Kool Koor

Former comrade in arms of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring, Charles Hargrove, aka KOOL KOOR, born in New York in 1963, is a pure product of the South Bronx. Son of painters, he studied architecture and artwork, being passionate for graffiti. Passing from walls to canvases, he exhibited at 16 years at Fashion Moda, the first gallery to focus on Bronx artists. From there he reaches East Village, and then the art scene in Soho. "Graffiti connection", "Graffiti writer", the aerosol artist KOOL KOOR is one of the most interesting representatives of the "Tag" of his generation. He wields the spray can eloquently and scatters bright colours of bright pink tones, gold, red to create futuristic landscapes, neither figurative nor abstract. By a language of scriptures through his drawings, KOOL KOOR paints his interpretation of the present, past and future by integrating space travellers and his own calligraphy to project multidimensional images. Many of his works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Mons (Belgium), the Groninger Museum (Holland), at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington and, also, are found in private collections worldwide.