One of our favourite artists Augustine Kofie has recently unveiled a new series of painting and collage work for his now solo exhibition “Build From Memory”. These new works can be seen on display at Galerie Openspace in Paris, which is on view until April 1st.
Said Dokins recently sent over a number of new street art pieces that he completed around the globe including France, Germany, Ecuador and Mexico. Peep some of the new science after the jump!
LOKISS –Multi‐sided artist, lives and works in France. He is one of the pioneers in the European graffiti culture, as well as one of the main actors of its esthetic renewal. Under his alias Vincent Elka, his work mainly utilises new media and video.
His work has been displayed in a number of Paris galleries, including the Lavignes Bastille, Bailly, and Celal galleries. Since his work extends on such a wide variety of media formats, viewers the public was also able to discover his work at the Vasarely Foundation (France), at the Rotterdam Film Festival, or at the Elektra Festival in Montreal.
A precursor to the avant-garde and recognized as one of the pioneers of the French “Street Art” movement (Urban Contemporary Art), today Speedy Graphito is internationally one of the major figures of his generation.
Since the early 80s, just after the free-figuration movement, the collective memory and walls of Paris were permeated with the coloring and snappy graphics of Speedy Graphito’s “Style Graphito.”
SG Product of Art.
Prolific and inventive, SG uses all forms of expression – painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography – to create through his work and through the ages a universal language that will infuse the cultural landscape.
“Le message secret collaboration between Monkey Bird and Said Dokins this year in Bordeux France and documented by Leo Luna. This collaboration work creates a relationship between geometry and text as a poetic knowledge. In one hand, Monkey Bird with their Stencils, alludes to the ancient ‘platonic solids’ and creates a series of unfinished characters like ‘guardians of knowledge’.
On other hand, Said Dokins, use his own calligraphy style and medieval letters to talk about the idea of eternal return, inscribing texts that refer to the possibilities and limitations of philosophy and the importance of the text as a legacy of the consciousness through time. These reminiscences of the old antique prints of Wenzel Jamnitzer, Renaissance statuary and medieval forms of calligraphy and the appearance of unfinished buildings or in ruins, creates several reflections about our human condition, where the awareness and knowledge are in a state of permanent construction.
Some of the texts that can be read on the wall are fragments of the philosopher Walter Benjamin:
¨Knowledge comes only in lightning flashes. The text is the long roll of thunder that follows¨