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date: 13 November 2019

Assou, Kossilocked

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Togolese, 20th – 21st century, male.

Born 15 June 1958, in the Côte-d'Ivoire.

Assemblage artist, designer.

Kossi Assou graduated from the college of fine arts in Abidjan and completed his studies in Senegal, Mali, Benin and Ghana. His body of work relies on objets trouvés (found objects) which typify African life and which he re-works to impart new meaning, combining and juxtaposing iron, wood, vegetable fibres, cardboard and so on into highly original decorative compositions where black, kaolin white and red ochres dominate. His furniture designs are distinguished by the incorporation of decorative pictorial elements. Since ...

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