Augistine Kofie’s series entitled “Circulatory System” feature a clean delineation of geometric forms
and divisions of space with a resemblance to the technical precision of architectural drafting. Kofie’s adept grasp of sharp illustration results in a style of meticulous rendering, which never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained within each composition.
A muted palette softens the sharp lines, and
imparts a simple elegance to the complicated arrangements of shape.
The vintage-toned color scheme – pale seafoam and mint greens of the sixties and the
varying beige shades of worn paper – fit perfectly with the collage aspect of the imagery and ephemera are interwoven into many of the paintings, constructing a new way of looking upon fragments of the past. Kofie uses a similar approach of artful
combination, rearrangement and layering to create a soundtrack that will accompany
the exhibition, reflecting the theme as well as setting the tone for the collection.