Augustine Kofie’s “Circulatory System”

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Eye-catching and sharply executed,Augustine Kofie’s abstract paintings are built for speed. Curves give way to angles and lines thatradiate across the canvas, creating a sense of being rocketed throughspace. Currently on display at White Walls Gallery in San Francisco,Kofie’s solo show “Circulatory System” merges this Futuristaesthetic with retro colors. Drafted with an architect’s precision, his geometric compositions recallMalevich, filtered through a palette of ’70s-era mustard yellows and mint greens. Kofie’s paintings are not just confined to the canvas — perhaps a by-product of his roots in the Los Angeles graffiti scene in the ’90s.Triangular and circular canvases sprawl across the gallery space withlines painted directly on the walls, creating larger geometriccompositions that transcend the paintings themselves. — Nastia Voynovskaya

Opening Night photos courtesy of Cameron Von Loos

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