Moussa Kone (*1978, Austria) studied painting at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna (1993-2003).
He is known for his elaborate black-and-white ink drawings, sometimes combined with bright details in watercolor. The work on paper is dominated by large areas filled systematically with rows of cross-hatching structures, that represent what the artist calls "writing, or text". The dense black meshes of line have a hint of the ritual and record the amount of time involved in its homogenous execution.
Kone has exhibited work at the Lentos Museum, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Essl Museum, Strabag Artforum and Taxispalais. He initiated art projects dealing with the relationship between text and art and has published artist books in collaboration with authors. Kone's work can be found in several public collections, he has been awarded several prizes and grants and was an artist in residence at the ISCP New York. He is currently conducting artistic research about art and language at the Susanne Wenger Art Foundation.
Moussa Kone lives and works in Vienna.