Kogaone is a multi-media and multi-technical painter from Metz in France. His works capture the viewer’s spirit with their dark ironies, varied palettes, and unusual, even disturbing combinations.
His work is as well inspired by classical painting as the human condition, inscribed in the codes of his time. An attentive observer of his contemporaries and their often contradictory natures, he explores the alteration, the paradox, the embarrassment, which arise when the familiar is deformed or fractured by external influences.
He distorts a life scene, moves or duplicate fragments, or combines/opposes photorealism to a more raw and expressionist painting.
He plays with the notion of realism that he distends to abstraction. These contrasting ideas are then fixed, under the brush or the spray, in a transcendental and definitive visual unit. It is a way of discovering and accepting the singular beauty that is revealed in hesitation, unfinished, imperfection.
The artwork that Kogaone will be creating at Waterford Walls 2019 has been kindly supported by Ambassade de France en Irlande.