Kogaone is a multi-media, multi-technique painter from Metz. His works leave a lasting impression on the viewer with their dark irony, varied palettes and unusual, even disturbing combinations.
The expressionism of fragmented portraits
Kogaone's work is as much inspired by the works of the masters as by the human figure embedded in the codes of his time. A keen observer of his contemporaries and their often contradictory natures, he explores the alteration, paradox and discomfort that arise when the familiar is distorted or fractured by outside influences. He distorts a scene from life, displaces or deforms fragments, or combines/opposes photorealism with a more raw, expressionist style of painting.
From realism to abstraction
Through contrasting shapes, colours and materials, Kogaone plays with the notion of realism, stretching it to the point of abstraction. These contrasting ideas are then frozen, under the brush, in a definitive visual unity. It's a way of discovering and accepting the singular beauty revealed in hesitation, the unfinished, the imperfect.