FourFortyFour South Flower LA
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA

Title: Two-movement

Client: FourFortyFour South Flower / Coretrust Capital Partners

Interior/exterior concourse level pathway mural intervention, Spring 2019

Coordinator: Michael McDonald of Gensler

Location: Exterior concourse level of Citigroup Center, 444 S. Flower. Downtown Los Angeles

Details: Acrylic polymer paint on primed ceramic tile. 2 walls @ 9’ x 54’

Photos: James Wong
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA

The FourFortyFour South FlowerSt passageway is a long, narrow space of movement, enclosure, and transition. Clad in a square tile grid, two 9 x 54 square foot walls face each other, containing and controlling the movement of transient occupants. A mural in this space can never be seen in its entirety; the viewer does not stop within the space and cannot step back and take in a full view. Playing off the existing grid and taking inspiration from musical concepts of stereo, non synchronicity, and the two-movement sonata form, I designed a mural made up of partial views that temporarily engulf and then release the viewer; movement through space becomes experiential transformation. The existing tile pattern becomes the baseline for the mural; geometries open up spaces within this grid and then return to balance and closure. The mural produces movement and transition through a composition in stereo out of sync.
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA
Augustine Kofie FourFortyFour South Flower LA