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Kos Cos

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Kos Cos

Born: 1974

Hometown: Colombo - Sri Lanka

Based in: Hong Kong

 

Kos was born in Sri Lanka into an artistic family and began drawing and painting at an early age. After school, his playground was his father's agency workshop, where he studied and practised brush skills in the golden age of hand-drawn advertising. In 1999, he moved to Hong Kong, where he has worked in a creative capacity in the film, advertising, and digital advertising industries.

Kos paints in loud and dominant styles, cheap brushes used to apply dripping oils in crude fast brush strokes, experimental combinations of acrylics and charcoal, tropical colour pallets carried to the extreme. From the inspiration he draws on to his choice of subject matter and the materials he uses, Kos's work is a celebration of diversity in every sense.

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Richard Branson mentally preparing to cross the Atlantic in a hot air balloon.

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 2,500

An old man crosses an orange color wooden bridge in Kyoto

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,500

Javier Bardem playing with his orange-eyed tree frog

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,500

Joy

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,500

Sergey Brin writing his codes for Surveillance capitalism

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 2,750

Her Royal Highness playing with Mermaid Barbie

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 2,750

What if "The Joker" was directed by Alfred Hitchcock?

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,250

Symmetry in Motion; The Awakening

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,800

Imagine a man enjoying a pink color space salad, imported from Mars

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,800

Man chased by a brown bear in black forest

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,500

Boy in yellow, throwing stones at ducks in the park

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 3,500

Lize is picking oranges in her garden wearing a magenta blazer

Kos Cos, Hong Kong

Painting

US$ 4,250

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About Kos Cos


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What inspires you?

Everything


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What are 3 words that best describe your work?

Time, Abstract, Contemporary


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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Lucian Freud, Gerhard Richter, Edgar Degas, Jean-Michel Basquiat, George Condo


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What is the most important tool when creating your work?

Mind


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Where do you go for inspiration?

To the Sea

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