Mural intervention: FORUMATION with NAWER, Krakow Poland

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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Film by Radek Drozdowicz of the creation of the collaborative mural.

 

 

 

FORUMATION

Collaborative mural intervention by NAWER & A. Kofie

Painted late April, 2014 in Krakow, Poland at  FORUM Przestrzenie.

Location: Marii Konopnickiej 28, Kraków, Poland

Final photos: Bartek Senkowski

 

 

I was invited to Krakow by Majki Malinowy of Temporary Space and NAWER to paint a mural for the 1 year anniversary of FORUM Przestrzenie, a popular bar and social environment. For this collaboration we took inspiration from the location itself, a grand Brutalist modern design hotel built in the late 70’s by Janusz Ingarden then closed in 2001 due to constant foundation issues. NAWER selected a complimentary color palette of beiges, creams, grays and purples, subdued but brought to life by our respected structural approaches.

 

The title itself is a mash up of Forum and Formation. Forum refers to the locations title and Formation relates to the collaborative efforts of both artists working with shape and form.

 

Many thanks to the staff at FORUM Przestrzenie for their help and support during the production week and Majki for the support.

 

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NAWERS’ full coverage

Graffuturism coverage

VNA

#Forumation

Mural Intervention: Bridge Fest, 2014 | Milano, Italy

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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Bridge Fest | Navigle Pavese, Milano | March 2014

 

Many thanks to AIR ONE for the Invitation

Photo: Marina Alessi

 

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Progress photo

Mural intervention: MANA CIRCULATES for Pow! WOW! Hawaii, Kaka’Ako, Honolulu

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Mana Circulates

Gestural aditions by DEFER

Spray paint and latex on primed cinderblock

Kaka’Ako district of Honolulu, Hawaii

For POW! WOW! 2014 

View FULL SIZE here

 

Was an honor to been selected to participate in the 2014 lineup for POW! WOW! HAWAII.

 

“Augustine Kofie began his career as a graffiti writer over two decades ago, but his desire to master the art of the spray can lead him to develop the abstract style and vintage-inspired color palette for which he is known. Kofie is currently working on a mural for the ongoing street art festival Pow Wow Hawaii in Honolulu. Hi-Fructose got a chance to go up on the lift with him to chat while he painted. Kofie showed us his initial sketch (something he rarely reveals), which he renders in a combination of traditional and digital media.

“About 10 or 12 years ago, I knew I was going to go in this direction. I kind of let the style take it there, I didn’t force it. But I was paying attention to what I was doing and what I needed to do to let it grow and mature,” said Kofie when asked about the evolution of his style. “I’m a pensive guy as it is, so of course I’m over-thinking everything. So add that to working with the structural aesthetic [of graffiti], and it sort of goes hand in hand… This is what I draw naturally, this is what I gravitate towards.”

He explained that when he arrives on site to paint, he rarely looks back at his first sketch, allowing for room for happy accidents that ultimately become part of his geometric composition. Among the architectural lines are spontaneous elements, like dripping paint, that give Kofie’s work a sense of motion.”

-Nastia Voynovskaya for Hi-Fructose

 

 

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Nastia of Hi-Fructose coverage of the mural

Arrested Motion coverage of the mural

 

High Snobiety Coverage of the festival

 

 

 

Mural Intervention: 7th & Mateo Upgrade | Los Angeles

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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Rotary Connected 

Enamel spray paint & laytex on stucco.

7th & Mateo st. Downtown Los Angeles [East of Alameda St.]

January, 2014

 

My first piece of 2014. This is the second piece of mine on this same plot of wall on 7th and Mateo, first painted in April of 2011

Mural Intervention: All City Canvas for Herman Miller Foundation and Impact HUB, Mexico City D.F.

Friday, December 20th, 2013

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Augustine Kofie in Roma Colony, Mexico City for All City Canvas, Herman Miller Foundation and Impact HUB D.F.

In the middle of Colonia Roma (Roma neighborhood) in the Cuauhtémoc borough of Mexico City, where the modern converge with the old and where the historic intertwines with the contemporary creating an eclectic and lively atmosphere I will be creating a sight specific mural intervention from December 13th to the 21st. Near Alvaro Obregon Avenue, on Tonala Street, this urban aesthetic intervention will begiving the passersby a new perspective on their surroundings. 

 

+Progress photos via All City Canvas- Day 1

+Progress photos via All City Canvas- Day 2

+More on the project here

+The City Loves You

Mural Intervention: CIRCULATIONS in the Tenderloin, San Francisco

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

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Circulations in the Tenderloin (Working Title),

20′ x 35′,  September 2013

Acrylic polymer and enamel spray paint on primed brick and cinderblock, original signage.

Corner of Larkin and Post in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, CA.

Progress photos: Derek Chamberlain

 

The Patek-Ecklon type and the crown logo are the original buildings signage painted in the mid 40’s. I wanted to make sure I respected the original signage, even though the business is defunct, it’s still a landmark ghost sign for the area.

 

Many thanks to Poesia, Graffuturism, Derek Chamberlain, Brock & Justin at White Walls Gallery and Michael Covington for their helping hands in this piece.

 

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“We’re always happy to have new street art in the neighborhood and foresee that this piece will be counted as a SF favorite for residents near and far. The compositional building blocks of Structurally Sound (on view until October 5) are expanded to cover the full side of a building wall. Soft hues work to blend the darker forms into the faded Patek-Ecklon sign, making the overall effect one of cohesive beauty. Take advantage of San Francisco’s Indian Summer and come see this mural while the weather is sunny and bright.”

  -White Walls BLOG

 

 

 

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Great coverage of my Tenderloin district mural in SF by BrooklynStreetArt. Photos by Brock Brake. 

Mural Intervention: With El Mac for Soze Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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Time To Shine | Soze Gallery mural

Hand holding pen by El Mac | Backgrounds and forms by Kofie

 

Located on 7th St. just east of Mateo, Downtown Los Angeles.

Enamel spray paint on corrugated metal roll up door.

 

Graffuturism coverage with Todd Mazer photos

 

[Many thanks to Toowee at Soze gallery for her patronage + Malakai Simmons, Todd Mazer and Estevan Oriol for their documantations]

 

 

Mural Intervention: ‘The Color’ in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

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Toranomon Prefecture

Tokyo City/ MORI BUILDINGS property developers

 

The Color mural

3 x 6 meters / 9 x 19 feet

Acrylic and spray paint on prepared alpolic aluminum & poly carbonate panels.

 

 

Commissioned by Satoshi Maruhashi of Colors Int. & Yoshi Yamaguchi of World Bicycle Customs to paint a mural for ‘The Color’, a showroom & creative space in the Toranomon prefecture that went public in early 2013. Both Yoshi and Satoshi are good friends of mine who both helped me with my t-shirt project Draftsmen over the past decade. Painted within a week just 7 days before Christmas.

The Color| Tokyo, Japan | Photos by Yoshi Josef Toomuch

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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Tokyo, Japan 2012

Toranomon Prefecture

Progress shot of a commissioned mural by Satoshi of Colors Int. & Yoshi of Wbc Jp for ‘The Color’ showroom & creative space opening 2013.  

Photo: Yoshi Josef Toomuch 

Side Street Studios Mural | Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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Side Street mural Fall 2012

Spray paint, laytex house paint on primed plaster & brick. 

Woodstock district of Cape Town, South Africa

Light mural located in the Side Street Studios complex in Woodstcok. Work shots courtesy of Ixchel Lara. Many thanks to Elad for the support and getting this wall together.

Mural Intervention: Lovell Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

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Lovell Gallery mural Fall 2012

Spray paint, laytex house paint on primed plaster. 

Woodstock district of Cape Town, South Africa

 

Painted the day before my 2 man show ‘Gather’ at the gallery during my 3 week stay in Cape Town. The exterior walls were already painted this dark, rich brown so I felt right to bringing in bright colors to liven up the alley off of the main road.

 

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Many more lovely shots here at StreetArtNews 

 

Mural intervention: FUTURINO for the Picturin Festival, Torino, Italy

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

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Futurismo Mural progress [Day4]

The Institute Richelmy building

Between Corso and Via del Sarto Tassoni, via Medail 13.

Torino, Italy

Assisted by Vesod and Wens.

 

 

After spending a major week in London for the Futurism 2.0 show with GammaProforma I flew down to Torino, Italy to start a large mural for the Picturin Festival. Riccardo invited me down earlier in the year and I decided to schedule this project between London and my various projects in Cape Town.

 

The mural is currently being painted on an active construction sight, so hard hats and steel toe shoes are mandatory. The Richelmy building I’m painting is a completely new edition of surface and stucco attached to an old Catholic school that is in the process of being refurbished with the new additions. Were told that the space will be in open use, so the space could become living quarters or a school.

 

I submitted the sketch just a month before arrival, and truthfully I didn’t do my research on the environment, but that didn’t seem to matter. As I look upon the neighborhoods from the top of the scaffold , all I see are terra cotta tiles in creams and reds, ivory and grey buildings, construction cranes and new construction developments in an old, classic Italian City. My sketches color selection subconsciously reflect many of these color arrangements. The mural Is becoming an abstraction of the surroundings managed and balanced by line, order and form, hence the murals name, Futurino. It’s sort of perfect as my favorite artist from the Futurism movement was an Italian paper architect named Antonio Sant’Elia whos ‘New City’ illustrations still resinate and inspire today. 

 

On a sidenote/ strance coincidence, the building in named after a former Archbishop of Turin, Agostino Richelmy.

 

And many thanks go to Italian artists Vesod and the Torino OG, WENS of TOT Crew for their assistance on this wall project. True G’s and new friends for sure.

 

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Detail photos and full coverage on Graffuturism

Press on Lobodilattice 

Contemporary Torino/ Piemont post

 

 

Mural Intervention: Colab with NAWER | Shoreditch, London

Monday, October 1st, 2012

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NAWER and KOFIE 

Shoreditch area, London UK

Late September, 2012

 

Painted during the week of the FUTURISM 2.0 Exhibition at Blackall Studios. Nawer is based in Poland and this was the second show we have been in together and the first colab piece. I actually sort of stumbled upon him painting the wall and he invited me to join in on the angles. Using a limited set of paint we had a go on the piece which was initially painted by fellow TRANSCEND member 0.TWO, You can still make out a bit of his forms on the right.

 

Many thanks to Jim & Matilda of EOTL for the wall & support.

 

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Board Dripper Festival | Queretaro, Mexico | Kuku Ruku Circulation

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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Light Circulation style mural for the Kuku RuKu Hostel in Queretaro, Mexico.

Curated by the Board Dripper Festival during Board Dripper 3// Collage 2012.

 

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Instagram post

The Board Dripper Blog

The Board Dripper FB

Mural Intervention: UAQ With Smithe & Dhear, Board Dripper Festival, Queretaro, Mexico

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

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Mural with Smithe & Dhear on the campus of Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, UAQ MEXICO

Curated by the Board Dripper Festival during Board Dripper 3// Collage 2012

 

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LARGE view on HERE

Detail via instagram

My page for The Board Dripper

The Board Dripper Blog

The Board Dripper FB

Massive Mural for the Amplify Campus | Venice, California | Photos: Todd Mazer

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

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MURALIZED from Dominic Gill.

 

Amplify Offices and Campus

1600 Main St

Venice, CA 90291

 

 

From the week of August 22- 28 I painted my largest individual mural to date in Venice California. Amplify is a hands on tech Startup accelerator + multi facetted entrepreneurial campus that was intrigued by the work and wanted to make a presence in the Venice area.

 

The mixed commercial and professional building was built in 1988 and designed by local Venice architect Steven Ehrlich. The inspiration for the design of the building was taken from the roller coaster entitled “Race Through The Clouds” that previously occupied the sight. I did take this into consideration when coming up with mockups for the mural. My initial intention was to go a bit lighter in my color fields and avoiding blacks and reds. I wanted a West Coast, desert to the sea palette in a modernized abstraction that complimented, especially since residential lots begin just east of the space.

 

Venice is salt and peppered with modern homes and I really was excited to give a  modern/abstract mural to a city I have always been fond of.

 

Many thanks to Isabelle Alford-Lago, Joey Spanjers, my assistant Puede’Uno, the team at Amplify for the support and interest and Todd Mazer for the exclusive photos.

 

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Coverage on Graffuturism 

Coverage on Arrested Motion

Coverage on Complex magazine

Coverage on Revok1

Coverage on FreshGood

“Old Earth” Mural | Tesuque Village | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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“Old Earth” Mural with El Mac

Commissioned by The Tesuque Village Market

138 Tesuque Village Road

Santa Fe, NM 87506

 

Painted during

SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET

THE HOUR HAS ARRIVED 

 

AUGUST 13-19, 2012

 

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Keepdrafting TUMBLR post 

El Mac Progress photo

N8VPA 

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Mural with Yatika Starr Fields

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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Collaborative mural with native artist Yatika Starr Fields (Cherokee/Creek/Osage) during the Santa Fe Indian Market Week for The Hour Has Arrived project.

Organized by N8VPA.

 

Saint Michaels Drive

Rear of Annapurna’s World Vegitarian Cafe

Santa Fe, NM 87505

 

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Progress

Yatika on FB

 

Westlake district mural with EVOL @ Static Medium | Photos: Todd Mazer

Friday, August 10th, 2012

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Kofie & EVOL

Static Medium office

Westlake distric, Los Angeles

Photos: Todd Mazer 

 

I was asked by the team at Static Medium to handle one of walls at their new  Westlake district location in Los Angeles. I felt that this would be a great oportunity to paint with an artist I have known of for the past 10 years but never painted with. EVOL TSL FLY ID  came through like a champ and knocked out a the portrait in his unique style.

 

Photos: Todd Mazer

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Known gallery post with Todd mazer photos

Static Medium Instagram

Action shot via Thinkspace

Eindhoven, Netherlands | Hidden Beauty Mural In Gestel

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

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June 18th - 22nd, 2012

 

 

Belin (ES), Smug (UK), Zedz (NL), Fecks (AUS), Chas (NL), Nash (NL) and I wil be working on a large mural at the Karel de Grootelaan in Eindhoven, the Netherlands just before the Step In The Arena event that week.

 

Curated by Chas/ LoveLetters crew.

 

 

Photo credits: FraJH Photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mural Intervention: Megaro Hotel, Central London by AoC

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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All above photos courtesy of Ian Cox 

 

Agents Of Change/ Megaro Project/ Karpo Restaurant/ Central London

 

 

Earlier last month saw the completetion of this impressive and eye catching project by the Agents Of Change for the Megaro Hotel and Karpo restaurant. What looks to be one of London’s largest street art / graffiti murals has been painted by the four members of Agents of Change – Remi/Rough, Steve More, LX.One and Augustine Kofie with assistance from David Shillinglaw. The project encompasses the two sides of a five storey Georgian building located directly opposite St. Pancras International Station in Kings Cross, London.

 

With the building wrapped in scaffolding, it took the artists two whole weeks to complete, using over 150 litres of emulsion and 160 litres of spray paint. On it’s unveiling, the buildings colourful new addition was very well received although it was met with some opposition from a member of the King’s Cross Conservation Area Advisory Committee who felt “what was an attractive building had now been knackered with a layer of permanent paint,like an unwanted tattoo”!

 

We personally feel it is a great addition to the city and especially the Kings Cross area. And what with London hosting the 2012 Olympics this summer it makes for a fantastic first impression on national and international visitor arriving into St. Pancras, highlighting London as a vibrant and creative city.

 

-Hooked Blog, May 2012 

 

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Here is the London Evening Standard coverage of the mural

Graffuturism coverage of the mural as well as the Karpo collection

Arrsted Motions coverage of the mural with photos by Butterfly

Street Art News coverage of the mural

Urban Art Core coverage of the mural

12oz Prophet courtesy of Mare139

Complex Magazine coverage

UK’s Creative Review coverage

 

 

 

 

Dominic Dash2000 Memorial in Los Angeles with El Mac & Plek

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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Dash2000 Memorial wall

El Mac, Kofie & Plek

Spraypaint and laytex on primed cinderblock

1st & Vermont, Los Angeles, California

Photo: Carlos Gonzelez 

 

Recently painted this memorial wall with El Mac (Portrait) and Plek WAI (Lettering)

for a long time friend and Under The Influence crew member Dominic “DASH 2000” Smith.

 

He was known for being one of the founding members of the legendary Los Angeles graffiti crew UTI back in the ’80s. He constantly experimented with different mediums, was constantly sketching and painted, pushing his creativity for the rest of his adult life.

 

The portrait was based on a photo taken by Eriberto Oriol, the loose smoke/cloud formations were painted by me, and Plek did the lettering. My cloud designs are a tribute to Dash’s deep respect and admiration for the Asian culture, which often influenced his own artworks.

 

This was painted on a wall in central LA that Dash painted regularly, off of 1st street and Vermont in Los Angels. Dash passed away in 2011 from cancer.

 

 

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Here is El Mac’s photos of the Dash memorial

Here is Carlos Gonzelez first post for Arrested Motion

Here is Carlos Gonzalez final post fo Arrested Motion


Megaro Hotel|Central London: Ian Cox documentation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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The incomparable Ian Cox of Wallkandy took these amazing shots while I was in Central London for the massive commissioned mural by Agents Of Change for the Megaro Hotel & Karpo. 

These select shots were taken live and direct on the scaffolding and as you can see, the work is in the details. Here is his official post including more photos of LX One, Remi/Rough and Steve Moore.

 

Completed mural docimentation to follow.

 

Art Basel:MIAMI | MTN Colors ‘Graffuturiste’ mural intervention

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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‘Graffuturiste’ or ‘Timeless’

Miami, Florida during Art Basel|Miami

Spray paint, Laytex paint & bitumen on cinderblock and plaster

Wynwood District

December 2011

 Photo: Mike Cuff/Warholian

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 MTNCOLORS presents site specific mural installations in the Wynwood Arts District at the Kohn Compound during Art Basel Miami 2011

 

 

MTN colors @ The Kohn Compound

219 NW 24th St

 

Key notes to the mural:

 

01. The point here was to reproduce the energy and direction of some of my recent studio paintings in a large scale format.

02. The ‘teeter effect’ or ’tilt’ of the overall composition leads to an off-centering that gives the idea of movement.

03. The earth tone palette is not a new concept for me, but due to the bright and vibrant murals throughout the compound, it makes the subtleness of this piece shine in contrast.

04. Both assisted straight lines ( straight edge and/or masking tape) and traditional manuel lines are executed in order to keep balance. The larger circles were assisted with the help of a center point. The smaller arch and circles were completed manually.

05. The majority of the left side of the mural was completed before I finalized the right side.

06. The majority of the mural was painted in one day. The following 4 days consisted of clean up, fine tuning and adjustments.

 

 

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Action shot found on Flickr

Progress photo published on Flickr

Progress photo on Tumblr

Destroy All Design progress shot

Juxtapox posts the MTN Colors Recap

 

Mural in San Francisco via WallSpaces

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

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November 2011

Mural in San Francisco with WallSpaces

 

Wallspaces set MWM, Poesia, Geso and myself up with a lovely wall off on the corner of Larkin and Bush in the city of San Francisco. The wall happens to be on the side of a Wallgreens [An American chain of drug store], but the building is actually an apartment complex above with over 50 units.

 

 

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Full size mural HERE

Matt W Moors documentation of the wall

GRAFFUTURISM documentation of the wall

With El Mac for the KROQ & RedBull Sound Space

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

 

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El Mac & Kofie Paint The Red Bull Sound Space At KROQ


El Mac and Kofie are geniuses. Not because they have anything to do with KROQ but because they take otherwise mundane surfaces and transform them into works of beauty.

Mac, as his friends call him, is tall, thin and completely unassuming. If you were standing next to him in a crowd you’d be clueless of the mountains of cred he’s amassed over his many years of creating public art. The son of a painter, Mac never thought he’d be painting monstrous murals on trains or dressing corporate art installations… It all happened without a plan. He loved painting and fortunately, he was good at it. It didn’t take long before he jettisoned his home turf of New Mexico to head for Los Angeles, the capital of West Coast graffiti.


Graffiti is just like any niche. You’re either in the know or you’re not. Both fans of painters, and painters themselves typically have an artist or two they follow closely. El Mac is no different. I should have taken notes when chatting over a couple tacos. I was have been able to tell you which artists he’s fond of. But I’m lame and not much of a reporter. What was clear though, is that he’s a fan of quite a few artists working today. More importantly, he’s acutely aware of artistic style. He credits all those that have blazed a trail for him to follow… the Graffiti legends. And, in my opinion, he’ll remembered along with a handful of greats.


Kofie’s from LA. He eats, sleeps and breaths the City of Angels. He knows every street, every corner, every blank wall in the City. Skilled in architectural design, he plans and executes each piece with amazing precision.

Today’s artists that rise to the top are smart and have a unique voice. When we see their work, we’re hearing their voice. Those that just see the dried color from an aerosol can are sadly missing the point. Kofie knows this and makes each piece grab your attention with hard lines and bold shapes that take your eyes on a journey… and he’s the tour guide.

Together, El Mac and Kofie are a strong team. Mac’s flowing curves and gentle touch combined with Kofie’s ultra hard edges and bold colors make an incredible collaboration.

Tucked behind KROQ is the entrance to the Red Bull Sound Space. Just a few weeks ago it was an ugly door only the maintenance crews used for hauling equipment in and out. With the help of Red Bull, we were able to secure El Mac and Kofie to transform the 53′ wall into an entry way fitting for one of the coolest sound stages in LA, The Red Bull Sound Space at KROQ. 


                  -KROQ for CBS Local Blog, November 15, 2011  

South London, UK: Mural with Remi Rough

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

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In July I finally made it out to the UK for the first time. My primary reason for the trip was to contribute works as well as a mural for the much spoken of Rudimentary Perfection Group show in Glasgow Scotland. What a success. A true pleasure to meet and communicate in person with a great handful of creatives.

 

Remi Rough and I had been going back and fourth before my trip with a comp generated mock-up for our planned wall. He had locked down a lovely banger just off the main thoroughfare in South London, East Dulwich to be exact. A great location and a positive response from the locals who were new to not only having a mural, but one in such a fashion.

 

What a pleasure it was to bang on a wall with Rem like. This one is definitely a highlight in my career.

 

 

Remi’s Post on our collaboration

Graffuturism feature on our exploits

Here is what Strictly Kev documented 

 

 

Glasgow, UK: Recoat Gallery Mural

Friday, July 1st, 2011

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Enamel, acrylic and bitumen on primed brick [2011]

Glasgow, UK

 

During the Rudimentary Perfection exhibition at Recoat Gallery each of the artists that made it out to the show painted walls throughout Glasgow thanks to the efforts of Amy and Ali of Recoat. My wall above as well as Jaybo Monks wall ended up being the closest to the gallery, literally along the side of the building.

 

Here is a link to the mural locations

Here is Recoats Masterblaster of the whole event 

‘Inspired’: El Mac & Kofie Mural No. 4 in Mid-City

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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‘Inspired’

El Mac & Kofie

Painted early May 2011

Latex enamel, enamel spray-paint & bitumen.

 

 

Permanent mural for  33third Store/ Mid-City Arts

Mid-City, Los Angeles.

 

 

This is my 4th collaborative mural with El Mac and notably our second in the city of Los Angeles. Painted in conjunction with the Pasadena Museum of California Art’s ‘Street Cred’ Exhibition opening on May 15th. A number of other artists from this seminal exhibition will also be blessing the back of the shop in the coming days.

 

 

El Mac’s Post

KD Flickr Post

Koshin Documentation for Arrested Motion

Todd Mazers Documentation on Brooklyn Street Art 

 

The Circulations of 7th & Mateo

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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Enamel spray paint, laytex & bitumen on stucco.

7th & Mateo st. Downtown Los Angeles [East of Alameda St.]

April 2011

 

A contribution to the LA Freewalls Project, a continuing mural project in the artist district in Downtown Los Angeles.

 

 

My FLICKR post

Shreddy Cruiser’s honorable mention

 

 

 

Moda Hotel Mural Interventions | Vancouver, Canada

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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Moda Hotel Mural interventions

Remi/Rough, Sueme, Joker & Kofie

Imported enamel Spray-paint & laytex on primed brick.

Above photo credit: Aaron Smedley

 

Executed from March 2-4, 2011

900 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9

 

 

Remi/Roughe, Scott Sueme, Joker and I were commissioned by Moda Hotel/Vancouver to produce 2 large scale murals for the exterior walls of their hotel and this would be #2. This was the larger of the two walls and a bit of a challange due to the fire escape, so the mural was designed based on these obsticles. Sueme managed the lower half of the wall as Remi took over the left side so Joker and I could merge the right side. I cant express how seamless and easy it was to work with all three of these cats. They understood that the overall result is a cohesive wall where we all could shine. Egos down - styles up. The overlaps and inter weavings of each others works throughout the mural are those special points where partnership and conversations merge.

 

Many special thanks go out to the team at Montan Colors North America, Inc. for the paint sponsorship. The MTN94 and Alien paint supplies helped to keep the mural bright and cohesive and we can’t thank yall enough!

 

There were many photographers documenting the creation of both murals. Here are some sets via Flickr to sort through and view the process.

 

S.Vegas Flickr Set

JDLaidlaw’s Flickr Set 

Mike BAM!’s Flickr Set 

Graffuturism Post

Juxtapoz Post

Graffuturism Post

Hello Vancity Post

Granville Online Post

Juxtapoz Post

Clout Post

 

  

 

Art Basel:MIAMI • Design District Mural

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

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Art Basel, Miami

Primary Flight 2010

 

Colaboration mural with Chor Boogie

Downtown Miami Design District

NE 38th Street & Biscayne Blvd.

 

Montana Black commissioned by 33Third

 

Progress capture on my Flickr

Chor Boogie’s post

Destroy All Design’s Flicker set

Jeremiah Garcia’s Flicker set here

S.Vegas Flickr Documentation

Revok’s documentation

 

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….

 

 

‘JUSTICE’ Mural with El Mac & Retna for Manifest Equality

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

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Acrylic and enamel spray paint on primed brick, exterior

El Mac, Retna and myself were commissioned by Yosi Sergant to create a mural for the Manifest Equality event held in Hollywood, Calif from March 3-7 of 2010.

 

From February 26 to March 2 we painted day and night using imported spray paint and 3 scissor lifts to create the 20 x 100 foot semi-grayscale mural located in the parking lot of the former Pic-n-Save/Big Lots.

 

Retna’s type reads ‘JUSTICE’ from left to right. El Mac Painted the portrait of the woman, the sword as well as the scales, all created from his own photo reference. I painted the large circular frame caping each end as well as the halo’s behind each hand.

 

It was a pleasure working with both artists again and even more so together in a trifecta of sorts for Los Angeles.

 

Many thanks to Tom, the Sergants, Apple Via, FAIR & Mid-City Arts for the support.

 

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LARGE landscape photo here

 

El Mac’s Post + 

The Streets Are Calling’s Documentation  

 

Civilian photos via Flickr:

Fisheye  + Detail 1 + Detail 2 + Sword Detail + Hand Detail +

Manual Arts High School Mural #002

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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Manual Arts High School

Imported Spray paint & house paint on stucco plaster.

Commissioned by M. Ayala

2010

 

My second contribution to the ever growing mural project/ beautification series at Manual Arts Senior High School in South Central Los Angeles. I went with the school color on this one in a Soft Block style with a bit of Triangulation thrown in.

I started at 4th period and finished an hour after school ended.

 

There was a scheduled paint out on a Saturday but I had to come in on friday to work on my piece. Ended up in the middle of school painting this weird burner. Majority of the kids were real curious and respectful, watching patiently during lunch period and those few minuets between classes. I was all up in the headphones so I wasnt as social this time around.

 

Midzt painted + Skypage painted + Asylm painted + The Humanzee painted + The Lovely Brook Reidt painted +

 

Here was my first piece inside the school

Detail of the piece on Flicker

 

Sunset Blvd. Mural with Cache & Eyer

Friday, September 4th, 2009

kd-cachekofeyer.jpgPainted with Cache and Eye at the end of September on Sunset Blvd., west of Alvarado. Cache is infamous for painting the above chickens across the city. Eyer knocked out his iconic Zapatista characters. I handled all of the backgrounds with recycled house paint, spray-paint and brush.

 

Eyer BLOG post here. 

Full connection here

The Lee Brothers: Private mural

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

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Spray paint and house paint on primed metal.

Private mural for the home of Danny and Gene Lee in Los Angeles, Calif. Danny Lee is a film director responsible for the documentary Rock Fresh, a film I share quite some face time in. Both are old friends of mine and have been interested in me knocking out a mural inside the compound walls. Here I am on blast on Danny Lee’s BLOG

 

Manuel Arts High School Mural #001

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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I was invited to Manuel Arts High School in South Central, Calif. to add to the Art departments ever growing wall installations. Mr. Ayala has been educating the youth there on street art culture and it’s ever changing and developing mannerisms. His program has been running for a for a short time, but has gotten in good standings with the administration to move forward in embellishing the 2 story building with works by prominent Los Angeles street artists. My mural was sight specific, one of 2 main entrance ways into the north east building. Mr. Ayala felt my structural style would fit nicely into the horizontal crevices of the wall in question. I used 3 styles of brushes and acrylic paints to execute this 4 hour jammy.  I may stop in again within the month to add some random colors.

Zoso’s Contributions 

2cent’s Contribution 

Triangulations of an evolution on Melrose

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

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Triangulations of an evolution on Melrose [Summer 2008]

House paint, acrylic & spray paint on primered cinderblock

Commissioned mural. Lasted 2 months

West Hollywood, Calif.

 

 

Large, better photo here

Mural details here & here

 

This wall is synonymous for having a new hand painted music based commercial advertisements every few months. I have personally been wanting to paint this wall for as long as I can remember, so this mural is an accomplished personal goal. Located at De La Berracuda on Melrose, east of Fairfax it is in fact part advertisement. Factory 311 commissioned me with a solid recommendation from Sonik Mercury to embellish the recently blank wall. The primary image is my own with an addition of type treatments to advertise the Photographer Lionel Deluy and the exhibition title, ‘Evolution’. A bit fitting for this particular style. PuedeOne helped me knock the whole thing out in about  8 hours + 4 hours of post detail work. 

Mural Intervention: With El Mac in Phoenix, Arizona

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

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Spring 2009 | 1st colaborative mural with El Mac.

House paint and enamel spray paint on plaster, exterior.

 

The Mac and I had not gotten the opportunity to collaborate one on one, and this trip helped make that happen on his own home town. 

 

Built in the 50’s, it was once home to a lil flower shop, and the original signage is still holding up. The mural took about 3 days to complete and is definitely ranked in my top 5 of all colabs. The Macs piece is all spray paint as my contribution is both spray paint, acrylic and house paint applied with roller and brush.

 

Civilian Flicker:

El Mac’s photo + Ear Detail + In the act + Detail + Face detail +  

No. 37/ Softblockade in Echo Park

Thursday, September 4th, 2008

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Soft Block Style #37

Pepe’s Furniture Store: Alley off of Sunset Blvd.

House Paint, Acrylic & Spray Paint on cement.

 

This was a great wall and location with lots of nooks & crevices. While working on this one I realized i had to keep some of the original raw cement open and prevalent in  this piece. I felt like I was getting close to the effect of ‘Aged Organic Retro Future Shock’  style I was hoping for

.HERE is the complete Mural.

Mural Intervention: No. 32 Unitard Gallery, Downtown LA

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

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No. 32/ Downtown LA Unitard Gallery  [2006]

Spraypaint & housepaint. Unitard Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles. 

 

Frowhawk 2-Feathers introduced me to Sven @ at the opening of his gallery Unitard. There was this vacant parking lot on the east side of his gallery space. He gave me permission that night and it was on. This wall wa such a great opportunity to mash out some murals that downtown hasnt had ever, pure murals with no letters. that was my only criteria when i asked NUKE, 12ER, Dash Rock & ASYL’M to take the left side of the gallery wall. As far as i’m concerned theycrushed the wall andleft my piece in the dust. The Mural is now imortalized in.

Cerasoli Gallery: Culver City, Calif.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

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Charizmatik Store

Wednesday, April 11th, 2001

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Client: Zen & Fred of Charizmatik  for the flagship store “The Treehouse Endeavor”

Location: Corner of Melrose & Van Ness St., Hollywood, Calif

Medium: House paint & American Spray paint (Iron oxide bronze by Krylon).

Summer 2001

 

Charizmatik was an adventurous and well conceived clothing brand based in Los Angeles that disbanded a few years back. The Store was called “The Tree House Endeavor” and ran with the concept of nature and having a child like heart. The interior of the shop was practically all wood and personal items. Walls were covered with square shaped blocks of found woodworks. I based the exterior mural around the idea of roots & foundation, hence the heavy earth tones. This was my first healthy sized top to bottom piece and it ran for 5 years.

 

HERE is the large panoramic shot.