artiste qu’il est devenu aujourd’hui, c’est en autodidacte qu’il s’est construit. Il partage enfin ses envies et l’évolution qu’il souhaite donner à son travail.


Augustine Kofie defines what a young artist is for him and the work he has to accomplish. Since his first commissions, the first exposure to the Zero One Gallery that changed everything to the artist he has become today, he built himself as a self-taught artist. He finally shares his desires and the evolution he wants to give to his work.

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.


Augustine Kofie est un artiste urbain de Los Angeles connu pour ses abstractions et considéré comme le pionnier du graffuturisme. Issu d’une famille d’artistes et intéressé par les arts manuels, le graphisme et le dessin, il évolue d’abord dans le milieu du skateboard. Il y découvre un univers culturellement riche et varié en termes de musique et de références artistiques. De petits projets générés au hasard des rencontres, il plonge peu à peu dans l’expression qui deviendra son art.


Augustine Kofie is an urban artist from Los Angeles known for his abstract work and considered  as one of the pioneers of graffuturism. Coming from a family of artists and interested in craft arts, graphics and drawing, he first evolved in the skateboarding world. Here, he discovers a culturally rich and varied world in terms of music and artistic references. From small projects generated at random encounters, he dives little by little into the expression that will become his art.


Cleon Peterson nous livre enfin sa vision de l’artiste. Cette carrière est un chemin de longue haleine qu’il faut arpenter sans faire de compromis et sans attendre d’être récompensé. Parfois la chance vous aide mais il faut aussi savoir saisir les opportunités qui se présentent.


Cleon Peterson finally gives us his vision of the artist. This career is a long-term path that must be stridden across without compromise and without expecting any reward. Sometimes you get lucky but you also have to know how to seize the opportunities.