Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to announce it’s programming for the Urban Art Fair, a presentation in booth 6.02 featuring work by Augustine Kofie, DALeast, Dan Witz, EVOL, Faith47 and Prefab77. Also on view will be a selection of twenty limited edition prints by an array of artists.
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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Augustine Kofie was born in 1973 in Los Angeles, California, where he is currently based. Inspired by the basic building blocks of the geometric world, Kofie has formed a retro-futuristic aesthetic, which transplants shapes and angles into a soulful, organic, yet highly mathematical form of abstraction. Merging his traditional graffiti education with his deep love of illustration and architectural renderings, Kofie plays with form, line, balance and depth, twisting and manipulating his compositions into new and dramatic arrangements. His street art is internationally recognized and he has exhibited his works in galleries across the United States, as well as in France, Mexico, Morocco and Tokyo.
DALeast was born in 1984 in Wuhan, China and is currently based in Cape Town, South Africa. He studied sculpture at the Institute of Fine Arts and began making art in public spaces in 2004. His murals can be found in cities around the world including the U.S., Switzerland, Namibia, France, Israel, Australia and China.
Dan Witz was born in 1957 in Chicago, Illinois and is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Rhode Island School of Design from 1975-77 and came to New York in 1978 to attend Cooper Union, receiving a BFA in 1980. In 1982, he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1992 and 2000, he received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and in 1998 he received a fellowship from the Public Art Fund. His work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Witz has been featured in many publications including The Wall Street Journal, TIME Magazine, New York Magazine, The Huffington Post, ARTINFO and the cover of Juxtapoz Magazine. In 2010, Gingko Press released In Plain View, a monograph documenting 30 years of Witz’s career of works created in the studio and on the street.
Evol was born in 1972 in Heilbronn, Germany. In 2000, he received a degree in product design from HFG Schwäbisch in Berlin, where he currently lives and works. In 2010, Evol was nominated for the Premio Lissone Prize at Museo d’arte Contemporanea in Lissone, Italy and won the Arte Prize at Slick Art Fair in Paris, France. That same year his first solo exhibition took place in the German pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. In 2011, his work was exhibited at the Moscow Biennale. In the summer of 2011, Evol was invited to create a site-specific installation during the MS Dockville Art and Music Festival in Hamburg, Germany. He has been featured in publications such as BBC, The Independent, Interview Magazine and Paper Magazine.
Faith 47 was born in 1979 in Cape Town, South Africa and is currently based in Los Angeles, California. She’s an internationally acclaimed street-and studio-based artist with an active career spanning more than fifteen years. Using a wide range of media, including graphite, spray paint, oil paint, ink, photography and collage, her approach is an explorative and substrate appropriate – from found and rescued objects, to time-layered and history-textured city walls, to studio prepared canvas and wood.
Prefab77 is a British artist currently based in the United Kingdom. He started his career as a printmaker and designer for Her Majesty in the British Army. He continued working as a designer for well-known fashion brands while also organizing exhibitions at Electrik Sheep Gallery for street artists such as Banksy, Eine, Eelus and Pure Evil. He’s exhibited at galleries throughout the world, including Canada, Detroit, Ibiza and San Francisco. His work has been commissioned by Converse, Gap, Hurley, NIKE, Keds, and Ride Snowboards. In 2011, he created the cover art for Dancing Backward in High Heels, the fifth and final studio album by the New York Dolls.