The Seventh Letter presents #ArtShareLA March 1, 2013

February 14 2013 . 04:40am


The Seventh Letter presents #ARTSHARELA
Opening reception: March 1, 2013 | 8 – 10pm
Show runs: March 1 – April 7, 2013

Art Share LA
801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013

A celebration of Street Art curated by Casey Zoltan of Known Gallery, featuring gallery pieces & outdoor billboards from noted Los Angeles artists: Saber, Patrick Martinez, Rime, Victor Reyes, Pose, Sage Vaughn, Willie T, Shepard Fairey, Risk, Push, Revok, Zes, Sever, Augustine Kofie and Vizie.

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Mad Society Group show | December 9, 2012

December 01 2012 . 10:16pm

With worldwide acclaim achieved through a tireless dedication to a craft that is constantly under fire from outward sources looking to quell their cultural impact, a group of individuals with mutual admiration for one another have endured. Having presented work at the street-level in dilapidated areas both domestic and abroad, as well as in some of the largest and most respected museums and galleries in the world, these artists continue to be a driving force in not only promoting art, but the idea that surrounding yourself with the elite is a formula for inherent growth and endless blue chip opportunities.

Known Gallery is proud to present “MAD SOCIETY” on December 9 at Known Gallery, Los Angeles. Featuring new works from REVOK, RETNA, POSE, RIME, RISK, REYES, PUSH, ASKEW, ROID and ZES. Pieces include foraged geometric collages, pop color creations, politically-charged critiques, vivid abstractions and much more – with each blending traits and techniques learned years prior with acquired knowledge and masterful style procured from decades-long collaborations with one another. “Mad Society” perseveres.

Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Show opens: Sunday December 9, 2012 | Noon – 6pm
Show runs: December 9 – 24, 2012

Hours during shows:
Wednesday thru Saturday: 12 – 7pm
Sunday: 12 – 6pm

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Dylan Maddux interview in Acclaim Magazine

September 21 2012 . 06:25pm

Dylan Maddux is a man of many talents. Priding himself on knowing how to make his subjects feel comfortable, he is known for capturing genuinely raw, vivid, and powerful shots. Now working in the film realm as well, Dylan has worked with the likes of J Boog, Victor Reyes, and Mister Cartoon. Whilst Dylan definitely oozes that classic Californian feel, he’s also a man of the world having recently been involved with the Tiger Translate Arts and Music Festival in Mongolia, following his move to Cambodia a year ago. Dylan took some time out to chat with us about living outside of the US, shooting hot chicks, and what it’s like to be a white guy in Kingston, Jamaica.

Read interview at: acclaimmag.com

Find out more at: dylanmaddux.com / dylanmaddux.tumblr.com

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Augustine Kofie – WORKING AN ANGLE | Exclusive preview photos

May 24 2012 . 11:59pm

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Photos by: Todd Mazer

Working An Angle is a recent collection of work by Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie. This will be Kofie’s first solo show with Known Gallery and will include 40 recent works including hand painted multiple screen prints, collage on wood as well as paintings on canvas and wood.

The works comprising Working An Angle feature found paper collage, clean line work, delineation of geometric forms and divisions of space with a technical precision that resembles a modernist like archtectype drafting. Kofie’s unique understanding of placement and line work results in a style of meticulous rendering that never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained within each drafted creation. Compositions incorporating found papers and ephemera from various hunts for the refuse of the past tend to help give these recent works an ‘old soul’ type vintage mood, while still holding a structural heart. Dusty pinks, mauves and mint greens compliment a muted palette to soften the sharp streaks of line work, and imparts a simple elegance to the complicated arrangements of each circular form and shape.

Half a dozen larger works will be on display as well as a number of pieces from the artists ‘Incising’ series where acrylic paintings on clayboard are lightly carved to exposing the underlining color forms, continuation in the artists curiosity with layering, movement and linear connections.

Augustine Kofie (b.1973, USA] is a self taught mixed media artist born, raised and based in Los Angeles, California. With a deep interest in process and structure, Kofie creates works of intense detail centered on the order of balance. The precision of Kofie’s “drafted” art is strongly inspired by modern architecture as well as the form and shape of deconstructed typography.  In his quest for balance, Kofie harmonizes opposing and contradictory dynamics in his work by setting futuristic compositions against vintage earth-toned palettes, and creating organically complex formations through meticulously structured line-work and layering. Active in the Los Angeles Graffiti scene since the mid-nineties, the artist’s work reflects his ever-growing influence of culture, the craft of deconstructing lettering, contemporary music as well as 1960’s-70’s iconography.

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