Solo show: MKNZM at Swinton Gallery, Madrid

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018







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Opening reception:
Friday, March 23rd – May 27, 2018 

8-10 pm

C/ Miguel Servet 21 28012, MADRID, Spain

0034 91 4496128 

Contact: for collectors catalogue and all inquiries




MKNZM (Mechanism), at Swinton Gallery, is Augustine Kofie’s first solo show in Spain.

Comprised of the artist’s signature constructivist, graffuturist aesthetic, the show includes collage on wood, painting on canvas, and etched found clipboards. Beginning with a three-month-long process of mechanical drawing, Kofie created a collection of sketches which would become the basis for collage and painting. Stretching the circle which anchors much of his work into an oblong pushed the sketches in a highly technical, mechanical direction (hence the title). The oblongs began operating like belts, linking parts of conceptual machines, evoked in 2D as parallel, fold-out worlds. Combining Spanish ephemera (sent by Swinton) with paper from his deep inventory, Kofie built up a collage series in which individual works explore gradients of a single color, determined and inspired by the found paper. Once the color palette for the show had been established, the paintings followed suit.

 A soundtrack created for the show by the artist is available on, and for only the second time in his career, as a physical, limited edition release on C60 cassette. MKNZM Soundttrack available HERE to stream.



+  An exhibition log can be found at 

Official FBook event via Swinton Gallery

Via MADRIZ: Essential exhibitions that you can not miss this month 


G R A F F U T U R I S M  

Group Exhibition: CUATRO IGUAL A UNO @ Celaya Bros. Gallery, Mexico D.F.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015



Augustine Kofie, Circulación Templo

165 x 170 cm / 64.9 x 66.9 in, 2014

Acrylic polymer and spray paint on heavy canvas.

Finished in semi gloss gel medium






I will have a number of works from my ‘YESTERDAYS ADVANCE‘ collection on dislay at the one year anniversary exhibition for Celaya Brothers gallery in Mexico CityAlso on display will be works by Christiaan Conradie, 3ttman, Franco Fasoli Jaz and more recently Sten Lex, in addition to promoting talented Mexican artists as Smithe, L3Sup3rD3mon, Sanez, Tellaeche and Fusca.


Celaya Brothers Gallery

Zacatecas 194, Roma Norte,

Mexico City D.F.

(between Tonalá and Monterrey).



La Neif breaks dwon the exhibition

Celaya Brothers Gallery FBOOK










Group Exhibition: Beyond Graffiti 2 @ A+D Museum, Los Angeles

Monday, March 23rd, 2015




Architects and Designers Museum Presents | BEYOND GRAFFITI 2 group exhibit | CURATED BY THE LOS ANGELES ART COLLECTIVE


Recent works by iconic Los Angeles Graffiti artists, defining the rich history of the urban art scene as it pushes past the preconception of the spray can as a form of aggression. Graffiti is more than just adding color or words to a wall – it is an expressive gesture vis à vis architecture, design, and the landscape of the city in which we live.

With installations and recent works by:  Eder, Aise, Axis, ATLAS, Defer, EyeOne, Fishe, Gajin Fujita, Swank, Kofie & Chaz 


A+D Museum 

Saturday, March 28 @ 8:30 PM

6032 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA. 90036



#beyongfaffiti2 links 

Solo Show: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris documented by Un oeil qui traine…

Monday, December 1st, 2014


An excellent set of TAKING SHAPE opening night photos from Lionel Belluteau of Un oeil qui traine are available here.

Solo Exhibition: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris

Thursday, November 27th, 2014





Listen to the Mastermix Soundtrack here 


Complete installation view on Augustin Kofie.Info 







27 November – 13 December, 2014


Public opening: Thursday 27 November at 6:30pm

November 27-30 at Bastille Design Center, Paris

December 2-13  at Galerie Openspace, Paris




Immersive, impressive, and scenographic at Bastille Design Center, Paris


 After the success of his first Paris solo show, “California Soul”, in April 2013,  Openspace Gallery is delighted to invite Augustine Kofie again to exhibit in the French capitale. The Los Angeles-based artist is one of the leaders of the Graffuturism movement. Practising graffiti in the 90s, exhibiting his studio work in the early 2000s, 2009 marked a turning point in his career, laying the foundations for his current work.
His artworks full of lines and structured shapes are composed with a mastery of scale and movement. A vintage feel also pervades his work; from the 60s magazine illustrations he uses for his collages to the salvaged materials he uses as media, through his choice of colours.



Thursday 27 November at 5pm

Thursday 27 November at 6:30pm
You can follow up the preparation of the show if you subscribe to the Facebook event above



The event
TAKING SHAPE is in 2 parts:

Friday 28 November and Saturday 29 November
open 11 am- 7 pm
and Sunday 30 November open 11 am- 5 pm
Bastille Design Center
74, bd Richard Lenoir

2 – 13 December
Tuesday to Saturday
from 2 to 7 pm
Galerie Openspace
56, rue Alexandre Dumas




Following the off site exhibition by the French artist Éric Lacan, the Openspace gallery is curating Augustine Kofie’s second exhibition in France, from 27 November to 13 December. Once again, the exhibition will take place in the architecturally monumental, majestic 19th-century setting of the Bastille Design Center, where wood reigns supreme (even on the floor), 



Group Exhibition: Experience 11: Scratch at El Segundo Museum of Art, CA

Sunday, July 20th, 2014


WCA Wall curated by David Cowan (MINER) with works by,

Pedro Balugo (PJ), Steven Tishkoff (Mist), Devin Flynn (Relm), Jeffrey Saunders(Dye5), and Augustine Kofie.

Museum instalation. Created on sight.  Acrylic, spray paint and paper (pre-printed, found, reclaimed). 2014.

20′ x 24′

Photo by


Experience 11: Scratch – Jun 8 until Sept 21, 2014


Many of LA’s most influential graffiti and tattoo artists will cover the walls and floors of ESMoA to publicly launch their 21st century encounter with an artistic tradition: The Getty Graffiti Black Book.

In 2013 more than 150 of LA’s leading graffiti artists responded to a 16th century manuscript from the vaults of the Getty Research Institute called a liber amicorum (book of friends) by contributing works on paper to be bound into a single book and created the Getty Graffiti Black Book. Street artists have used black books for decades to create a visual memory of drafts and to serve as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas. The extraordinary competition that occasionally arises among such artists can also lead to respect as rivals invite each other to “hit” their black books with original works. The contributing artists decided to give the Getty Black Book the title, LA Liber Amicorum, to capture the spirit of its transformation of rival ‘writing-crews’ into a Los Angeles Book of Friends.

Now, ESMoA and the Getty Research Institute have invited Getty Black Book artists Axis, Cre8, Defer, Eyeone, Fishe, and Miner to co-curate those crews of creative friends from the LA graffiti art community and turn the art laboratory of ESMoA into an open black book. Graffiti and tattoo artists will transform the space into a cathedral of urban art for the first presentation of the LA Liber Amicorum to the public with SCRATCH.

Graffito is old Italian slang for “a little mark,” and graphein in Ancient Greek meant “scratch, draw, paint” long before it meant “to write.” Graffiti artists craft letterforms, draft perspective, and merge line, color, and form with the same techniques employed by Renaissance masters like Albrecht Dürer.

The first edition of Dürer’s landmark book on perspective was just one of the many rare books that the artists viewed at the Getty Research Institute in the process of creating the LA Liber Amicorum. Some of those jewels in the history of calligraphy, engraving, and emblematic symbolism from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, as well as sixteenth-century painted friendship-books that inspired the project, will be installed in the space surrounded by the graffiti-writers’ art. iPads will be mounted, so visitors can ‘e-flip’ through the books and not only share the artists’ own creative experience and response to the impact of viewing these rare books, but also continually co-curate the space by choosing which page-openings will be in dialogue with the art on the walls and floor.

The SCRATCH art experience is curated by GRI Rare Books Curator, David Brafman.

SCRATCH Artists   AiseBorn | Alex “Defer” Kizu | Arbe | Atlas | Augustine Kofie | Axis | Big Sleeps | Bob Roberts | Charlie Roberts | Cryptik | David Cowan (Miner) | Demer One | Design 9 | Devin Flynn (Relm) | Dr.Eye | Earn One | Eder | Enkone | Eric “Cre8” Walker | Eyeone | Fearo | Fishe | Gajin Fujita | Gorgs | Heaven | Hert | Jeffrey Saunders(Dye5) | Jose “Prime” Reza | Kasl | Keo One | Kopey | Korea | Kozem | Krush | Kyle Kyote | Lokus | Mark 7 | Patrick Martinez | Nuke | Pedro Balugo (PJ) | Plek | Pyer | Raymond “Gramps ”Green | Roder 169 | Saber | Sano | Steven Tishkoff (Mist) | Swank | Tanner | Tempt | Thanks | The Phantom Street Artist | Versus 269 | Vyal | Wram One

. . . And all of the other artists who left their mark on the walls and in the Getty Black Book’s LA Liber Amicorum   Acme | Adict One | Angst | Asylm | Augor | Bash | Betoe | Blosm and Petal | Cab | Cache | Cale One | Care | Chaz | Chris | Chubbs | Crae & K4P Crew | Craola | Craze | Crime (Rick One) | Czer One | Duem and Crae | Elika | Else | ESK31 | Estevan Oriol | Gabe88 | Gasoline | Gkae | Graff One | Green | Haste | Hex (LOD) | Hex (TGO) | Hyde | Jack | Jack Rudy (Mr. Huero) | Jake One | Jero and Each | Joker One | Junior (“Kost One”) | K4P (Collaboration of the K4P crew-Pranxs Method | Biser | Crae | Dsrup) | K4P (Chelo | Noek | Notik) | Kaos | Krenz (Yem) | Kwite One | Ler Keen | Look | Mach Five | Mandoe | Man One | Mike Miller | Mister Cartoon | OG Abel | Owen | Panic One | P. Chuck | Phever | Playboy Eddie | Pletk P17 | Precise | Punk | Push | Pyro | Rayo | Relic | Retna | Rev | Rich One | Rick Ordoñez | Risk | Rival | Sacred 194 | Sel | Ser | Shandu One | Sherm |Skan One | Skez | Skill | Slick | SomeOne | Soon One | Spade | Spurn | Syte One | Teler | Test | Thel | Trigz | Tyke Witnes | Useck | Vox One | Werc | Wise | Wisk | Woier | Zes

LA Liber Amicorum

The Getty Black Book Project was the brainchild of donor and art collector Ed Sweeney, who approached the GRI with the idea and brought the graffiti artists together, ultimately donating the book to the Getty Research Institute.




Assioma: Preview documentation by Francesca Holsenn & Manuel Muccio

Friday, March 21st, 2014


Documentation of Moneyless and I for the ASSIOMA exhibition at Avantgarden gallery, Milano.


Photos: Francesca Holsenn (color) – Manuel Muccio (b/w)

Flyer design/ artwork: Martina Merlini


Assioma: 2 Man show with Moneyless @ Avantgarden Gallery, Milan

Thursday, March 20th, 2014





A. Kofie & Moneyless  / Assioma No. 01

30 x 42 (76 x 106 cm) acrylic on paper.

Acrylic on 300 lb acid free paper. Finished in satin varnish.Framed.




A.Kofie & Moneyless/ Assioma No. 02

39 x 27.5 in. (100 cm x 70 cm)

Acrylic and spraypaint on wood. 

Finished in satin varnish. Framed.


A.Kofie & Moneyless/ Assioma Installation

Acrylic & spray paint

231 sq ft, 7 x 11 = A.Kofie, 14 x 11 = moneyless 

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Gallery view of the Assioma exhibition at Avantgarden Gallery, Milano, Italy

A. Kofie & Moneyless

Avantgarden Gallery, Milan

March 20 – April 23



Via Cadolini, 29
20137 Milano


A. Kofie & Moneyless

Avantgarden Gallery, Milan

March 20 – April 23



Via Cadolini, 29
20137 Milano

The ASSIOMA is the ultimate Starting Point.


By definition and its nature it doesn’t require any arguments to unravel, there are no secrets to uncover, no relativistic misunderstandings when you state it. In Math it’s a self-evident concept, a postulate whose Truth is proven and taken for granted in an immediate and intuitive way; an axiom is therefore obviously indemonstrable and yet basically already demonstrated because it comes with an irrefutable universal recognition, given its lack of mathematical and narrative rhetorical connections.

What is an axiom then, if not the Original and unquestionable concept from which all theories flow like a waterfall? It’s the safe foundation on which we can “gamble“ in order to give life to new variables, that are driven by ground rules that turn hat’s necessary into something useful to analyze reality.

These two artists met in San Francisco in 2010. They share a mutual respect, on a personal and professional level, and a similar sensibility for Geometric thinking a bond that will take them all the way to Milan, Italy where they collaborate artistically for the first time.

With ASSIOMA Moneyless and Augustine Kofie meet at the Avantgarden Gallery to explore a new theory, finding together all the similarities and differences in their works, juxtaposing them. Moneyless takes care of building a solid foundation and Kofie begins a process of research combing Geometric and Hyperuranic Platonic perfection with the virus of reality. The work of Augustine Kofie therefore becomes one of the possible variables directly connected with Moneyless’ axiomatic purity.

The image of a circle shown over and over in its perfection in Moneyless’ new works is a mantra that doesn’t leave any space for questioning. Immediately one recognizes its beauty and lives its perfections. The effect is overwhelming, complete and totalizing. The thought process behind ASSIOMA is complemented by Kofie’s approach that starts from architecture, from everyday reality, and uses geometry to create futuristic scenarios that encompass serial tastes and important analog incursions. The result is a brilliant balance between abstract geometric shapes objects that belong to an organic, warm, human reality.

Thanks to both artists, Geometry, usually seen as an abstract model of reality and a dry set of rules, theorems and demonstrations, brings its soul back to life, a soul lost shortly after his origin when it was the source of inspiration and took on a role of its own changing History.

Through ASSIOMA, Moneyless and Kofie work on a joint experimental project. Avantagarden Gallery has in fact invited them for ten days of collaboration where they are expected to conduct a sort of “controlled improvisation”. Geometry defines lines and borders, deduction is the basis of reasoning and in this particular case, of artistic expression.


ASSIOMA is a challenge that turns the method into the primary source for creative inspiration. Art then relies on the typical creativity of theoretical science, which comes up with news ideas always starting from universal and fixed theories.

The axiom of transitivity is, on the other hand, inferred from the theory of a consumer’s preferences and it determines the logical coherence of the choices of a typical consumer.

Moneyless’ mission has always been linked to reestablish a certain kind of order in consuming materials and Kofie’s rationalistic approach is actually a simple proposal for an unpretentious architectonic world that shouldn’t lose its accessibility and its beauty in being relatable.

The expressive needs and the preferential choices of the two artists start from different backgrounds and independent paths but it becomes almost obvious, self-evident, natural the fact that they complement each other so well. ASSIOMA is the point of encounter of two very distinct paths that carry within them two very kindred spirits.

Francesca Holsenn for AvantGarden Gallery, Spring 2014



MONEYLESS – Teo Pirisi

Born in 1980, known as Moneyless, he lives between Milan, where he was born, and Lucca. His mission is clearly suggested by his pseudonym: Moneyless, a name that underlines his goal of making art with simple material and without wasting resources, like it often happens in our omnivorous consumer-driven society in which we live in, utilizing this material at its best. Famous for his works in public spaces, the artist explores lines and volume, his creations find inspiration in nature: they are minimalistic geometric shapes, essential and at the same time majestic, mystical in way, that stand out in the space as if suspended and silence us, make us reflect and think about the relation between us and time passing.



Informal American Artist, born in 1973, well-known name among street artists in Los Angeles he is considered one of the most significant exponents of Graffuturism. 

His style has been defined Futuristic Vintage, and he finds inspiration in modern architecture, Jazz music and his passion for lettering. 

His art is characterized by an instinctual reasoning, when the artist works according to a fluid thought but with an order that revelers his search for balance, his focus on form and composition.




Group Exhibition: Three The Hard Way: 
A.Kofie / Jerry Inscoe / Christopher Derek Bruno at Breeze Block, Portland

Thursday, November 7th, 2013



Three The Hard Way:
Augustine Kofie /
Jerry Joker Inscoe / Christopher Derek Bruno

Three-person exhibition curated by Sven Davis

Breeze Block Gallery Portland OR.

7 November – 30 November, 2013


For the month of November, Breeze Block Gallery is very proud to present Three The Hard Way; a three-person exhibition featuring Augustine Kofie, Jerry Joker Inscoe and Christopher Derek Bruno.


All three artists come from a graffiti background, and are firmly established members of the pioneering Transcend graffiti collective. These highly versatile artists are equally known for their large-scale mural projects, as well as their own very individual voices in a gallery setting. Traditional letterforms are abstracted into geometric configurations within their work; and dimension, form and space are considered and explored within their dynamic compositions.


Their collective approach to art-making is steeped in academic discourse, and whilst retaining the vibrancy of their graffiti backgrounds, traditional art movements such as Futurism, Abstract Expressionism and Precisionism are also embraced by the visual vocabulary imbued within their work. The exhibition title itself is a literal reference to the historical terminology Hard-Edge painting; which was first coined in the late fifties and used to describe intense and abrupt delineation of color within the burgeoning Geometric Abstraction and Op-art movements. Whilst these artists acknowledge and embrace movements of the past, they confidently stand outside of historical classification and have established themselves as a core group of protagonists defining a contemporary movement they have made their own.


Whilst the three artists have shown together previously in larger group exhibitions, Three The Hard Way is the first time that this trifecta has shown together in a collaborative environment. For the month of November the three artists will take over both of Breeze Block’s gallery spaces for an installation that incorporates the full range of multi-facetted oeuvres from each of these influential creators. Continue on..




+PDX Art review by Richard Schemmerer

+High Fructose Studio preview

+Arrested Motion coverage

+Graffuturism coverage

+Vandalog interview

+Brooklyn Street Art preview

+Slam X Hype







A recent interview posted on GRAFFUTURISM conducted by Carlos MARE 139 discussing my partisipation in the Three The Hard Way exhibition at Breeze Block Gallery, Protland. A pretty through interview covering interesting points, including my recent show Structurally Sound’ at White Walls, SF.


Many thanks to Graffuturism, Carlos MARE 139 and Sven Davis.

Solo Exhibiton: Structurally Sound at White Walls SF

Saturday, September 14th, 2013




Structurally Sound, Sight specific fond object installation

2013, 4′ 6″ x 14″ x 4′, Found wood, clipboards, paper, light box & drafting table.


 +View installation at 


Structurally Sound: New Works on paper, wood and canvas by Augustine Kofie

Opening Reception September 14, 2013

On View Through October 5, 2013


White Walls 

886 Geary St,

San Francisco, CA


White Walls is pleased to present Augustine Kofie’s Structurally Sound, as the artist’s third solo show with White Walls, directly following his sold-out exhibition in Paris.

The opening reception will be Saturday, September 14, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through October 05, 2013.



Comprised of works crafted in his Los Angeles studio from May to August, 2013, this recent collection began with a series of small notes and doodles on found paper, “a usual task in the studio,” Kofie said, “but this go around I kept the idea in mind of sound structures and systems of reliability.”


Case study-like illustrations on found file cards became the catalyst for large scale works on canvas that question if these shapes and forms can stand the weight; are they now and could they continue to be successfully reliable over time? Frequently praised for compositions that recall architectural drafting, Kofie’s new body of work was partially inspired by the idea of what would happen if these compositions could be physically constructed.


With canvases reaching up to five by six feet, Kofie has crafted work that pulls viewers into a new realm of possibility. Sharply-defined angles butt up against cylindrical forms in complex arrangements of geometric potential. A mix of neutral tints, peach and copen blue add dimension, and provide expanses of space that balance areas of dense linework.


From the artist:

I am a painter, yes. I fall under this category by default, but what I feel I do is construct and assemble. I build paintings. These pieces then go through a process of deconstruction to free the painting up to breathe, but that simplification could in turn weaken the foundation of the piece as a whole.


In this show, a mock dialogue began with the search for relationships between an engineer’s tongue and a constructivist visual response. An affinity to compartmentalizing forms represented in both an angular and horizontal fashion leads to works that are visually strong, but subconsciously touch on the idea of instability.






Installation documented on the White Walls Blog 

Progress photos on the Keepdrafting Tumblr





Billboard for Art Share LA. Photos by Todd Mazer

Monday, March 11th, 2013




The Seventh Letter

Known Gallery


Billboard is located south of Santa Monica Blvd. on Vermont in East Hollywood near Los Angeles City College.

Photo: Todd Mazer


Ed Fuentes at KCET explains more on the project HERE

Mural Intervention: Manifest Equality Video; Viejas del Mercado

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

As many of you know the Manifest Equality Mural “JUSTICE” El Mac, Retna and myself painted was white washed over in the first week of April, 2010. My time lapse was the first official release of the process of the wall. Shig & Med of ‘Viejas del Mercado‘ & Mid City Arts just released their video of the wall, a homage and funeral doc of sorts. Deep and beautiful. They captured a certain tone in this one, as if they new the wall wasn’t going to last much longer….



Solo Exhibition: Vintage Futurism at Zero1 Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009





Found Object Installation, 2009

9 x 12 x 4 ft.

Colby posters, discontinued spray paint, used paint brushes, found wood,found street

signage,used wood boxes, wood top drafting desk, drafting stool & drafting supply.





The Triangulation’s of the Letter K, 2009

54 1/2 x 54 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches

Spray paint and acrylic on primed duck canvas.

Finished in matte gel medium.


The Triangulation’s of Baby Minto, 2009

22 1.2 x 46 1/2 x 2 inches 

Found paper, packaging and chipboard, ball point pen and acrylic ink on wood panel.

Finished in matte gel medium. Framed with Yardsticks and found wood.  



Zero One Gallery presents:

“Vintage Futurism”

Recent works by Kofie One

Saturday, February 28th. The show will stay up through March 29th.

Zero One Gallery

530 South Hewitt Street

#141 / Los Angeles



Vintage Futurism was a seminal exhibition of recent works on paper, wood and canvas. An installation, light mural and new furniture pieces were on display for the month of March, 2009. I also produced a special 1-Hour mix set of  Jazz loops and Atmospheric soul especially made to accompany the exhibition. It’s available for download on DUBLAB.COM .











Japan 2008: Live art with Dragon76 for DUMBO in Kobe

Sunday, June 1st, 2008



2008. Dumbo Incense & the DEED Store invited me to Paint Live with DRAGON76 @ Cafe Fish in Kobe, Japan. The event was the release party for 3 special packaging designs of DUMBO incense by Jeff StapleDJ MURO & myself. The Cafe itself was designed by the architect Frank Gehry & included a huge sculpture of a fish just outside of the cafe. The party was a complete success and everyone was excited about the Live Painting. Here is a larger view.  Special thanks to the crew @ DEED for their hospitality.

Live art: Roy Ayers, Fela Kuti & Tony Allen

Saturday, March 29th, 2008



Roy Ayers, Tony Allen & Fela Kuti

Acrylic on chipboard.


In the collection of Frank Sosa 

Photo by Ani


Had the honor of painting 3 live portraits for Roy AyersTony Allen &  Fela Kuti at The Crash Mansion in Downtown Los Angeles. The better the music, the more live I get in the painting, and this one was no exception. One of the livest sets i’ve painted to. Many thank to KCRW, Soul People LA &  ArtDontSleep.


Japan 2007: PARCO projects and commission in Tokyo

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Contribution No. 09 / Live art for Parco Gallery

Kichijouji Prefecture, Tokyo Japan, Summer 2007 

Acrylic on canvas. 

Painted live Outside The Parco Store in the town of Musashino, in the Kichijyoji Prefecture.

Invited to paint to commemorate the opening of my friends Camo Store. 


Live Art: Parco Gallery. Shibuya, Japan


Contribution No. 8 [2007]

Acrylic on canvas. Painted live at Shibuya PARCO Gallery., Tokyo Japan.



Invited to paint to celebrate the opening of my friends Camo Store. It was a saturday during holiday, so it was more packed that usual. On top of that Maroon 5 were aound the corner signing autographs at Parco Radio. My man Sebastian Angle Killed the filming which you can watch below. The piece is on display @ the 6875 Office in Kaigan, Minato-ku.


Cream Of Her Profile, 2007

Watercolor Acrylic on Canvas

2 1/2′ x 2″ x 5 ‘



During my 2007 visit I was commissioned by Win & Kim of LOL Salon to paint a piece for their savvy retro Unisex Hair Salon in Yoyogi-Uehara located in the Shibuya Ward. This was a last minute project that came about while the word spread I was in town that ended up being one of everyones favorite. What made it even more special was that I painted the piece in the salon for the employees and select friends and clients. They straight closed up shop for the day to watch it go down. The canvas & the area was already masked & prepped for me, very on point. Afterwards, a feast of Sashim to celebrate.



Installation: Architects + Designers Museum, Los Angeles

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

ad-museum07.jpg2007. ‘From LA With Love Installation Exhibit’ .  The A+D Museum off  Wilshire in Los Angeles.Large scale installation of found aged wood, metal signs & siding, Light box as well as a steel Drafting Desk. A handfull of recent works inspired by architecture & the beauty of urban decay also adored the display which was on view for 3 months. Video of installetion by Theo Jemison.

Commercial Work: Target; Revolution Short film by Tronic

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

tronic06.jpg2006. Tronic is a well established NYC based Multimedia studio.  Scrawl Collective artist Mr. Jago & myself were commissioned by Tronic to paint 2 identical 8 x 8 x 8 white cubes for Target. The short film was never aired on public television, but projected on 8 jumbo LED screens that move across the faced of a building at Victory Park in Dallas, Texas. The actual painting was executed on an abandoned airplane runway near Coney Island, NY in the fall of 2006 from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. Yes, I came home with the worst case of bronchitis.Tronic_Revolutions

Solo show: Hands On at Transport gallery, Los Angeles

Saturday, February 4th, 2006


Solo Exhibition

Hands On

New works in Black, White & Grey

February – March 2006

Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

Curated by  Michael Russek



This was my first solo show in some time & I knew I wanted to go simple, but big. Over 25 new works were on display as well as a few light murals of Hands & my shapes. Kutmah & Coleman played very select instrumental beats & Jazz sets while over 200 people made their way in and out of the gallery. One wall installation consisted of over 40  individually screen printed Colby posters printed just for the event. 

Mural Intervention: No. 22 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles.

Saturday, January 10th, 2004


Public installation No. 22; 4493 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90004

Acrylic polymers on abandoned storefront panels; weekday afternoon, 2004.

This one was the first time I was approached by anyone for painting one of these. The owner of the property’s sister saw me painting the panels & called him immediately. He actually came through and was expecting a negative confrontation, but after a short talk, he understood what i was doing and gave me the blessing. He wasn’t mad, especially after i inquired about the history of the property as well as the amazing tile installation above, which I borrowed references from for my color direction.

Mural Installation: Pacific Design Center for LA LA LA: Design By Design And Not By Design

Friday, April 4th, 2003


Mural Installation

Summer 2003

LA LA LA: Design By Design And Not By Design: LA Architecture.

Curated by Perlof/Webster @ The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.




Documentary courtesy of LAFCO


LA LA LA: Design By Design And Not By Design was a  giant 12,000 square foot installation produced by LAFCO, Perloff/ Webster and Kymaerica at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood during WESTWEEK 2003.


My mural installation  was to go along with a film aboutthe  Los Angeles homeless polulation, so my flowing shapes represent freeway cement and iron freeway systems. I was still developing the ‘aging’ of my shapes with the use of water & stain at this time, a practice i picked up during odd jobs on fils sets as a scenic painter.