Thursday, July 5th, 2018




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Detail of ‘This new complete chemistry’, 2018

30 in. diameter x 1 inches deep

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. 

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.  Not framed.




Wish You Were Here


17 Osborn Street London

E1 6TD

United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684




An eclectic showcase featuring original works from 40 leading urban contemporary artists, including D*Face, Shepard Fairey, Alexis Diaz, Herakut, Pichiavo and many, many more.

Prompted with the prototypical postcard sentiment, each artist reimagines the phrase and translates it into their own visual language – setting their work in conversation with the many other creative minds featured in the show. Whereas some choose to uphold the typical associations of travel and summer vacation, others select less conventional interpretations, such as unrequited love, detachment and separation. The result of this variation offers a genuine overview of the vast and consistently increasing diversity of urban artists working cross the globe today – a diversity with StolenSpace is honoured to represent.




Featuring work by; Adam Caldwell, Alexander Chappell, Alexis Diaz, Augustine Kofie, Beau Stanton, Ben Frost, Buff Monster, Case Maclaim, C215, D*Face, David Bray, Drew Leshko, Erik Jones, Florence Blanchard, Herakut, Jaime Molina, Jason Woodside, Josie Morway, Kai and Sunny, Kevin Cyr, Mando Marie, Miss Van, Mysterious Al, Nic Bowers, Okuda, Paul Stephenson, PICHIAVO, Pref, RYCA, Remi Rough, Seth Armstrong, Shepard Fairey, Sylvia Ji, The London Police, The Lost Object, Von, Vinnie Nylon, Will Barras, Zest




Email to register your interest + Click here to see full press release





Group Exhibition: Spring Show with Galerie Matthew Namour

Friday, May 18th, 2018




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Rotary account, 2017-18

36 x 36 x 1 5/8 inches | 91.44 x 91.44cm

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel. 

Finished in satin varnish. Framed by artist with found yardsticks.


One of 3 recent works for the Matthew Namour Gallery spring group show from May 17 - June 17, 2018. 


Galerie Matthew Namour

217 Boulevard Saint Laurent

Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3T9

Contact for all inquiries.


Group Exhibition: MIRUS Gallery Denver Grand Opening

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018




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Diamond life, Overcast, 2018

87 x 48 x 2 inches

Acrylic polymer and enamel on canavs.

Finished in satin varnish.

View LARGE here


Mirus Gallery Denver

Grand Opening Group Exhibition

Friday, April 27 at 7 PM - 10 PM MDT


Mirus Gallery Denver

1144 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80203

Artists Exhibiting: 

Adam Friedman, Aec Interesni Kazki, Augustine Kofie, Bohdan Burenko, Cain Caiser, Casey Cripe, Chazme, Chris Cycle, Damon Soule, Faith XLVII, Florian, Gilbert1, Jan Kalab, Justin Bower, Kenor, Lister, Low Bros, Mars1, Morten Andersen, Nawer, NoMe Edonna, Nychos, Okuda, Oliver Vernon, Optimist, Robert Proch, Rubin, SatOne, Sickboy, Thomas Canto, Tim Biskup, Tobias Kroeger, Vesod, Yoh Nagao, Zeser, Zepha.

Mirus Gallery is excited to celebrate its Grand Opening, and inauguration of its new location in Denver. The gallery will open with a dynamic group exhibition featuring a variety of staple artists represented by the gallery over the years, as well as new international exhibitors who carry the gallery’s curatorial visions into the future. The opening reception is Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm. The exhibition is free and open to the public. 21+ ID Required.

For the past 5 years, Mirus Gallery has been championing new movements of contemporary art in San Francisco and will now expand this vision to Denver. Mirus means “astonishing, extraordinary, and strange.” By definition, the curatorial direction of owner, Paul Hemming, presents just that through exhibitions of international emerging and mid-career artists. These exhibitions strive to engage viewers on a sentient, emotional and evocative level, while also pushing the boundaries in remarkable technical skills and process. 


By day, Zen Compound operates as Mirus Gallery, Hive Coffee Bar and as ECO-SYSTEM, a co-working space that also serves as an incubator for startups in which Hemming takes an interest. By night, Temple, an innovative club known for its entertainment programming, production feats and legendary hospitality, thumps as patrons provide the kinetic energy that lights up the dance floor.

“Though each business is vastly different, the fundamentals behind each are the same: responsibility in all forms, to each other and our planet; constant evolution; and a drive to create something meaningful,” Hemming says.

In 2017, Hemming is expanding with a new location in Denver. It will launch with a kickoff for a new Temple Nightclub in fall 2017 to coincide with the ten-year anniversary of the opening of the original San Francisco location. Two more domestic locations are in development now. Long-term, plans call for building Zen Compound into a nationally and internationally recognized brand.

About the owner/co-curator: Paul Hemming 

Zen Compound’s founder, Paul Hemming, has spent his life traveling between two worlds, born to a Chinese mother and American father. Hemming has built an eclectic business that reflects not only the duality in himself but also the yin and yang of Zen philosophy.

About the Director/co-curator: Art Poesia 

Art Poesia, has worked as an artist for over 2.5 decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 7 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website as well as the Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing emerging artists to San Francisco, and now Denver. Mirus Gallery is the director’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space.


Group Exhibition: ABSTRACT STREET ART, Bayonne France

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Natural system central, 2016

52×60 inches | 132×153cm

Acrylic on canvas. Finished in satin varnish. 


Space Junk Art Centers present:


35 Rue Sainte-Catherine, 64100 Bayonne, France

12/04/2018 - 02/06/2018

JonOne, Futura, Kofie Augustine, Tanc, MadC, Sowat, LX One, Lek



“Abstract Street Art” is a collective exhibition presenting the work of 8 artists.

Abstract art was immediately invited into Street art. Whether reinterpreting the artists of the movement “Abstract Expressionism” after the war or by assuming the technique called “Freestyle”, akin to the work of colorists …

And then, over the years, new forms of abstraction have appeared, each time calling on the history of art: Futurism, Automatic Writing, Optical Art.

Spacejunk invites you to discover in this new original exhibition, the footbridges that street artists have created between the history of painting and the movement of Street art.



Serigraph: MKNZMS | Serigraph with Swinton Gallery, Madrid

Sunday, April 8th, 2018


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“MKNZMS”, 2018

70 x 70 cm

2 Color hand pulled screen print

Keaykolour Original Blanco 300 g/m2

Limited edition of 30 copies signed and numbered by the artist.

Swinton Gallery Stamp

Printed at “Hola Por Qué”  (Madrid)

Includes a MKNZM Soundtrack by Augustine Kofie C60 Cassette and a download link for a digital file.

Ships world wide.


Available at the Swinton Gallery store. Ships world wide.






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×4tracktor, 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  

Studio and exhibition work archive at

Monday, February 12th, 2018


 kd-akcover.jpg will be the new home of all of my studio and exhibition works as of Summer 2014.


A comprehensive view of my collage, paintings and exhibitions, past and present.


Keepdrafting has been the home of all of my creative exploits since 2001 an will remain so, but shall maintain a focus on public works and up to date projects. 


URVANITY Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid with Swinton Gallery

Monday, January 1st, 2018



Craftsman Communications, 2017 36 in. diameter x 1.5 inches deep Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. Sealed in archival matte varnish. One of 2 recent works for the Madrid based @swintongallery booth at this years @urvanityart contemporary art fair in Madrid opening this February 21-25, 2018, LASEDE COAM - c/Hortaleza 63 █ contact for availability. #vintagefuturism #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #constructionism #swintongallery #urvanityart #augustinekofie  #abstracción #mixedmedia

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Progress of new works for Swinton & Grant’s booth for this years URVANITY Art Fair in Madrid . The contemporary Art Fair opens at LASEDE COAM on February 21-25th. 

Group Exhibition: C O M P E N D I U M at TREASON Gallery, Seattle

Sunday, October 1st, 2017


Now builder blush, 2017 Details H E R E  


Opening Date: Thursday, October 5th 6pm-9pm @ Treason Gallery
Closing Date: Saturday, November 18th

Mad C, Remi Rough, Jason Woodside, Allison Renshaw, Clark Goolsby, Zest, Sean Barton, Vizie, Monci , Florence Blanchard, Jeremy Brown, Augustine Kofie, Seikon, Demsky, Derek Bruno
Compendium seeks to be an attractive and eclectic exhibition, exploring the new abstract movement arising from post graffiti. Each participating artist’s work explores the abstraction in their own unique approach. Whether it be the interaction of space and color or the evolution in mediums, COMPENDIUM highlights each artist as an individual while simultaneously complimenting each other as a group exhibition


Group Exhibition: East Looking West - JLG and Heron Arts, San Francisco

Friday, September 15th, 2017






ShapingUp Series No. 01 - In good hands Details H E R E


Jonathan LeVine Projects and Heron Arts are pleased to present:  ‘East Looking West’, an exhibition of artists currently based on the West Coast, curated by Jonathan LeVine.

September 16 - October 7, 2017 | Opening reception: September 16 from from 7:00-10:00 PM.


Jonathan LeVine is known for introducing the West Coast lowbrow aesthetic to the East Coast. With a particular style, vision, and palette influenced by comic books, B-movies, advertising, and car culture, the lowbrow aesthetic is both a cultural reality and a romantic encapsulation of how The West is seen from afar. It represents eternal sunshine, a way of life, the possibility of escape, and a fresh start. ‘East Looking West’ is a stylistic melting pot showcasing West Coast natives and transplants. Revisiting our roots, we focus the lens on the West Coast and take a look at what is happening now.

Group Exhibition: A MAJOR MINORITY @ Mirus Gallery, San Francisco

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017



Sequoiacast, 2017 33.5 in. diamiter x 1 inches deep Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel. Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.  __________________________________________________ One of 2 works for the group show A MAJOR MINORITY at @mirusgallery, San Francisco Opening Reception, Friday August 18, 7-10pm August 18 - September 8, 2017 curated by @poesiamirusgallery __________________________________________________ A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist and curator, Poesia, who is also the editor of and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. @poesiamirusgallery elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively. __________________________________________________ #amajorminority #mirusgallery #Othercontemporary #vintagefuturism #mixedkidmixedmedia #midcenturymanipulate #graffuturism #builtpaintings #abstractart #mixedmedia #californiaart #westcoastart #constructionism

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Studio progress of ‘Sequoiacast’, Summer, 2017.  View in detail HERE.


Mirus Gallery Presents: A MAJOR MINORITY_ an intercontinental survey of Othercontemporary Urban Art
A Major Minority is an international exhibition consisting of urban artists from around the world. The concept and title of the show were developed by graffiti artist, Poesia, who is also the editor of and the cultural instigator at the center of the growing interest in abstract, progressive and hybrid Graffiti art forms. This will be the 3rd installment of A Major Minority and a much more intimate exhibition than previous ones, which incorporated hundreds of works of art. Poesia elected to exhibit this smaller quantity and particular group of artists in order to display a more condensed spectrum of progressive hybrid aesthetics within the Othercontemporary Urban Art community. This intensive and extensive sampling of stylistic specimens illustrates a broad continuum of approaches and aesthetics that fall under the purview of this art form, without focusing on any one sub-genre exclusively.


Featured Artists:
Alex Kuznetsov, Augustine Kofie, Cain Caser, Carlos Mare, Chad Hasegawa, Christopher Derek Bruno, Demsky, Gris1, Jan Kalab, Jaybo Monk, N.O.madski, Sabio Mazza, SEIKON, West Rubenstein, Zeser
August 18 - September 8, 2017
Opening Reception
Friday August 18, 7-10pm
540 Howard St., 3rd Fl
San Francisco, CA


Full press release and essay here.

For inquiries contact


Group Exhibition: Abstrakt Forum 2 @ FORUM Przestrzenie, Poland

Monday, July 17th, 2017


Iso-Stereophonic, 2017
24 x 36 x 1 inches
Found paper, screen-print, acrylic, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel.
Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish.
Framed by artist with found yardsticks.

Abstrakt Forum 2
// July 22, 2017
Pawilon Letni
Hosted by FORUM Przestrzenie and NAWER

FORUM Przestrzenie Marii Konopnickiej 28, 30-302 Kraków
Confirmed artists:




What happens when graffiti abandons its classical form, forgets its assumptions and stops looking at the canons? Which decks of new possibilities conceal abstraction, which is limited only by the imagination of the artist? We wanted to see where its boundaries lie and whether they exist at all, inviting contemporary co-authors of abstract paintings, whose common denominator is widely understood street art. The result of our efforts is the exhibition of images ABSTRACT FORUM 2017, which will soon appear on the walls of the Summer Pavilion Forum Space.

ABSTRAKT FORUM is a collective exhibition of works by unconventional artists, whose work escapes the common definitions of classical graffiti. Curators of the exhibition - Łukasz Habiera Nawer and Maciej Malinowski - have selected outstanding contemporary painters whose roots are firmly embedded in the street arte, but what they are creating now strives for unstrained abstraction, deprived of principles, key motifs and specific graphic forms. The decisive aspect in choosing artists was the idea of “Graffuturism” - an innovative concept that, although it helps to classify the presented, difficult to define images. The new, exciting possibilities, unlimited imagination and creativity of the invited creators are the decisive components of the ABSTRAKT FORUM exhibition, which is the first in Poland to explore and expose the audience about abstraction by street artists.

The exhibition of paintings will be available at the Summer Pavilion of Forum Spatrzenie ul. Konopnickiej 28 in Cracow.


Co-organizer of the exhibition is the Krakow Festival Office
Patron: Pilsner Urquell, Liquitex, Windsor & Newton
Partners: Boom apartments, Forum Island
Media Patronage: Off radio Krakow,, Lounge

For info on the exhibition:





Monday, July 3rd, 2017



30 x 30 x 1 3/4 inches, 2017

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.




Blush response rotation No. 2

30 x 30 x 1 3/4 inches, 2017

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks. 

View LARGE images here.







17 Osborn Street London

E1 6TD

United Kingdom

P: +44 (0) 207 247 2684



Opening Reception Thursday 6th July, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates : 07.07.17 – 06.08.17


Featuring work by:

Felipe Pantone, Jason Woodside, Zest, Jeremy Brown, Clark Goolsby, 

Remi Rough, Mad C, Augustine Kofie, Roids, Florence Blanchard, Muro



Influenced by both Urban Art and Abstract Contemporary, we present works from a group of artists who merge the way between these styles focusing the energy and rawness of classical graffiti with abstract expressionism.

Works feature noticeable spray can strokes, fat cap lines, drips and splatters and all the other elementary components of classic graffiti as well as works with more graphic clean lines of geometric precision.


Abstract both in the visual language and approach, ‘Adventures in Modern Abstraction’ showcases a collection of works that embrace a vibrant approach to the outer limits of urban art and graffiti. 

Jonathan LeVine Projects at Urban Art Fair | NYC 2017

Friday, June 30th, 2017


How hot

30 x 30 x 1 3/4 inches,  2017

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks. 



14 x 18 x 1 3/4 inches, 

Found paper, acrylic, screen-print, ball point pen, graphite and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.

View LARGE images here.







50 Varick Street | New York, NY | 10013
Friday, June 30 – Monday July 3
Opening reception: Thursday, June 29 from 4 pm – 10 pm




Jonathan LeVine Projects is pleased to announce it’s programming for the Urban Art Fair, a presentation in booth 6.02 featuring work by Augustine Kofie, DALeast, Dan Witz, EVOL, Faith47 and Prefab77. Also on view will be a selection of twenty limited edition prints by an array of artists.


Please email regarding availability.

Press Release


Serigraph: Innferold-Overwhelm for Jonathan LeVine Projects

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

kd-innerfold-overwhelm.jpg Innerfold-Overwhelm
24 x 24 inches
4-color Serigraph on 290gsm Coventry rag fine art paper with deckled edge.
Hand pulled by @Seriopress fine art editions, Pasadena, CA.
Edition of 100
Photo: Michael Underwood

I will be releasing my first Serigraph in 3 years this weekend [June24th] with Jonathan LeVine Projects for the group show ‘Multiples of Multiples’.
‘Innerfold-Overwhelm’ is based on my marker techniques sketches, referencing an illustration executed in the last 6 months. Each of the 4 transparencies was hand painted to give the piece a painterly and hands on, illustrated feel. This would be considered my most dense and heavily structured print to date, reflecting a feeling of being engulfed and surrounded. The overwhelming, constant barrage of the unwanted, be it politics, authority overstepping, or just good old general anxiety.

Available exclusively at the ‘Multiples of Multiples’ group show as well as the online store.

‘Multiples of Multiples’ - Group exhibition of prints and editioned work by Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Ben Tolman, Ben Venom, Brett Amory, Dennis McNett, Dylan Egon, Hellbent, JeffSoto, Jeremy Fish, João Ruas, John Jacobs Meyer, Nick Walker & Shepard Fairey. On view from June 24 - July 22, 2017

Jonathan Levine Projects is now located at Mana Contemporary
Suites 415 and 344
888 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07306
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm


Openspace Gallery at Urban Art Fair | Paris 2017

Thursday, April 20th, 2017


Tape isolate, 2017

12 x 12 x 1 3/4 inches

Found paper, acrylic, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with found yardsticks.


Enthusiasm 80, 2017

12 x 12 x 1 3/4 inches

Found paper, acrylic, ball point pen and white-out on cradled birch panel

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin varnish. 

Framed by artist with found yardsticks.






Urban Art Fair | Paris 2017 + Le Carreau du Temple 

April 20th to 23rd - Opening Wednesday, April 19th 





Openspace Gallery will be presenting new pieces by myself,  SatOneJan KalábEric LACAN ,MODE 2 and Franco Fasoli.


About the Fair:

For its second edition, from April 20 to 23, 2017, Urban Art Fair will be gathering around thirty French and international galleries specialized in urban art at « Le Carreau du Temple » in Paris. 

A cycle of screenings (free entrance) around urban art history will take place from the 21st to the 22nd of April in the Auditorium of “Le Carreau du Temple”: from the beginning of the graffiti in NYC to contemporary muralism.

This year and for the first time, the fair will also take place at “L’Espace Commines” with an exhibition called “Cannot be bo(a)rdered” in free access from April 21 until May 7, 2017 and will display an itinerary of outdoor projects.


Carreau du Temple, 20-23 April : Full-fare ticket 15 € / Reduced fare 10 €.

Screenings, 21-22 April: free access, within the limit of available seats.

Espace Commines, 21 April - 7 May, 2017: free access.

More info >




Facebook event page

Solo show: BUILD FROM MEMORY @ Openspace, Paris / Updates

Friday, March 17th, 2017


Photo:  François-Xavier Laurent



View the Build From Memory exhibition as well as updated links to reviews via

Solo show: BUILD FROM MEMORY @ Openspace, Paris

Friday, February 24th, 2017



Aquatico afterthought

60 x 60 inches, square

Acrylic and spray paint on primed cotton duck canvas.

Finished in satin varnish. 





AUGUSTINE KOFIE Build From Memory [solo show] 

Exhibition from 25 February -1 April, 2017 






116, boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 

Paris, France

For any further information or catalogue request : 

+ 33 9 80 66 63 94 

*Soundtrack stream and download HERE



The Openspace Gallery is pleased to announce Build From Memory, the third solo show of the Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie, which work is represented by the gallery since 2013 in France. 

The title chosen for this new exhibition by Augustine Kofie’s showcasing 2016-17 new series of collage, painting and installation speaks to our human ability to acquire knowledge and repetitively apply it to the material world. We are defined by our ability to manipulate nature, and by our experience of being in time. What we learned and remember is essential to what we make. In this way, we make the future out of the past through our present action, through building from memory, reassembling a mutated, partially preserved set of fragments into something new. There is loss in this, but there is gain as well. 

Kofie continues to push and explore technologies and strategies to build up space within his work, and in each series he poses himself a new problem to be solved. Build From Memory began with the challenge of how to produce dynamic movement from a stable, static (horizontal/vertical) foundation. The answer came in the form diagonal “breaks”, perspectival lines that produce volume, protrusion, immersion, and depth in the horizontal-vertical system. It is these breaks that are built from memory and inspire the title of the collection, for they come directly from the 3D technique of traditional letter writing practices such as sign painting or graffiti. “If I draw from muscle memory, without thinking, I build a static foundation and then insert such 3D breaks to produce new shapes and space,” Kofie explains. “3Ds come from an imaginary point of perspective, from multiple points of perspective, multiple memories.” 

This classic compositional element and representational strategy informs both collage and painting. “The collage is my drafting room, constructivist technique. It’s the finding, recovering, prepping—the mosaic, collage, and transformation of the materials. It’s the closest I can come to building a painting, using the material as a color, using paint only to accentuate what is already there.” Each fragment has been salvaged out of the destructiveness of time, each holds a memory, each is a portal onto a moment, each font or graphic or color opening onto a memory path. 

As always, Kofie’s paintings begin in sketch form, but the sketch is not projected or directly copied onto canvas. Position, scale, the relation of shapes, of negative and positive space—all change with the switch in medium. Muscle memory comes in anew—now it is not the embodied knowledge of years of drawing letters bur rather that of painting large public walls that comes into play. “I am loosening up my canvas technique now,” Kofie says, “painting as I would do a wall. The body comes in – it’s a workout – the canvases are done in quick, repeated spurts, in a painting style I learned from street work, so they have a very loose, active energy. But then I always go back for the refinements, moving through brush sizes from large to small—moving from big dirty mini-roller, from raw brush lines, raw spray paint lines, overspray, that is then finessed and cleaned up with the rigger brush. It’s that relationship of gestural freedom and control that always interests me.“ 







16, boulevard Richard Lenoir 75011 Paris, France 

Wed- Sat ; 2-7 PM

 For any futher information or catalogue request : 

+ 33 9 80 66 63 94 


Sales manager: Nicolas Chenus 

Press contact: Samantha Longhi


Group Exhibition: WELCOME TO NEW JERSEY @ Jonathan Levine Gallery

Sunday, February 12th, 2017





Full shot and detail of 

Modernizing room

24 x 60 x 1 3/4 inches, 2016 

Found paper, ball point pen, acrylic and spray paint on cradled birch panel.

Coated in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium. 

Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.





Jonathan LeVine Projects Inaugural Exhibition in Jersey City at Mana Contemporary






February 18 - March 18, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, February 18, 6-8 pm

888 Newark Ave, Jersey City,

New Jersey 07306



Group exhibition featuring Adam Wallacavage, AJ Fosik, Alessandro Gallo, Alexis Diaz, Andy Kehoe, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beth Cavener, Camille Rose Garcia, Carlos Ramirez, Chloe Early, Cryptik, Dan Witz, Diego Gravinese, Dylan Egon, Eloy Morales, Erik Jones, EVOL, Gary Taxali, Handiedan, Haroshi, Hush, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Joel Rea, John Jacobsmeyer, Jorg Heikhaus, Josh Agle (Shag), Kazuki Takamatsu, Mab Graves, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Matt Leines, Matthew Grabelsky, Michael Reeder, Miss Van, Nick Walker, Nychos, Phil Hale, Ron English, Shepard Fairey, Tara McPherson & Tristan Eaton



News on the recent relocation of Jonathan LeVine Gallery 

FBook event page

Group Exhibition: RESET at Athen B. Gallery, Oakland

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017


Magnetic quality overcast, 2016

36.5 x 36.5 x 1 3/4 inches

Found pressboard, acrylic, pencil, ball point pen, white-out & screen-print  on cradled birch panel.

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium. 

Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.




Glendorafied System, 2016

24 x 24 x 1 3/4 inches

Found paper, ball point pen, acrylic and water-based spray paint on cradled birch panel.

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium. 

Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.





R E S E T 






Athen B. Gallery is pleased to present “Reset”, a group exhibition coming to Oakland January 14th featuring the works of twelve local, national and international artists. 

Some of the artists in the exhibition, like Augustine Kofie, Dave Kinsey and Duncan Jago, are considered to be veterans in the urban contemporary movement.  They will be hanging alongside emerging artists like Aubrey Learner, Christie Yuri Noh and Pakayla Rae. By hand selecting a diverse array of techniques, styles, and aesthetics, we have aimed to make this our most surreal exhibition to date. We’re excited to have Smithe, Pakayla Rae, Kelly Ording, Duncan Jago, Dave Kinsey, Curiot and Augustine Kofie joining us for the first time.  We couldn’t be happier to welcome back Nicolas Romero, Martina Merlini, Jean Nagai and Aubrey Learner back for another exhibition at Athen B. Gallery in Downtown Oakland.

Be sure to join us Saturday, January 14th at 7pm for the opening reception of “Reset”.  We’re conveniently located in Downtown Oakland at 1525 Webster St. just off both 12th and 19th Ss. Bart Stations.  The exhibition will be on view through February 3, 2017.  

To inquire about available works contact

Athen B. Gallery

1525 Webster | Oakland, CA | 94612

Contact |

Hours | Tuesday to Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 11am - 5pm



Gallery Press release

Exhibition view via Instagram 

INSTAGRAFITE coverage of exhibition 





ArtshareLA Presents: ABOVE THE STREETS 2016

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016



The 3rd Annual Above the Streets fundraising event benefitting Art Share L.A. will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 6PM – 10:30PM. This year we will honor the 6th Street Bridge Project for contributing to the transformation of Downtown Los Angeles.  And we have the pleasure of highlighting artist/muralist Augustine Kofie.

Augustine’s work will be splashed around the City of Los Angeles through different outdoor media channels: large billboards, digital billboards, bus bench ads, and more!  Using drafting as his inspiration, Augustine’s architectural images align with the many new buildings and changes coming to our city.

Each year, Art Share L.A. serves our community of emerging artists and supports them through their artistic journey.  Last year we shepherded, 350 artists through our gallery and opportunities programs; hosted 4,500 attendees to various events; held 25 gallery shows; 150 musical performances and 50+ readings and poetry events.  Art Share is where you come to discover new talent – Art Lives Here!

 Your sponsorship will ensure Art Share’s ability to continue to support local, emerging artists in their journey of becoming professional artists


Limited Edition 12x 12, 18x 18 and 24×24 inch, Moab Entrada 290 GSM, Cottonrag available for local Los Anggeles pick up only. NO SHIPPING. 

Group Exhibition: Please Don’t Touch! @ Openspace, Paris

Saturday, September 10th, 2016


 Installation shot of  ’Maroon Base1′ and  ’Azul Unfold’ along with cement sculpture by DELTA.

Photo: Openspaceparis

Please Don’t Touch
Gallery Openspace
116, bd Richard Lenoir, Paris 11e

View updated PDF of Exhibition HERE

Detail of ‘Maroon base1′ HERE 

To celebrate the return and the first last year in its new space Boulevard Richard Lenoir,
the Openspace Gallery decided to think big by offering a selection of important pieces from
his own collection together unpublished works of its artists.
Canvas large format as well as sculptures up the exhibition “Please Do not Touch”. Starting
from the simple fact that the plethora of works and artists proposed by the galleries and auction
houses makes today any act very difficult decision, this event was truly thinking
for and with our collectors.

The team of artists of the gallery is in the spotlight in this event with works - across space - Augustine Kofie,
Robert Proch, Nychos, Addam Yekutieli (Know Hope), Rafael Gerlach (Satone), Doze Green, Lacan Eric Bruno Leyval,
Stéphane Moscato, Taku Obata, Emanuele Vittorioso, nawer and Jana & Js. They will be presented throughout the exhibition
through an evolutionary collision. Some innovations are being unveiled, with among others the return to France
the protégé of Gêmeos Os, Brazilian artist Nunca, works spectacularly futuristic Belgian Frédéric Platéus and a presentation of
works by C215 for his first exhibition with the gallery in 2017 Openspace.

“Please Do not Touch” is also an opportunity to discover a selection of masterpieces from the collection of the gallery,
artists such as Roa, Crash, or Mark Jenkins Smash 137 as well as some very fine editions of Cleon Peterson, Boris Tellegen,
Bom.K and Parra.

Group Exhibition: Grand Opening at Matthew Namour Gallery, Montréal

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016



Acknowledge Rotation 
24.5 x 24.5 x 1 3/4 inches
Found paper, ball point pen, acrylic and water-based spray paint on cradled birch panel.
Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium.
Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.

Group Exhibition | Matthew Namour Gallery | Opening | Mtl
June 29th | 17-19h

It is a pleasure to be part of the collective show on the occasion of the opening of the new space Matthew Namour Gallery, expansion of the Yves Laroche gallery.
Located in a historical building in the heart of Old Montréal, The gallery’s mission is to showcase cutting edge contemporary art.

Matthew Namour Gallery expands on Yves Laroche’s long-established legacy of presenting the best & most recognizable of lowbrow & street art. Rooted in traditions of graffiti, tattooing, comics, pop art, illustration, and surrealism, Matthew Namour is proud to bring an eclectic selection of artists to Montreal’s most visited neighbourhood. This gallery is here to uphold the city’s position as an evolving force in the global art map.
Galerie Matthew Namour, 217 Boulevard Saint Laurent, Montréal (Québec) H2Y 3T9
514 903-1987 | OPENING HOURS | Everyday: 10am-6pm


Group Exhibition: Brick to Canvas @ Tinney Contemporary, Nashville Tennessee

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016




Detail ofOvercast air’

24 x 60 x 1 3/4 inches, 2016  

Found paper, ball point pen, acrylic, screen print and spray paint on cradled birch panel.

Coated in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium. 

Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks.



 Full shot of and details of ‘Overcast Air’ HERE


Tinney Gallery presents: BRICK TO CANVAS: A survey of international street art


Herakut  -  Rone  -  Niels “Shoe” Meulman  -  Adele Renault  -  Augustine Kofie


Part I:

May 7th - May 28th, 2016



Tinney Contemporary

237 5th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37219



  Tinney Contemporary is pleased to present a two-part exhibition curated by the founders of the Nashville Walls Project, Tova Lobatz and Brian Greif. Brick to Canvas - A Survey of International Street Art is a multidimensional look into the world of contemporary street art, urban contemporary or new contemporary. All the artists represented have extensive experience painting murals and have been exhibiting in galleries and museums around the world. Brick to Canvas - A Survey of International Street Art is on view until July 25th, 2016 at Tinney Contemporary and is free and open to the public.



Part I: May 7th - May 28th:  Nashville Walls Project Exhibition:  In conjunction with the “Nashville Walls Project” inaugural mural project in Nashville, Tinney will show works by international street artists - Herakut - Germany, Rone - Australia,  Niels “Shoe” Meulman - Amsterdam, Adele Renault - Amsterdam,  Augustine Kofie- United States, and Dal East- South Africa. Inside the gallery Herakut will be producing an experiential installation along with hanging 2D works. Herakut, Rone, Meulman and Renault will be in Nashville to paint public murals and will be present for the opening reception.



In addition, Tinney will also be exhibiting Banky’s “Haight Street Rat”.   The 7-foot tall beret wearing Rat is one of Banky’s most famous street paintings.  The public will be able to see the Rat for free during the course of the exhibit.



The Nashville Walls Project aims to bring internationally known street artists to Nashville. The founders, Brian Greif and Tova Lobatz, are art advisers and curators who met in San Francisco. Greif, based in Nashville, has spent a majority of his career in media, produced a number of movies (including “Saving Banksy”, a documentary about the infamous piece that will be hanging in Tinney Contemporary in May), and has been involved in the arts for decades. Lobatz, based in San Francisco, was the director of the leading urban contemporary gallery in the United States. She has founded her own public arts organization in San Francisco, and continues to advise private collections, corporations and curates independently.





Group Exhibition: EXCEPTIONAL @ Scream Gallery, London

Thursday, April 14th, 2016



Full and detail of ‘Assembly Instructions’, 2016

91 x 91 x 4 cm   /  36 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches

Found paper, ball point pen, acrylic and water-based spray paint on cradled birch panel.

Sealed in archival matte varnish. Finished in satin gel medium. Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine and found yardsticks. 




 Animation of 6 Found Clipboard paintings for the exhibition

12.5 x 9 inches  [22 x 32 cm ]

Acrylic on found clipboard (pressed hardboard masonite wood). 

Finished in satin gel medium.








Curated by REMI ROUGH & Ruth Wilkinson




A group exhibition featuring:

Jerry Inscoe (USA)  -  Augustine Kofie (USA)  -  Zanny Mellor (UK)  -  Martina Merlini (ITALY)  -  Steve More (UK)  -  Charley Peters (UK)  -  Livvy Turner (UK)



Scream London present ‘Exceptional’, a group exhibition that connects seven artists with disparate working practices who share a minimalist sensibility. Employing a range of different methods, each artist has developed a unique way of working with processes such as erasure, visual systems or spatial investigation. Their practices are often labour intensive, contrary to the reductive nature of the final work.


The work presented in ‘Exceptional’ offers a contemporary vision of the traditions of abstraction. Some of the artists draw inspiration from the lines of urban architecture, some from surface and texture, and others from vintage system grids. Their work, however, avoids a nostalgic view of modernism and sits confidently within a post-digital landscape. The distinctive journeys that each of the artists go on in their daily routines in the studio are what brings them together in this exhibition.


‘Exceptional’ because nobody else makes work in the same way that these seven artists do. ‘Exceptional’ because the work is unique, not printed or manufactured but considered, built, erased, layered, constructed and painted by their own hands, using their own inimitable processes with incomparable results.



Scream LondonEastcastle House, 27-28 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DH



Group Exhibition: Cosmic Flush: Celebrating the life and work of the legendary Rammellzee, London

Thursday, December 10th, 2015






They knew I had wounds from platoons of the stars

39.5 x 39.5, 2015

Acrylic polymer & spray paint on primed duck canvas.

Finished in satin gel medium.




GammaProforma Presents: Cosmic Flush Exhibition, celebrating the life and work of the legendary Rammellzee.

Magda Danysz Gallery, 61 Charlotte St, London. December 10th, 2015



[ Very honored to have contributed my artwork to this project. MY SCHOOLBAG is available HERE to order] 




Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, Cosmic Flush with producer Jonah Mociun. Unreleased, eight years have passed. The collection of breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks stand as a futuristic relic which is just now about to see the light of day.


Cosmic Flush fully realises Rammellzee’s complex philosophy and unique vision of futuristic hip hop, apocalyptic science fiction, and extreme sonic exploration.


To celebrate the life of one of our culture’s great minds we are releasing Cosmic Flush as a commemorative series of records and prints. There are 7 core tracks, each will be reinterpreted and remixed by a visual and audio artist.


Illustrating the groundbreaking influence and genius of the artist, The Rammellzee. Works from Futura, Doze Green, Ian Kuali’i. Delta, sheOne, Augustine Kofie, Poesia, Toxic, Dr Zulu, Will Barras, Divine Styler, Mr Len, Edan, Beans and more TBA.


View all of the paintings from the Cosmic Flush project and hear the album and remixes at Magda Danysz Gallery, London on Thursday 10th December, 2015.

We’re producing a commemorative catalogue for the show which includes all of the artwork. A limited number of these are available to order here.




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Solo Show: I N V E N T O R Y @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC

Friday, November 6th, 2015


A post shared by Augustine Kofie (@keepdrafting) on

I N V E N T O R Y :  New works by Augustine Kofie

Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC


November 21 - December 19, 2015.






Jonathan LeVine Gallery is pleased to present INVENTORY, new works by Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie, in his first solo exhibition at the gallery. In the exhibition, Kofie explores the role of inventory in his work.


The word inventory, “a complete list of items such as property, goods in stock, or contents of a building,” comes into English from the Late Latin inventarium, a “list of what is found,” from the Latin invenire, “to devise, discover, find.” Invention and inventory are thus linked: the making of something new comes from the discovery of something existent, its subsequent cataloguing, storing, and use as stock.


The inventory in question consists of found, reclaimed press- or chip-board, a heavier paper stock used in packaging and office supplies from the 1950s to the 1980s: steno notepads, file folders, envelopes, index cards, or industrial packaging designed, printed and manufactured in the USA. These are old technologies, now rendered obsolete, used for organizing in a predigital, bygone era. Kofie finds and collects these at estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area in a highly specific form of “controlled hoarding,” in the artist’s own words. He gleans this refuse of the past—forgotten, unwanted, unseen—from the homes, workshops, and garages of the elderly, who saved everything, back when things were made well, made to last.


Kofie explains his attraction to office supplies through his obsessiveness with organization, not order so much as cataloging. A self-defined “compartamentalizer,” he breaks his work process into phases, especially for a cohesive, coherent collection such as the one in this exhibition. He begins by drawing small case studies on notepaper or note pads—loose leafed, easily discardable. These become reference for collage work, in which the discovery and collection of forsaken materials is the first step. Next, the materials enter his studio, where they are meticulously inventoried—archived by color palette, thickness, and category in vintage industrial file cabinets, “sometimes for years, sometimes for that day,” until they make their way into an assemblage. Finally, layers of pencil, ballpoint pen, silkscreen, and acrylic ink cover the assemblage, making it cohere.


Kofie describes his process, both in collage and in painting, as one of building, like an architect making a model in two dimensions for a structure that will never be built. The found materials are the first building blocks of this process, essential to it. The painting and drawing that follows brings them into new purpose, new life. “I’m not building brand new systems, I’m building systems that have existed and have been forgotten.”


This method of citing systems that have existed in the past—the process of discovering, isolating, and repurposing in something existent a component of new creative possibility—defines sampling. A parallel version of the process forms the basis of Kofie’s soundtracks for his exhibitions (under the moniker 4X4Tracktor), many of which sample records found at the same estate sales as well as marginal cinema from the same era. But whereas sampling poaches bits of work made by other artists, amassing and repurposing an inventory of predigital office supplies does not infringe on anyone’s creative copyright. Flipping the materials becomes an act of elevation, of salvage from oblivion. INVENTORY focuses on reappropriation as the very beginning of Kofie’s work.

-Ruti Talmor




MasterMix Soundtrack for INVENTORY @ Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NYC / 39 min by 4×4tracktor on Mixcloud





Preview Augustine Kofie “Inventory” at Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC via GRAFFUTURISM



Geometric Collages Created From Layers of Vintage File Folders and Index Cards via COLOSSAL






Geometric Collages Made From Ephemera by Augustine Kofie by Galerie Project


Geometrische Collagen aus Büroutensilien via Feinripp Magazine


Group Show: SENSITIVE EYE @ David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech

Friday, September 11th, 2015




Following the success “Sensitive Eye” in February 2014, the David Bloch Gallery is pleased to announce its new exhibition entirely dedicated to Optical, Kinetic and Architectural Art.


The Op art, or optical art, is a term used to describe some artistic researches that have started in the 1960s, with the view of challenging the eye’s reliability through illusions or optical games.


Mostly abstract, the Op art works give the impression of movement, shine of light, vibration.They provide the viewer with a feeling of vertigo, between

pleasure and unstability.


These visuals stresses are at the core of some of the resident artists’ body of works, such as Sebastien Preschoux or Lx One. They also characterize the

creations of new talents to the gallery : Arthur Dorval and Swiz.

This Group Show will consist in artworks on canvas, on papers but also in installations made on an individual or multi-handed basis

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











Saturday, May 30th, 2015



Details of:

Ambiguous reform No. 02 

48h x 48w  inches [ 122 x 122 x 4 cm ]

Acrylic polymer & spray paint on primed duck canvas.

Finished in satin gel medium.


Found Clipboard- Letter Size- Diamond/ reform

12.5 x 9 inches  [22 x 32 cm ]

Acrylic, spray paint and incising on pressed hardboard/ masonite. 

 Finished in satin gel medium.






May 24, 2015


Galerie Zimmerling & JungfleischSaarbrücken, Germany 


Galerie ZIMMERLING & JUNGFLEISCH is pleased to present  AMBIGUITY, an impressive group exhibition that brings together four international urban contemporary artists who work within the scope of Abstract Art.

ZIMMERLING & JUNGFLEISCH has curated a lineup of leading graffiti artists, who are all members of the global arts collective Agents of Change (AOC) or part of the popular Graffuturism Movement. The gallery artists that will be featured in the show – Remi Rough, Augustine Kofie, LX.One, and Poesia – not only share their graffiti background but also their fascination for Abstraction.

The title AMBIGUITY was chosen by the artists themselves and appears as a perfect show title when it comes to describing all of their works collectively. Each artist‘s work is similar in a way that it references something familiar to get something innovative and new. The ambitious nature of the works are a different and unique artistic approach. Although, the four exhibiting artists concentrate on Abstract Art, they refer to distinct art forms such as Futurism, Suprematism, and Op-Art.

AMBIGUITY represents an alluding to something without saying it directly and without defining it exactly. It induces the viewer to think about of all those various forms of art.



Exhibition View



Group Exhibition: A Study Of Camouflage @ Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015



Detail of:

Woodland Infrastructure, 2015

23 x 15 inches [35.5×56cm

Acrylic on 100% cotton, 300gms Arches paper.

Finished in archival satin varnish.


Arctic Infrastructure, 2015

23 x 30 inches [56×71cm] 

Acrylic on 100% cotton, 300gms Arches paper.

Finished in satin varnish. 



[It’s a pleasure to be invited to share works for shows with a solid theme and lineup. I will have 2 recent works on paper for this one. LARGE view of  Arctic Infrastructure & Woodland Infrastructure at]


Backwoods Gallery proudly presents A Study Of Camouflage - a new show within the A Study of… exhibition series. 


This is the fourth exhibition in row in the long-term project consisting of annual shows that focus on different study subjects. After more than successful exhibitions A Study of Hands, A Study of Eyes and A Study of Hair, the new show is focusing on a completely different subject – camouflage.


The exhibition will open on Friday, May 29th, and will be on view until Sunday, June 7th. It will take place at a warehouse space, just next door to Backwoods Gallery, at 5 Easey Street, Collingwood.




With this series of exhibitions, we are creating a vivid archive of works by renowned artists from around the world whose works intersect on the same subject-matter. No matter the artistic style or technique used, a magnificent plurality of different approaches and representations of a single subject contextualises it, and places it in a dominant understanding of both the artists’ and audience’s views. Logically, this library becomes a diverse overview of different representations of a single subject, as seen and created by leading contemporary artists.


A Study of Camouflage brings together some of the leading contemporary artists whose art, in some way, touches the subject of camouflage. In collaboration with DPM-Studio (Disruptive Pattern Material), our concept seeks to deconstruct the dominant perception of camouflage from its military driven narrative, and to bring back the camouflage patterns to its natural roots. Camouflage is usually linked with military uniforms and inherently with violence and rigorousness. However, camouflage patterns are much more than a simple military feature. Its different forms can be observed and understood as an artistic product, both in terms of aesthetics and conceptuality. Aesthetically, camouflage can assume different shapes and forms, creating beautiful design and art products, while conceptually, it may be detached from its military connotation, and transformed to different purposes depending on the given context. Always depending on artistic approach towards it, camouflage has enormous potentials for being a perfect medium for countless interpretations of contemporary society. The use of camouflage in art may lead to more abstract forms, while on the other hand it can serve as the perfect material for figurative and conceptual approaches as well.


Each artist participating at A Study of Camouflage uses the concept of camouflage in different ways. The artists featured in the show are: Aaron de la Cruz, Acorn, Alexander Mitchell, Ashley Wood, Augustine Kofie, Beastman, Clemens Behr, Hardy Blechman, James Greenaway, Jaybo Monk, Jon Fox, Jun Inoue, Kano Hollamby, K-narf, Madsaki, Mark Bode, Mark Drew, Masaho Anotani, MoneyLess, Nelio, O-Two, Petro, Raphael Sliks, Remi Rough, ROA, Senekt, SheOne, Shida, Shohei Takasaki, Shun Kawakami, Slicer, Stabs, Stephen Ives, TwoOne and Yusk Imai. 




Email for the exhibition catalogue.

FBook Event page 

Early teaser on instagram




Group Exhibition: AGGREGATE @ Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Los Angeles

Saturday, April 18th, 2015



Refacciones Circulate

26 h x 29 w x 1 3/4 in, 2014

Found paper, acrylic & ball point pen on cradled birch panel..

Finished in archival varnish and satin varnish. 

Framed in mahogany lattice & found vintage yardsticks.













Aggregate is an exhibition of the work of 17 artists, curated by Kirk Pedersen from the roster of visionaries published by his imprint, ZERO+ Publishing. Running the gamut from street art to pop surrealism to illustration to fine art—and sometimes blending genres in ways that defy categorization entirely—this group of artists could hardly be more eclectic. Yet they all share a passion for exploring other dimensions—uncharted territories that are both spatial and emotional, metaphorical and metaphysical. In addition to an original artwork by each artist, the gallery will display a number of unique artist-made deluxe box editions that have been created through the collaborative rapport that gradually evolved between these artists and their publisher.



From its inception, ZERO+ Publishing established a manifesto of sorts—it would publish limited editions of 1,000 that would never be reprinted, using the finest paper and printing methods available, and most importantly, design and edit each book in collaboration with the artist, recognizing that their insight is integral to creating a truly great book. In consequence, each book would be unique, taking its form according to the innate requirements of each artist’s body of work. For many ZERO+ titles, another level of artistry would be revealed with custom-made deluxe box editions, each of which would include original artwork. Ultimately, what makes ZERO+ unique in the publishing world is Kirk Pedersen’s sense of adventure and keen curatorial eye. The editions displayed in this exhibition share with their artist subjects a resonance and integrity that belie the perception of books as products—for in many ways, these books are themselves works of art.




Preview on Hi Fructose




Solo Exhibiton: OFF/GRID at David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco.

Monday, March 23rd, 2015




MasterMix Soundtrack for ‘OFF/GRID’ @David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech by 4×4tracktor on Mixcloud



Solo Exhibition |  “OFF/GRID”  | David Bloch Gallery   |  Marrakech, Morocco.

Recent works on canvas and wood created in both the US and during studio residency in the Kasbah, Marrakech + on sight installations and mural interventions.


Streaming and free download of a curated 4×4Tracktor soundtrack here.




The opening will be held in the presence of the artist at the gallery on March 27 at 7:00 pm.

The exhibition will continue until April 26, 2015.


The title of Augustine Kofie’s 2015 exhibition OFF/GRID refers to the tension that animates his work: the juxtaposition, and then synthesis, of opposing forces.  This tension operates at a number of levels. In the arena of style, the vintage and the futurist collide.  In the arena of formal composition, shapes and lines are built within a strict grid format but then break from this grid, playing off a tilt, shifting off of the established pattern, in an improvisational, freestyle experimentation.  In the arena of medium, a collage technique using industrial packaging and office supply materials from the 1950s to the 1980s is filtered—rendered contemporary—through painting.  There is the constructivism of the work, which Kofie approaches like a builder—an architect or engineer—a draftsman, not a painter, making preliminary, two-dimensional sketches of a structure, but one which will never be built.  This produces a paradoxical sense of time: the structure simultaneously exists in a future that will never take place, while referring back to a past that has been forgotten.  OFF/GRID refers to this sci-fi temporality, a push and pull between past and future, a tilt off of the grid of time.



OFF/GRID, which opens at David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech in April 2015, pushes this ongoing exploration further, this time in dialogue with its context.  Kofie will be exploring oppositional synthesis by collaborating with craftsmen to produce work that merges established Moroccan artistic traditions with his own brand of American contemporary expression.  The title OFF/GRID therefore also refers to the way this body of work is made off the grid of Kofie’s usual cultural milieu.






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 

Group Exhibition: GRAFFUTURISM 5 Year @886 Geary, San Francisco

Thursday, March 12th, 2015




Different plane of existence No. 2, 2015

48 w  x  65 h  x 2 inches   /   4  x  5.5 ft.    /   121.92 x 165.1 cm

Acrylic polymer & spray paint on primed duck canvas.

Finished in satin gel medium.





886 Geary Gallery presents:

Graffuturism 5 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Curated by Art Poesia 

An International Group Exhibition at 886 Geary Gallery, San Francisco

Saturday, March 14th  through April 4th, 2015.


[ Larger image at ]





886 Geary Gallery will celebrate Graffuturism’s 5 Year Anniversary with an international exhibition opening March 14th. Graffuturism has exhibited as a group over the past 5 years in cities such as Glasgow, London, Los Angeles, Paris, Miami and San Francisco. Graffuturism has chosen 886 Geary to hold its anniversary show bringing together an impressive group of International artists to exhibit. Poesia has curated a lineup of premier Urban/Graffiti Art artist who have been pivotal in the development of Graffuturism the past 5 years, or who have been closely associated with the group.


Artists exhibiting new work will be,

Aaron De La Cruz, Augustine Kofie, Basik, Bom.k, Boris Delta Tellegen, Carlos Mare, Chazme, Christopher Derek Bruno,Duncan Jago, EKG, Geso, Gilbert1, Jerry Joker Inscoe, Kan, Kema, Kwest, Matt W.Moore, Moneyless, Morik, Nawer, Nelio, Pener, Poesia, Pro176,

Remi Rough, Saber, SatOne,Thomas Canto, Tomek, Vesod, and West One.


About Graffuturism and the Artists

Graffiti/Urban Art has flourished and established itself in the contemporary art scene over the past decade, yet it remains a relatively new art form in the historical sense. In 2010 Graffuturism started a blog that set out to showcase the work of fellow Graffiti/Urban Artists who were underrepresented. There was a gap in how the media had been covering the art form: one side being about the new street art, and the other about traditional graffiti coverage. There was no middle ground or coverage of graffiti artists who had pushed forward to explore progressive hybrid directions, or about the newer street artists who worked more like graffiti artists.


This is where Graffuturism started and established itself as an alternative to what was taking place in the Graffiti/Urban Art media. Expectantly the blog would strike a chord with fellow artists from around the world, and would go on to establish one of the most organized international group of artists within the larger Graffiti/Urban Art scene. Graffuturism is composed of an emerging progressive global art form that in its natural environment on urban streets around the world has far surpassed any recent contemporary art form. While other art movements or groupings may have taken place due to common theory, ideas, schools, or location, Graffuturism has utilized social media and the Internet to connect and assemble through a common interest in this new progressive Graffiti/Urban Art.


What started out as a blog has now become something larger. The term might imply a movement by utilizing the ism in its name, and also reference Futurism within its title, but it had no intention of either being an art movement in the modernist sense of the word nor is it based on futurist principles. This doesn’t mean that Graffuturism does not share certain characteristics of an art movement or deny the fact that some of the artists reference futurism aesthetically in their work. Graffuturism is just another word. The real power of our art form is in our actions as artists collectively.


We don’t set out to define where we stand in today’s lexicon of art terms, instead we offer proof of our existence with our work. Our art form was born out of the need to express ourselves through art and aesthetics in the urban streets. With this grouping of artists for this Exhibition we set out to showcase a group of artists that have been part of Graffuturism over the past 5 years in some form, and bring together a wide range of aesthetics that exemplify the essence of this Othercontemporary movement Graffuturism, and also to explore where this movement is heading.


Through Graffuturism we have found a base to have this conversation amongst each other as International Peers. We move forward with or without the acceptance of academia, engaging the world the only way we know how – through our work in the streets and in the studio. The latter engages an older system of art with a structure much different than the art we create on the streets for the public and ourselves. Without the context of our street work, our studio work would seem impure, dishonest, out of place and out of context.


About The Gallery

886 Geary Gallery is a urban and contemporary art hub based in San Francisco. Combined with sister space White Walls Gallery and 4 project spaces, our state of the art 5,000 square

foot space is one of the largest galleries on the west coast.

Poesia, main curator of 886 Geary Gallery, has worked as an artist for over 2 decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and over the past 5 years curated multiple exhibitions internationally. Having started the internationally recognized website as well as Graffuturism Movement in 2010, he has now focused his attention to curating and bringing

emerging artists to San Francisco.


886 Geary is the curator’s newest project and venture into the commercial gallery space. Poesia will continue to bring artists from around the world to San Francisco and establish 886 Geary Gallery as the premiere destination of urban and contemporary art in the SanFrancisco Bay Area.




886 Geary Street

San Francisco, CA 94109


Group Exhibition: Mapping The City @ Somerset House, London

Sunday, January 18th, 2015



Overcast Angeles, 2014

18 x 24 x 1 5/8 inches

Found paper, ball point pen, correction fluid,

spray paint & acrylic on cradled birch panel.

Finished in archival varnish and matte varnish.  

Framed in mahogany lattice & found yardsticks.





Mapping the City

22 January – 15 February 2015
Daily 10.00-18.00 (last entry 17.30)
Enter via the River Terrace

Free admission

Somerset House London, in association with collaborative arts organisation Approved by Pablo (AbyP) will present an innovative exhibition of works by established and emerging artists from the Street art & Graffiti scenes. To complement the exhibition there will be a diverse series of events, including a series of film and music evenings, artists talks, performances and interactive workshops.


For a complete breakdwon of the exhibition and events visit:



View the work larger at

Brooklyn Street Arts review of the exhibition

Approved By Pablo Fbook page

Group Show: Into The Mystic Benefit show for Sandra Maya

Saturday, December 13th, 2014



Found Clipboard- Quill/ Dismantle System

12.5 x 9 inches [2014]

Acrylic and incising on pressed hardboard/ masonite.

Finished in satin gel medium. Signed. 


Found Clipboard- Quill/ Gold Line

12.5 x 9 inches [2014]

Acrylic and incising on pressed hardboard/ masonite.

Finished in satin gel medium. Signed.



[ I will have three letter size clipboards on display at this great benefit show for my friends mother Sandra Maya Campbell. These are the only clipboards available out of the US till late next year. Contact the gallery for all inquiries on availability and pricing. ] 




Into the Mystic:

Memorial Art Show for Sandra “Maya” Campbell

On Dec. 13, Pomona, CA’s DA Center for the Arts will see the culmination of over two dozen artists in a display of genuine admiration and support.“Into the Mystic” is a group exhibition in celebration of the life and creative efforts of Sandra “Maya” Campbell, a fiercely passionate photojournalist, mother and wife. Curated by her son, Ian Campbell, each artist has been pulled from Ian’s creative network to not only share their work, but represent themselves as an extension of the collective community produced through creative culture.

What began as a way to celebrate Sandra’s legacy after her battle with metastatic breast cancer ended this September, has become an effort in the act of communal care. Each purchase from this show will go towards lightening the monetary burden left behind by Sandra’s nearly five year battle with breast cancer, showcasing the unmatched ability for the creative community to create ties, strive collectively and extend consolation and strength.

Sandra’s emphasis on imaginative and ingenuitive ways to live vividly was enjoyed tenfold by her son, as well as his friends. Join them as they celebrate Sandra’s life and her lasting impression through a celebration of art.

When: Saturday, Dec. 13 during the Second Saturday Pomona Art Walk (3pm- 9pm) Where: DA Center for the Arts


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 Show: TAKING SHAPE @ Openspace, Paris documented by François-Xavier LAURENT

Sunday, November 30th, 2014


An excellent set of TAKING SHAPE opening night photos from François-Xavier LAURENT are available to view here.

View the exhibition installations 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 Show: ‘The Soze Collection’ Colaboration with MODERNICA

Friday, October 24th, 2014



Never take a seat to taking shape, 2014

Acrylic polymer and enamel spray paint on fiberglass.

Finished in satin varnish. Signed on back.



Group Exhibition / Nov 1 - Nov 14, 2014


The Soze Collection



SOZE Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of unique custom painted Modernica fiberglass shell chairs made on the original Herman Miller Equipment to benefit THE ART OF ELYSIUM.  Established artists including: RETNA, Erin Riley, Aaron De La Cruz, Ben Frost, Mel Kadel and many others will display custom painted chairs that are works of art in and of themselves.  A portion of the proceeds will go directly to THE ART OF ELYSIUM to support the incredible work they do.


RETNA, Cleon Peterson, Anthony Lister, Neckface, Augustine Kofie, Ben Frost, Gregory Siff, Aaron De La Cruz, Crash One, Seratla, Rolland Berry, Jaybo Monk, Marco Pho Grassi, Cole Sternberg, Mel Kadel, Ciler, Hueman, Brittany Segal, Erin Riley, Kristin Bauer, Emmitt Potter, Karen Bystedt/Mar, Paige Smith


Contact for all informations


Group Show: 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.




Solo Show: YESTERDAYS ADVANCE, Celaya Brothers Gallery, Mexico City

Thursday, May 1st, 2014



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


Rotationship, 2014

On sight Installation, Various size. 

Recycled wood (various), found paper,twine, nails, 

plastic cassette tape & enamel paint.



Celaya Brothers gallery Celaya Brothers gallery and ARTO are pleased to present:


Recent work by Augustine Kofie


Celaya Brothers Gallery

Zacatecas 194, Roma Norte,

Mexico City D.F.

(between Tonalá and Monterrey).


Celaya Brothers Gallery (CBG) is a unique space that challenges the creative limits of the participating artists. A contemporary art gallery with a proactive offer that invites international artists to develop unique concepts and defy the parameters of their time. CBG is based on the Celaya brothers’ involvement in the artists’ process and their absolute support in the creative freedom for all of their artworks. This is what shapes the spaces of the gallery. Thus, CBG is involved in the artist’s professional development, guiding him to experiment, risk and explore innovative ways of expression, always maintaining the quality and aesthetic discourse of each style.


This first time around, Augustine Kofie is in charge of inaugurating the walls of the gallery with his exhibition Yesterday’s Advance | Avances del Ayer. In it, he depicts a moment, an experience, materialized into tangible artworks. Every piece is a result of his recent residency in Mexico City.



His use of recycled materials, geometric composition, collages, a mixture of paper and ochre tones, emphasize the Californian artist’s experimental nature as the main creative agent in the pieces of Yesterday’s Advance | Avances del Ayer. Kofie portrays his fascination for structures and architectural forms through the use of earthly tones to create a modern dynamism in the composition, a style he calls “vintage futurism.” Renowned in the urban art world for the quality and detail of his pieces, Kofie portrays his obsession with perfect angles and his immaculate linear work by reviving the washed out colors of certain façades, damaged by time and history. The peach, cream and turquoise tones of the Porfirian buildings of the Roma and Condesa neighborhoods as well as the art deco architectural ensembles are – consciously or unconsciously – the core of the pieces presented in this exhibition.



Exhibition will be open to the public from May 9 to June 6, 2014

Zacatecas 194, Col. Roma

Mexico City


Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

+ 52 (55) 6391 5541




Celyay Brothers Opening photos

The City Loves You




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 Show: Exhibit Z @ Library Street Collective, Detroit

Friday, March 7th, 2014



After finishing up their big mural project, the Library Street Collective recently opened a group show featuring artwork from all the participating artists. Covering a wide range of styles, techniques and mediums, artists from all over the globe gladly partook in one of the biggest urban and contemporary art shows Detroit has seen in a long time. Featuring works by such names as Dabs Myla, How Nosm, Interesni Kazki, Tristan Eaton, Cyrcle, Revok, Gaia, Remi Rough, Sam Friedman, Maya Hayuk, Augustine Kofie, Pose, Logan Hicks, and more, the exhibition is a colorful overview of the infinite creative energy from the 27 artists featured in this project.

While the large murals created inside of “The Z “garage in downtown Detroit represented the street expression of their art, the sculptures, paintings and drawings exhibited at the LSC gallery showcased the participants’ fine art side. Ranging from surrealistic to expressive, abstract and futuristic, with lots of elements and influences of graffiti and urban art mixed in, the works in this show surely have something for everyone to enjoy. The exhibition is planned to be on view until the end of April, so make sure you check it out in person for a full experience.

Text: Arrested Motion   Photo credit: Sal Rodriguez 

Group Show: Graffuturism presents L’Avenir at Shooting Gallery

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013



Manifest Horizon, 2013

48 x 48 x 1 1/2  inches.

Acrylic and spray paint on primed duck canvas

Finished in satin gel medium.








White Walls Gallery presents:

L’Avenir: A Graffuturism group exhibition curated by Poesia  |   December 14, 2013, 7-11 pm On View Through January 4, 2014

L’Avenir features a group of like-minded artists that flourish under the banner of Graffuturism, a term coined by artist and arts commentator Poesia, who edits and publishes an online blog under the same name,

Taking inspiration from French philosopher Jacques Derrida and his axiom The coming of the Other, L’Avenir literally translates as “the future,” and is a direct reference to the progressive and contemporary element that has influenced this intercontinental group of individuals known for creating a distinct aesthetic of their own.

The exhibition is a survey of an emerging movement and features work from Augustine Kofie (US), Borondo (Italy), Chazme (Poland), Clemens Behr (Germany), Doze Green (US), Duncan Jago (UK), Part2ism (UK), Poesia (US), Robert Proch (Poland), Sainer (Poland) and Vesod (Italy).

L’Avenir brings this group of graffiti inspired contemporary artists crashing into our visual field with an exciting celebration of the neo-contemporary Graffuturism movement.

White Walls Gallery | 886 Geary Street, San Francisco , Caifornia

+Complete info for show

+Vandalog Preview

+Brooklyn Street Art post




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

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





Arrested Motion | Structurally Sound | Joe Russo

Saturday, September 14th, 2013


Photo credit: Joe Russo for Arrested Motion.
Complete post here..

Group Show: De La Ligne A L’abstraction, Montreal, Quebec

Saturday, August 24th, 2013


Detail of GoldCoast Incline

65 x 48 x 1  [2013]

Acrylic and spray paint on primed duck canvas

Finished in satin gel medium. Framed by artist in mahogany stained pine.



Detail of System shift in Sequoia reds 

22 × 30 inches (559 mm × 762 mm) Unframed [2013]

Acrylic on 300 lb Soft Press Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.

(Two natural deckles and two cut edges). Finished in satin varnish.

Yves Laroche Galerie d’art presents:



Yves Laroche Galerie, Montréal, Quebec

September 12th - October 11th, 2013



Yves Laroche Galerie’s next show opens on September 12th. “From lines into abstraction” will showcase new works by a group of Graffiti artists from across the globe. Guest curator Patrick RESO Jungfleisch has gathered a collective of active Graff  artists whos works transcend their foundations of their respected Graffiti arts into the realms of abstraction, expressionist and modern territories.


Artists include fellow Agent Of Change, Remi Rough as well as Zoer, 123Klan, Dems333, Alex Scaner, Doc TC5, Bacon, Greg Lamarche, Reso, Pose, El Mac, Pro, Sen2, Stare, Victor Reyes, Wane, Yes2, Zek One and Cope2.



6355, Boul. Saint-Laurent

Montréal, QC, H2S 3C3


tel. : 514.393.1999



Galleries insta

Remi Rough says..


Preview photos via  Yves La Roche

Group Show: Out With The Old @ Library Street Collective, Detroit

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013



Circulation of the navy peak

36 x 36 x 1.5 inches [2013]

Acrylic and spray paint on primed duck canvas

Finished in satin gel medium


Where the action is 

24 x 24 x  1 5/8 inches [2013]

Found paper, acrylic, ball point pen, white-out , screenprint &  spray paint on wood panel.

Coated in archival matte varnish. Finished in matte gel medium. 

Framed in mahogany lattice & found yardsticks.




[I’m very pleased to participate in this well stocked group show in the heart of downtown Detroit, Michigan.  Thanks to a gracious invitation by Revok, this will mark my first time working with Library Street Collective. 4 recent works will be on display for the show including one canvas, one collage on wood and 2 found clipboard paintings.]



Library Street Collective Gallery:









Saturday August 3rd- October 1st, 2013

Public opening: August 3rd, 6PM - 9PM


Library Street Collective

1260 Library Street

Detroit, Michigan. USA 48226


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Solo Exhibition: California Soul at OpenSpace Opening Photos

Saturday, May 25th, 2013





All photo © Fatina Faye 




GRAFFUTURISM Paris Exhibitions series

35 Artists - 1 Group Show - 4 Solo Shows



Augustine Kofie | California Soul

May, 25 – June, 06, 2013


OpenSpace Galeri

56, rue Alexandre Dumas. Paris 11e France

09 80 66 63 94


* Facebook Invite


Official ‘CaliforniaSoul soundtrack by 4×4Tracktor/ Free download and stream here



I am very pleased to be contributiong to another international GRAFFUTURISM project. Samantha Longhi and Nicolas Chenus of GRAFFITI ART Magazine & OpenSpace Galeri reached out in early 2013 to begin talks on this extensive Graffuturism Paris exhibition, including 4 solo shows to follow the highly anticipated Group show in April. My inclusion marks my first true solo show outside of these United States as well as my first solo in Paris… A great personal accomplishment for me.  

As most of my shows I do my best to solidify a theme and a fitting title that best describes the works as well as continues to highlight my style. California Soul came to me as a perfect direction. A great way of bringing some of this progressive West Coast aesthetic and a costal cool sunwashed color pallette to Paris.

A little over a dozen new works on paper, wood and canvas will be on display from May 25 - June 6th, just a bit shy of 2 weeks. With all new works created since February, I continue my theme of finding balance with shape and form in each of the pieces, whether big or small. Contrasting soft color fields and washes with grid work and linear forms that speak of transition and structure. Themes touch on a golden state of mindovercast optimism, southlandishness and the complexities of the good life in the rural paradise that he saw bulldozed into urban submission. 



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More opening photos at Openspace Paris 

Expostion du 25 mai au 5 juin 2013



Urban Art Biennale 2013 | Völklingen Ironworks, Germany

Sunday, March 17th, 2013




Circulatory System No. 24, 2012

60 x 60 x 2 inches, stertched.

Acrylic, spray paint, white-out & bitumen on canvas.

Finished in matte satin varnish.


[I was invited to participate in this biennial held in an old ironworks factory in west Germany. Circulatory System No. 24 was last on display in London for the FUTURISM 2.0 Exhibition at Blackall studios. Many thanks to and RESO and Frank Krämer for this invitation.]


Urban Art Biennale 2013

Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte

World Heritage Site, Völklingen Ironworks



March 24, 2013 to November 1, 2013


Europäisches Zentrum für Kunst und Industriekultur
Generaldirektor Dr. Meinrad Maria Grewenig
66302 Völklingen / Saarbrücken, Germany



Since 2008 a new, young trend has splashed onto the international art scene: Urban Art. In the meantime Urban Art proponents have conquered museums and galleries commanding high prices for their works. In 2011 the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks presented the internationally regarded exhibition “Urban Art – Graffiti 21”.


From 2013 the World Cultural Heritage Site at the Völklingen Ironworks is to provide a regular platform for Urban Art. Every two years, the European Centre for Art and Industry Culture, will display new and significant positions of art that has developed from graffiti. The first “Urban Art Biennial” is to begin on Sunday 24th March 2013, with stars from the scene in Europe and America.




More info on their Facebook page

Video press of the opening event 



My Billboard for #ARTSHARELA 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

The Seventh Letter presents #ARTSHARELA

Friday, March 1st, 2013





Triangulation of the everyday power alignment [2012-2013]

31 1/2  x 31 1/2 x 1 5/8 inches

Found paper and chipboard, ball point pen, 

pencil, white out & acrylic on wood panel. 

Framed in mahogany lattice & found vintage yardsticks.



The Seventh Letter presents #ARTSHARELA


Art Share LA

801 E 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Opening reception: March 1, 2013 | 8 - 10pm
Show runs: March 1 - April 7, 2013


A celebration of Street Art curated by Casey Zoltan of Known Gallery, featuring gallery pieces & outdoor billboards from noted Los Angeles artists: Saber, Patrick Martinez, Rime, Victor Reyes, Pose, Sage Vaughn, Willie T, Shepard Fairey, Risk, Push, Revok, Zes, Sever, Augustine Kofie and Vizie.



Video: The Qualities Of Light: Augustine Kofie

Monday, December 24th, 2012

kd-tqollogo.jpgThe Qualities of Light is a film project curated by my good friend and collaborator Shane Sakanoi of Draftsmen and Rich Hama.

I must say, after a number of years giving it up to cameras for interviews an the like, this is by far my most cherished contribution to a doc piece to date. Yes, I did have some say in the style for the film and a bit of direction and I’m sure that’s helping the sway of my judgement, but the guys went somewhere else with it and I’m happy for that.


Music by Teebs & 4×4tracktor.kd-brackettexture2.jpg

Group Show: GRAFFUTURISM | LA | December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14th, 2012






The circulation of a process of elimination [2012]

47 x 65 x 2 inches 

Acrylic, enamel, white-out & enamel spray-paint on canvas.

Finished in matte satin gel medium. 

Framed in mahogany lattice


Soze Gallery presents “Graffuturism”

Curated by it’s founder Poesia [Transcend]


LA Artshare Building
801 East 4th Place,
Los Angeles, CA 90013


Featuring the works of:


2501, Aaron De La Cruz, Augustine Kofie, Boris “Delta” Tellegen, Carl Raushenbach, Carlos Mare, Clemens Behr, Derek Bruno, Doze Green, Duncan Jago, DVS 1, El Mac, Eric Haze, Erosie, Franco “Jaz” Fasoli, Futura, Gilbert 1, Greg “Sp One” Lamarche, Graphic Surgery, Hense, Hendrik “ECB” Beikirch, Jaybo Monk, Joker, Jurne, Kema, Kenor, Lek, Marco “Pho” Grassi, Matt W. Moore, Moneyless, O.Two, Part2ism, Poesia, Rae Martini, Remi Rough, Samuel Rodriguez, Sat One, Sever, Shok-1, Sowat, Steve More, West, Will Barras.





Official post on GRAFFUTURISM Including a forward by Daniel Feral’s brilliant breakdown and history of the shows inception and growth.





“Over the last year the Graffuturism blog has become a major player in the documentation of artists who share a Graffiti background/history but have taken their work to new heights, leaving the ‘rules’ of writing behind.  

This December, in collaboration with Soze Gallery, the folks at Graffuturism are hosting a large group show featuring some of the major players in the genre. Obviously, this is not showing everyone who is doing amazing work work that falls into this category, but it is a great selection. Hopefully the show will become an annual event to give opportunities to more and more artists as the blog, and the genre, continue to grow.”

                                                        -Jerry JOKER Inscoe, Fall 2012




Preview of GRAFFUTURISM LA on 12OzProphet



Conversations | 2 man show with Jaybo | Soze Gallery:LA

Sunday, November 11th, 2012




SOZE Gallery presents:


C o n v e r s a t i o n s 

New individual and collaborative work by Augustine Kofie & Jaybo Monk of Agents of Change


+ the release of 2 zines in a limited edition of 30, ”When The Seas Catch Fire’ by JAYBO and ‘OBSERvations’ by KOFIE 


Public opening:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

7-11 pm


Show runs till November  22



Soze Gallery DTLA [New Location]

2020 E 7th St Unit B

Los Angeles Calif. 90021


Many thanks to AOC, DOZE Collective, Scott La Rockwell, Todd Mazer, Graffuturism and Soze Gallery.



More on Jayboisms

Images of works at Soze Gallery 

Graffuturism preview

Soze on FB

‘Gather’ 2 man show with Paul Senyol | Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday, October 18th, 2012






GATHER  A two-man ‘Live open Studio’ show by Augustine Kofie and Paul Senyol  

12 - 27 October, 2012



139 Albert Road, Woodstock,

Cape Town South Africa



This October The Lovell Gallery in association with Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection presents GATHER an exhibition by visual artists Augustine Kofie and Paul Senyol, whose works grace the streets and galleries of Los Angeles and Cape Town, respectively. GATHER will include works by the individual artists in their signature styles, collaborative works by Kofie and Senyol, as well as a true pièce de résistance, a historic racing Porsche 911, which will be transformed into an object of art inside the gallery from the 16th to the 19th Oct as part of this exhibition. This Art Porsche will then race in the endurance challenges of the International Springbok Series in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth starting in November this year.

Augustine Kofie (born 1973) is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles.  He has exhibited extensively worldwide with seminal shows in California, Japan, London, Germany and Switzerland. The artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project Room and Studio Voice Japan. Kofie is internationally renowned for his awe-inspiring technical skills, employed to create his unique abstract compositions, characterized by simple geometric shapes, exact lines and smooth colour – complex yet elegant and in a league of their own. He has just completed shows in London and Turin Italy, and is in Cape Town for three weeks only on a residency with The Lovell Gallery.

Paul Senyol (born 1980) has been drawing and painting since his early high school years, however never pursuing any form of artistic training. Graffiti and street artists such as Marc Gonzales, Ed Templeton, and Barry McGee have all been major influences in his work, and in later years, the artistic genius of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, and Cy Twombly. The absence of formal training has given the artist the freedom to break away from traditional notions of painting, to explore a variety of genres and styles, and to meld mediums, allowing him a creative freedom that flows so evidently through his works. Senyol’s art lingers gracefully and intentionally between beauty and honesty and brings a surreal, yet abstract world into being. Geometry, line, shape, composition, typography, abstraction and colour form the key elements in his work. Senyol has exhibited extensively throughout South Africa and has shown in a number of exhibitions in Europe. He currently works from a studio in Woodstock, Cape Town, and is represented by Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection. 

Kofie and Senyol have both succeeded in developing their own unique abstract- and street- inspired artistic identities without any formal training. Process, balance, geometry, layering and typography are common elements, which link these artists’ works together. The pairing of Kofie and Senyol’s practice in GATHER results in a richly diverse visual dialogue and outcome, coexisting beautifully and harmoniously within the gallery space. GATHER further invites the viewer to be witness to the art-making process of two original contemporary street- and fine-artists in their own right. A world-class exhibition not to be missed!


GATHER will be celebrated with a wrap / closing event due to the live and evolutionary nature of the exhibition.  Viewers will be able to observe the creative processes of the artists throughout the course of the exhibition by the day-to-day progress and happenings at the gallery.



The Lovell Gallery hours: Tue – Fri 10am - 6pm; Sat 10am – 2pm

Closed on Mondays 


Contact:  Brendon van Kraayenburg (Gallery Manager) 084 627 2951 / 021-447-5918

Tamzin Lovell Miller (Gallery Owner) 079 176 4292 / 021 447 5918



The Lovell Gallery on FB

Observations via Tumblr 1

Observations via Tumblr 2

Observations via Tumblr 3

Observations via Tumblr 3 


Group Show: FUTURISM 2.0 @ Blackall Studios, London

Friday, September 28th, 2012







Augustine Kofie, Phil Ashcroft, Boris Tellegen (Delta), James Choules (sheOne), Matt W. Moore, Mark Lyken, Sat One, Christopher Derek Bruno, Moneyless, Mr Jago, Nawer, O. Two, Morten Andersen, Keith Hopewell(Part2ism), Jaybo Monk, Poesia, Derm, Jerry Inscoe (Joker), Remi/Rough, Divine Styler and Clemens Behr.



Blackall Studios

73 Leonard Street

Shoreditch, London,


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7739 9551



Public Opening/

Friday 28th September 2012, the gallery will be open to the public all day. DJ’s and drinks from 6pm.

The exhibition will run from Thursday 27th September - Tuessday 2nd October.

Friday - Saturday 11am - 8pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm
Monday - Tuesday 11am - 8pm



“We stand on the last promontory of the centuries! Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.” – Marinetti, Futurist Manifesto, 1909.



In 1912, just three years after the manifesto was published, the Futurists exhibited in London for the first time. A hundred years later on September 27th, 2012, just three years after the creation of, the Graffuturists will exhibit for the first time in London at Blackall Studios.



At the core of both movements are the parallel ideals of “dynamism” and “progression.” Both of these keywords conjure a sense of action, motion and movement, wavering disturbances of change pulsing forward, like an electrocardiogram, along a historical continuum into the future. Marinetti extolled the virtues of a dynamic art form that was alive and motivated; Poesia, the founder of, has stated that the word Graffuturism was inspired by the desire to articulate a progressive impetus for graffiti.



Uplifting arms together in spirit, both these movements revel in the urban environment as a petri dish for the advancements and inventions of their age. Just as Futurism embraced the Industrial Age and its recently mechanized urban centers, Graffuturism embraces the Digital Age and its recently wired urban-global community. For the Futurists, the ideals of dynamism were expressed in images of their century’s new inventions, such as the motor car, the steam engine, the airplane, the telephone; whereas for the Graffuturists, the icons of salvation are the subway car, electric/ diesel freight trains, markers, spray paint, rollers, fire extinguishers, and so on. A different set of symbols for this century, but still imbued with the same impetus.



Because of the global composition of the group, the Graffuturists consist of disparate backgrounds, professions, and locations. They create in different styles, but their unifying theme is abstraction, their medium is painting, and their influence is graffiti. In their work on the streets and on canvas, these painters aspire to a high level of proficiency at their craft, which creates a visual poetry of depth and complexity. The Graffuturists could be classified as a High Style New Millennium Painting movement, consisting of a long dialectic and cross-pollination between advanced graffiti and fine art painting techniques.


Wildstyle Graffiti is combined with Abstract Expressionism or Geometric Abstraction, then transposed through the artist’s unique vision into a personal vocabulary of hybrid techniques, an experimental mix of the high and low, the intellectual and visceral, the visionary and the primitive. Whereas the Street Art movement of the mid-2000s tended to focus on collaged and wheat-pasted illustrations and figurative stencils, this group of artists focuses on the act of Painting, whether on the street or off, whether with spray paint or oils, with a fat cap or a sable brush.

Just as Be-bop developed from jazz, Raw Magazine from Superman comics, and Wildstyle from Original Writing, Graffuturism progresses from graffiti, and then takes up the oily-rag torch to ignite the future.



                                                                          -Daniel Feral (Pantheon Projects / 12oz Prophet)

Portrait Photo: Todd Mazer 



Opening night photos via HookedBlog

Opening night photos via Unusualimage

FUTURISM2.0 Official 


RemiRoughs post for the show





Group Show: Geometricks at Gallery Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012



The triangulations of a coy showcase [2012]

19.5 x 19.5 x 1 3/8 inches

Found paper, acrylic and ball point on wood panel.

Finished in matte satin varnish. 

Framed in mahogany lattice & found vintage yardsticks. //SOLD 




Curated by Street Artist Hellbent


September 22 – October 28, 2012

Opening Reception Saturday, September 22, 2012
6 pm – 9 pm


Gallery Brooklyn

351 Van Brunt St.
Red Hook
Brooklyn, NY 11231


Gallery Hours
Thursday-Saturdays: 12-6pm
Sundays: 12-5pm

Vandal or Visionary Series presented by BSA



As part of their Vandal or Visionary Series, where BSA selects one Street Artist to curate a show that follows their specific vision of the scene, BSA is proud to introduce Hellbent as curator of the inaugural show of the series titled “GEOMETRICKS” at new Gallery Brooklyn in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, New York City, opening September 22, 2012.


Participating artists:

Augustine Kofie, Chor Boogie, Drew Tyndell, Feral Child, Hellbent, Jaye Moon, Maya Hayuk, MOMO, OLEK, OverUnder, See One


GEOMETRICKS turns the spotlight on the movement on the streets that boasts bold color, wild patterning, sophisticated lineplay, and a modern approach to abstraction.

As the stylistic circle widens on the street, GEOMETRICKS grabs a razor-sharp cross section of the growing number of graffiti artists who depart from traditional forms of lettering, Street Artists who are not interested in Pop-inspired icons or irony, and fine artists who never considered the “rules” of the street to begin with.


GEOMETRICKS references modernists, tribalists, and the rhythmic symmetry of the natural world, with it’s hexagons and spirals and comforting repetitions. Old labels about Graffiti and Street Art mean little; this group takes the formalist clarity that references geometry, folk art, and science, and often smashes it with an abstract hammer.

Parallel, perpendicular, rigid, curvilinear; lines and shapes intersect and play off color-rich pattern - challenging the shape, form and expectations of many in the Street Art scene.



“I’m stoked to be able put together this GEOMETRICKS show with some artists who I’ve really admired for a long time as well as some of the new players on the scene. This show is a great opportunity for me to create a vision and really put a dream team of artists into one room and show people what I am diggin’ right now.” - Hellbent



The Vandal or Visionary Series calls into question the simplistic characterization of artists who work on the street as one dimensional vandals and it wonders aloud what a gallery show would look like if viewed through their eyes. Many artists have always had a better understanding of the scene than academics or experts who talk about it and this series allow us to see a show curated by someone with a direct view and a very unique perspective.




Update/ Post Show:


 First we wanted to thank all the Street Art fans for your support for our really successful GEOMETRICKS show with 11 American Street Artists from 8 cities . With an 80% sold show and 400 guests on opening night in Red Hook, we felt lucky as hell to be working with some of the best Street Artists doing compelling work on the scene right now. Thanks to Gallery Brooklyn and our guest curator, Hellbent, for being great partners. 

                                             -BSA for GEOMETRICKS/ Nov 2012 






Color, Geometry and Pattern on the Streets”

Read all BSA posts on The Huffington Post HERE

BSA Fanpage on F


Vandalog post for the show

Group Show: Space // Form @ Breeze Block gallery, Portland OR

Thursday, September 6th, 2012





SpcFrm/ Incised No. 17 [2012] 

10 x 10 x 2.5  inches

Acrylic, pencil and incising on masonite panel.

Finished in matte varnish 

Framed in found yardstick & mahogany lattice.



Space // Form

Breeze Block Gallery

Portland OR.


Opening Reception:

Thursday, September 6th, 6-10pm



A group exhibition curated by Sven Davis


Space//Form centers around notions of the architectural landscape.  Over 100 of the most relevant young contemporary artists were each given an identical 10×10 inch panel and invited to create a work depicting their interpretation of space and form within either the constructed or the natural environment.  The exhibition will be accompanied by integral installations by Mark Dean Veca and Michael Murphy. Curator, Sven Davis, has worked in architecture for over 20 years and is the UK Director for the internationally staffed online arts magazine, Arrested Motion.


Participating artists:

Aakash Nihalani, Adam Normandin, Adam Wallacavage, Alex Lukas, Alicia Dubnyckyj, Amy Casey, Anthony Zinonos, Augustine Kofie, Ben Eine, Bill McRight, Blaine Fontana, Brendan Monroe, Brett Amory, Carl Cashman, Carl Riddle. Cheryl Molnar, Chloe Early, Chris Ballantyne, Chris Scarborough, Christian Mendoza, Christopher Derek Bruno, Clayton Brothers, Cleon Peterson, Dabs Myla, Dana Brown, Dave Kinsey, David Kassan, David O’Brien, Deedee Cheriel, Doze Green, Drew Tyndall, Eric Shaw, Eric White, Erik Mark Sandberg, Francesco Igory Deiana, Frank Gonzales, Gary Taxali, Geoff McFetridge, Ghostpatrol, Greg Eason, Greg Lamarche, Hamishi, Henry Gunderson, Ian Francis, Jacob Magraw Mickelson, James Marshall (Dalek), Jason Thielke, Jeff Depner, Jeff Soto, Jim Houser, Jordin Isip, Josh Keyes, Joshua Krause, Judith Supine, Kai & Sunny, Karin Krommes, Karl de Vroomen, Katrin Fridriks, Kenji Hirata, Kevin Cyr, Kevin Earl Taylor, Kevin Peterson, Kid Acne, Kozyndan, Kris Lewis, Kristen Schiele, Lex Thomas, Logan Hicks, Lola Dupré, Louis Reith, Lucas Price, LX One, Mario Wagner, Marissa Textor, Mark Dean Veca, Mark Schoening, Mark Warren Jacques, Mark Whalen, Mars-1, Martin Wittfooth, Mary Iverson, Matt Leines, Maya Hayuk, Michael Murphy, Mike Stilkey, Moneyless, Nick Walker, Pakayla Biehn, Paul Insect, Pete Watts, Reginald S. Aloysius, Remi Rough, Rich Jacobs, Richard Colman, Ricky Allman, Rostarr, Russell Leng, Ryan Shaffer, Ryan Stewart Nault, Sage Vaughn, Saner, Seonna Hong, She One, Sidney Pink, Sinc, Slinkachu, Stephanie Buer, Sweet Toof, Teresa Duck, Tim Biskup, Tom French, Tristram Lansdowne, Wayne White, Will Barras, Winston Smith


Curatorial statement:

Space//Form explores the constructed and natural environment while also serving as a comparative exercise in how different individuals respond to a single set of prescribed criteria.  All of the participating artists were given the same commission guidelines and an identical surface material to work with.  Each unique interpretation of the brief has led to the creation of a new artwork specifically for the show.  The disciplines of art and architecture traditionally enjoy a symbiotic relationship, and the parallels run deep between the conception and realization of an architectural project and the Space//Form exhibition itself.


Thank you to our generous sponsors, Ampersand Art Supply and Black Star Beer.

Ampersand Art Supply are the leading manufacturers of archival painting panels in the United States.  Their signature museum series panels include Claybord™, Aquabord™, Gessobord™, Encausticbord™, Scratchbord™ and Pastelbord™, each featuring Ampersand’s patented Archiva-Seal™ barrier technology.  As one of the key sponsors of Space//Form , Ampersand provided a custom made panel for each of the artists to produce their own unique art piece for the show.  Ampersand’s unique surface coatings allow each artist to experiment and further their creative expression beyond what can be done on an ordinary stretched canvas.



Breeze Block Gallery

323 NW 6th Ave.


OR 972209


Phone +011 503318.6228



A progress shot on my flickr

Post show coverage: Breeze Block 

Post show coverage: Arrested Motion  

The Board Dripper Festival 3: Querétaro, Mexico

Monday, September 3rd, 2012




Mural progress with Smithe & DhearOne, 2 amazing artists from Mexico D.F In Querétaro at the UAQ.

Board Dripper 3// Collage 2012

Querétaro, México

September 3 - 8, 2012



The THE BOARD DRIPPER© festival cares to encourage the youth in using recycling to reinterpet the spaces it provides them. Thanks to the support of government and private institutions, the festival has succeeded in positionning itself within the younger crowd of the population. The specific objectives of this event are to encourage a culture of recycling, cultural exchanges and the search for self-expression in the communal spaces.


Partisipating Artists:

Onesto /Brazil 

Tyza /D.F. Mexico

Exops, Nickel’One, Payo, Olito, Mathieu Labrecque, Sarah L’Herault & CY  /Quebec, Canada 

Caracrimen /D.F. Mexico 

Dhear One, Fusca & Smithe /D.F. Mexico

Terror Queretaro, Mexico


Full Program HERE 




[ I will be in attendance for this great project givint a talk to students at the Universty about my artworks with emphasis on my mix media collage. There are laso exhibitions planned as well as plans to paint at the University during my stay. Updates to follow]






My page for The Board Dripper 

The Board Dripper Blog

The Board Dripper FB

Group Show: West Coast Art @ Mirror Gallery, China Town LA

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012




Incised Series No. 16 [2012]

24.5 x 24 x 1 5/8 inches

Acrylic, screen print and incising on masonite panel.

Finished in matte satin varnish. 

Framed in found yardstick & mahogany lattice.





Group Exhibition

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Public opening at 6:00pm - 11pm

Show runs till July 10th.


One of Los Angeles’ first, most well known, and most well respected crews. Founded in 1985, and consisting of some of the biggest names in the graffiti art community for almost 3 decades.

Many members have grown to become the worlds foremost tattooists, gallery artists, graphic designers and many members own some of the worlds best known graphic design firms and clothing companies. What started as a group of young kids in Los Angeles, with a mutual love of a new artistic art form, has grown to become a legacy of creativity, originality and respect worldwide.



Mirror Gallery in historic China Town
963 Chung King Rd.
LA, CA. 90012


Contact: Eric Barrette




FB Invite

Mirror Films Post

I Wuz Here post

My interview with DIG Magazine

KraspOne Post



Solo Exhibition: Working An Angle @ Known Gallery, May 26-June 9, 2012

Saturday, May 26th, 2012








Known Gallery Presents:

Working An Angle

Recent works by Augustine Kofie


Working An Angle is a recent collection of work by Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie. This will be Kofie’s first solo show with Known Gallery and will include 40 recent works including hand painted multiple screen prints, collage on wood as well as paintings on canvas and wood.

The works comprising Working An Angle feature found paper collage, clean line work, delineation of geometric forms and divisions of space with a technical precision that resembles a modernist like archtectype drafting. Kofie’s unique understanding of placement and line work results in a style of meticulous rendering that never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained within each drafted creation. Compositions incorporating found papers and ephemera from various hunts for the refuse of the past tend to help give these recent works an ‘old soul’ type vintage mood, while still holding a structural heart. Dusty pinks, mauves and mint greens compliment a muted palette to soften the sharp streaks of line work, and imparts a simple elegance to the complicated arrangements of each circular form and shape. 

Half a dozen larger works will be on display as well as a number of pieces from the artists ‘Incising’ series where acrylic paintings on clayboard are lightly carved to exposing the underlining color forms,  continuation in the artists curiosity with layering, movement and linear connections.




Opens: May 26, 2012 | 8-11pm

Runs: May 26 - June 9, 2012


Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036



A 37 minute 4×4Tracktor Soundtrack for the show on my Mixcloud.

Teaser video on my Vimeo




Graffuturism breakdown&love


KnownGallery post

SensesLost post

BATES @ 12ozProphet post

DRTY post



Known Gallery: Sesame Street Group show & Benefit, Los Angeles

Thursday, April 26th, 2012



Sesame Street System [2012]

Complete shot + detail 

20 x 30/5 x 2 inches

Found record covers, pencil, ball point pen,

acrylic and xerographic gel transfer on wood panel. 

Finished in a matte varnish.

Framed in found yardsticks and

mahogany lattice.



Sesame Street presented by The Seventh Letter & Neff Headwear


Benefiting City of Hope’s Department of Pediatrics 


Aaron De La Cruz, Amanda Lynn, Anthony Lister, Askew, Augustine Kofie, Axis, Carlos Donjuan, Dabs & Myla, Dame, Danny D, Ewok, Franco Vescovi, Jaime Oliver, Jasper Wong, Jeff McMillan, Joe King, Kelsey Brookes, Leo Eguiarte, Madsteez, Mambo, Mark Dean Veca, Matt Nichols, Mr. Cartoon, Munk One, Nate Van Dyke, OG Abel, Patrick Martinez, Persue, Pose, Revok, Rime aka Jersey Joe, Samuel Rodriguez, Sage Vaughn, Sever, Slick, Stash, Steel, Todd Bratrud, Trevelen, Victor Reyes


Show runs Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29, 2012


Known Gallery
441 North Fairfax Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036




Seen on Instagram

Los Angeles Times

Huffington Post 

Seen on Pop Curious 

Mural Intervention: ‘Graffuturiste’ | Art Basel:MIAMI with MTN Colors

Monday, December 5th, 2011


‘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






 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.




Action shot found on Flickr

Progress photo published on Flickr

Progress photo on Tumblr

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Art Basel:MIAMI | GRAFFUTURISM ‘In Situ’ mural installation

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011




Graffuturism mural installation project at Art Basel Miami , 2011


The installation titled “In Situ” will took place in the Wynwood Art District at the Kohn Compound during Art Basel|Miami 2011


With mural installation by:

Eric Haze, Mare 139, West One, Poesia, Aaron De la Cruz,

Kema, Jurne, Sueme, Remi Rough, Greg Lamarche, Rae Martini,

LX One, Matt W. Moore, and Augustine Kofie.


“The title “In Situ” is a reference to the Mural installations that in the definition of the term will be made and created for the site specific to this event. Permanent Murals that will be placed in a unique and contrary to traditional compositions. As graffiti enters its place among the art world as legitimate art form, we have put together this lineup with the intention of showcasing some of our cultures important figures. With most, if not all the artists having an extensive background in traditional graffiti we have tried to bring many aspects of our current culture. From Legends Like Mare 139 & Eric Haze to emerging stars like Sueme and Jurne. We have picked a wide spectrum of talent. International additions like Remi Rough and She One will also contribute, reminding us of how far our culture has reached. We offer a different vision, modernist at times to street art and traditional graffiti. The great part of the Art Basel event that spreads into the streets of the Wynwood arts district, is that all angles are represented. We now add our version this year with In Situ. We hope you stop by and say hello. The graffiti Avante Garde as some have called it is here and we hope you enjoy what we will be bringing to the table this year.”

Special thanks to MTN Colors for being the paint sponsor for this event.”




The official GRAFFUTURISM post with a forward by HAZE

Hypebeast Reposts In Situ Installation

MWM documentation of In Situ

Solo Exhibition: Circulatory System @ White Walls Gallery

Sunday, November 13th, 2011








Circulatory System: Recent Works by Augustine Kofie

Opening Reception – November 12th, 2011, 7-11 pm

On View Through December 3, 2011


White Walls

835 Larkin St,

San Francisco, CA


Gallery Press release for show



White Walls is pleased to present Circulatory System, the new collection of work by Los Angeles-based artist Augustine Kofie. This will be Kofie’s second solo show with White Walls, and will include 30 recent works including smaller collage case studies on paper, hand painted multiple screen prints, assemblage on wood, paintings on canvas and wood and a large wall installation. The opening reception will be Saturday, November

12th, from 7-11 pm, and the exhibition is free and open to the public for viewing through December 3rd.


The works comprising Circulatory System feature a clean delineation of geometric forms and divisions of space with a technical precision that resembles architectural drafting. Kofie’s understanding of illustration and linework results in a style of meticulous rendering that never seems cold or sterile due to the delicate sense of balance maintained  within each composition. The muted palette softens the sharp lines, and imparts a simple  elegance to the complicated arrangements of shape.


The vintage-toned color scheme- the pale seafoam and mint greens of the sixties and the varying beige shades of worn paper- fit perfectly with the collage aspect of the work. Found imagery and ephemera are interwoven into many of the paintings, constructing a new way of looking upon fragments of the past. 


Kofie uses a similar approach of artful combination, rearrangement and layering to create  a soundtrack that will accompany the exhibition, reflecting the theme as well as setting  the tone for the collection. The 40 minute soundtrack is not an itunes mix but what Kofie  calls a true mix, meaning a well- collaged assemblage of original beats, pulled dialogue  from various films and re-edited songs. 




Susie Lee did me a solid and posted this comprehensive studio visit ad article for Arrested Motion the weep of my solo at White Walls gallery in SF. Carlos Gonzales on the photos.


Direct link to interview and studio photos here.






Group Show: Rarely Found @ Lunch Money

Friday, August 19th, 2011


Rapid Fire 2011

Ink on velum 


On Friday, August 19 I will be showing some smaller works on paper in a crew show at the Lunch Money shop off Melrose. TYER has been holding down the shop for close to a year now and it was time for a family show. There is also going to be a black & white  coloring book with the whole crews letter styles available at the opening for an undisclosed amount as of yet. Def a lil collectors item with letter ways from all of the above mentioned. 

Group Show: Rudimentary Perfection in Glasgow, Scotland

Monday, June 27th, 2011


Circulations of gentleman in colorama [2011]

10 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 1 inches

26.4  x  26.4 x  2.5 cm

Found paper, ball point pen, ink, acrylic & spray paint on wood panel.

Framed in vintage yardsticks.Finished in matte gel medium.




Triangulations circa 1952 [2011]

10 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 1 inches

26.4  x  26.4 x  2.5 cm

Found paper, ball point pen, ink, acrylic & spray paint on wood panel.

Framed in vintage yardsticks.Finished in matte gel medium. 




 Rudimentary triangulations, perfected [2011]

10 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 1 inches

26.4  x  26.4 x  2.5 cm

Found paper, ball point pen, ink, acrylic & spray paint on wood panel.

Framed in vintage yardsticks.Finished in matte gel medium.








Recoat Gallery Presents:

Rudimentary Perfection


Proudly showcasing recent work by:

-SheOne -Duncan Jago -Jaybo Monk -Matt W. Moore -Augustine Kofie

-Poesia -Nawer -Derm  -Morten Andersen

-Mark Lyken 


Recoat Gallery 

323 North Woodside Road G20 6ND Glasgow United Kingdom



Opening on 1st of July 2011, 7-10pm, Scotland’s Recoat Gallery will host the UK’s first comprehensive Graffuturism Exhibition titled “Rudimentary Perfection“. The exhibition pulls together an impressive group of notable international artists linked by their innovative spirit & shared graffiti heritage. The project has been heralded as one of the finest of its kind to take place anywhere in the world this year.


Each of these artists has ventured down unique paths in their post graffiti output & each offers a radical take on expressive, figurative & letter-based abstraction. These works, while differing in approach & execution retain the sense of movement, assured marks & imperfect beauty of graffiti itself.


About Recoat:

Recoat is an exhibition space in Glasgow, Scotland. We exhibit illustration, graphic art, photography, street art and graffiti, showcasing Scottish talent alongside artwork from all over the world.




Graffuturism Preview 

Gallery info here

Recoat gallery on FB

Fbook Invite

Recoat on Flickr 



Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas at the PMCA

Saturday, May 14th, 2011



Dark Side of the Triangulations No. 1 [2010]

5 x 7 x 2 1/2

Acrylic & spray-paint on canvas.





Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas 

May 15, 2011 - September 4, 2011



PASADENA, CA - The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) announces the first museum exhibition that joins the work created by Los Angeles graffiti artists for a fine art context with their graffiti art made in the streets. Internationally renowned as one of the most fertile grounds for graffiti art, the City of Angels has its own idiosyncratic graffiti styles created from the innovative New York “wildstyle” that heralded the birth of graffiti as it is seen today, filtered through local influences such as gang writing styles that greatly predate the modern movement. 

The artists for the exhibition have been consistently making influential public work, but their practice has expanded into work that is viewed in galleries and museums. Street Cred was first conceived in 2008 by PMCA Exhibition Manager Shirlae Cheng-Lifshin, who subsequently brought on Los Angeles graffiti historian Steve Grody as co-curator. Grody, who is the author of Graffiti LA, has been documenting high-quality work in the streets of Los Angeles since 1990. The exhibition will include his photographs from the crucial years of the graffiti scene, providing key insights into the visual “language” of graffiti, its development in Los Angeles, and the ways in which the street work informs the canvas work in the exhibition. 


Ironically, the fine art production of these artists are meant for wider audiences than their graffiti works, so the artists incorporate a more universal pictorial language than the specialized typography evident in graffiti in situ, usually readable only to other graffiti artists. Yet the artistic skill and dialogue with modernism displayed by many of these artists demonstrates that their place in the continuum of art history is well deserved. Works in the exhibition will also be grouped according to style, further underscoring both the breadth and depth of this contemporary art movement. Taken as a whole, Street Cred will show how a genre born on concrete translates into canvas, and how the two worlds interact. 


Artists featured in the exhibition include Michael Alvarez, ANGST, AXIS, Chaz Bojórquez, CODAK, CRAOLA, DASH 2000, Ekundayo, EYEONE, HASTE, Paul SKEPT Kanemitsu, Alex Kizu, KOFIE ONE, MAN ONE, MEAR ONE, Juan Carlos Muñoz Hernandez, Jose Lopez, Erick Montenegro, Nicnak, PUSH, RISK, Jeff Soto, Evan Skrederstu, RETNA, REVOK, SABER, SHANDU, Jesse Simon, SINER, and ZES.


Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division.



Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA)

490 E. Union Street

Pasadena CA 91101



Saturday, May 14, 2011

7:00 – 10:00 pm

$5 admission

Free for PMCA Members


About the PMCA: 

The Pasadena Museum of California Art (PMCA) is dedicated to the exhibition of California art, architecture, and design from 1850 to the present. Informed by the state’s rich mixture of cultures and inspired by its impressive geography, California art has long been defined by a spirit of freedom and experimentation. PMCA exhibitions and educational programs explore the cultural dynamics and influences unique to California that have shaped and defined art in all media.



Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 - 5:00 pm. The Museum is closed July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and New Year’s Day.


$7 for Adults, $5 for Seniors (65+) and Students with valid ID; free to PMCA Members and children under 12. Access for people with disabilities is provided.



The Museum is located at 490 East Union Street. From the 210 Freeway, take the Lake Avenue exit. Go south and take a right on Union Street. From the 110 Freeway/Downtown Los Angeles, follow the freeway until its end, then take Arroyo Parkway and turn right at Colorado, then left at Oakland to get to Union Street. Parking is available at the Museum.


PMCA Information: 

For information, the please call 626-568-3665



Artcihval Post


Vandalog post

Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration

Friday, December 3rd, 2010


Objection to the rule

32 x 40 inches  [2010]

Acrylic washes & fluorescent spray paint on acid-free and lignin-free Crescent mounting board.

Finished in 2 layers of acrylic matte varnish.




Subdue your enthusiasm 

32 x 40 inches  [2010]

Acrylic washes & fluorescent spray paint on acid-free and lignin-free Crescent mounting board.

Finished in 2 layers of acrylic matte varnish.








Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration

Dec. 10, 2010 – May 22, 2011


425 North Los Angeles Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012-2939

(213) 485-8567


The Chinese American Museum (CAM) and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is proud to present Dreams Deferred: Artists Respond to Immigration Reform opening on December 10, 2010. This exhibition will showcase local artists exploring the tensions, repercussions, hopes, and dreams of immigrant communities in the face of new immigration legislation, through a broad spectrum of art including street art, graffiti art, sculptures, painting and multimedia installations.U.S. immigration laws have long reflected a lasting legacy of racial exclusion starting with the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act, the first legislation to restrict immigration based on race and ethnicity. This legacy of immigration legislation targeting immigrant communities has since reemerged in the recent decades with California’s Proposition 187,and Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070, as attempts at inhibiting the livelihoods of undocumented immigrants.Dreams Deferred continues the current national dialogue about immigration, kicked-off by the recent opening of CAM’s Remembering Angel Island, an exhibition commemorating the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the West Coast’s first immigration station. Both exhibitions will serve to shed light on the parallels of past and current immigration policies and reform, and how Los Angeles’ diverse immigrant communities collectively share not only their immigrant histories, but also many of the challenges facing new immigrant communities today.

Artists participating in this exhibit include:


Augustine Kofie, Cache, Eriberto Oriol, Ernesto Yerena Montejano, Eyeone, K. Lovich, Jesus Barraza of Dignidad Rebelde, Joel “” Garcia, John Carlos De Luna, LeHumanBeing, Oscar Magallanes, Patrick Martinez, Sand One, Shark Toof, Shepard Fairey, O.G. Slick, Swank, Tempt.



Sponsors:Chinese American Citizens Alliance | Grand LodgeCommunity Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los AngelesFriends of the Chinese American Museum

Co-Sponsors:Asian Pacific American Legal CenterMid-City ArtsSelf Help GraphicsThe UCLA Labor Center



HACER Presents: DUALITY Exhibition in Downtown LA

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010



HACER Presents:





LA, CA 90012


Public Opening during Artwalk:

THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 2010 

6-9 PM


For more information on the porject & gallery hours contact:

Ashley Lund/ GH STUDIO 310-405-5285 


Exhibition Flyer

G-H Studio Statement 

Artist statement HERE 

Daily Dujour Press & Photos

Mention of DUALITY on StyleSectionLA

Known Gallery POST 



Reaching back to his roots, Hacer has invited both established and emerging graffiti artist contemporaries Retna, Kofie, Saber, Tanner, Sharktoof, Eyeone to engage in a dialogue about the duality inherent in “public” art by making their mark on the inner panels of red-orange [Hacer’s signature color] 1/8 scale, origami-inspired, abstract forms; the full scale versions of which will be publicly installed as a multi-dimensional, Richard Serra-scale wall.


Once installed, the outwardly facing red-orange panels [signifying traditional notions of public art] will stand on the flipside of their inner graffiti-covered equivalents [signifying an equal but yet-to-be embraced form of public art]; creating a legitimate place for the duality of sculpture and graffiti to co-exist .



 ”(It is necessary for artists) to create work on the most visible sides of high modern buildings, in the most artistically strategic places in working-class districts, in Union halls, in public squares, in sports stadia, in open air theaters.”  [1](Siqueiros’ 1933 A Call to the Artists of Argentina)


In the very same manner that Siqueiros madea call to artists in Argentina in 1933 to create a mural, Gerardo Hacer reachesback to his graffiti roots and calls established and emerging graffiti artiststo join him in the creation of, “Duality”.  


Duality is Hacer’s response to inquiriesinto his “ability to protect the sculpture from graffiti” from local and stategovernment organizations while trying to secure right of entry for installationof his public works.


A former graffiti artist who credits theartform for his development, he responded by inviting graffiti artist s to maketheir mark on the inner panels of one-eighth-scale, red-orange,origami-inspired, abstract forms; the full scale versions of which will bepublicly installed as a multi-dimensional, Richard Serra-scale wall.


Once installed, the outwardly facingred-orange panels [signifying traditional notions of public art] will stand onthe flipside of their inner graffiti-covered equivalents [signifying an equalbut yet-to-be embraced form of public art]; creating a legitimate place for theduality of sculpture and graffiti to co-exist .


Hacer’s choice to embrace graffiti and combine this ancient form of expression with his sculptures, an equally ancientmode, is reminiscent of the Venus of Willendorf’s (sculpture, circa22,000 B.C.E.) co-existence with the Upper Paleolithic cave paintings (theoldest form of graffiti[2]) in the Lascaux and Altamira caves. 


Isabel Rojas-Williams

Art Historian-Curator

November 2010


[1] Rochfort Desmond. Mexican Muralists. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998, 148.


[2] Graffiti (Italian plural of graffito/graffio, scratch or scribble), derived from “graph” is based onthe Greek graphein, or “to write,”[2]hence Graffiti’s scratching on walls is not much different from ancientwritings on the walls of sepulchers in the catacombs of Rome or at Pompeii.Graffiti. 








Solo Show | White Walls SF | Retrofitted & Other Forms of Vintage Futurism

Saturday, October 9th, 2010






SF Based documentarian Scott La Rock made it out to my opening night for RETROFITTED. Here is a link to 50+ captures of the evening, with clear detail shots of the work.

Many thanks Scott!


White Walls is pleased to present Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist, Augustine Kofie.


The artist examines the dynamics that emerge when new elements or techniques are built upon existing material. The exhibition will include a series of wood triangle collages, medium-sized assemblages on wood, acrylic paintings and an installation. The opening reception for Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, will be held at White Walls on Saturday, October 09, 2010 from 7-11 pm. The exhibit will be on display through November 06, 2010 and is free and open to the public.


With a deep interest in process and structure, Augustine Kofie creates works of intense detail centered around the order of balance. The precision of Kofie’s “drafted” art is strongly inspired by modern architecture as well as the form and shape of typography.  In his quest for balance, Kofie harmonizes opposing and contradictory dynamics in his work by setting futuristic compositions against vintage earth-toned palettes, and creating organically complex formations through meticulously structured line-work and layering.  Active in the Los Angeles graffiti scene since the mid-nineties, the artist’s work reflects his ever growing influence of street culture, the craft of deconstructing lettering, contemporary music as well as 1960’s-70’s iconography.


Retrofitted and Other Forms of Vintage Futurism, Kofie’s debut solo exhibition with White Walls, continues his exploration of the process of organization, deconstruction and form while adhering to a controlled and tuned uniformity.  In this collection the artist poses a broader range of color set against his signature earth-toned palette.  The works conveys a ”push and pull” movement through the composition of the shapes and through the enhancement of classic or found material treated with newer counterparts.  The works for the exhibition are comprised of acrylic and spray paint on canvas, found paper and mixed media on wood, and found-wood sculptures and installations.


Kofie is a self-taught artist living and working in Los Angeles.  He has shown extensively  worldwide with highlighted shows in California, New York, Basel Miami, Japan, The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland. The artist has been featured in Juxtapoz, The Huffington Post, LA Weekly, Project Room and Studio Voice.


Press/ Observations:


My FLICKR Set dedicated to the show


Nice write up in SF Weekly

Official White Walls BLOG post

The Citrus Report’s post


Exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ for Hi-Fructose 

The Huffing Post

Scott La Rock/FLICKR


Arrested Motion 







Excellent opening night documentation/ recaps of my RETROFITTED solo @ White Walls SF by the accomplished Shaun Roberts.






Live Art: Projectroom. Berlin, Germany

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010




Live Art: Berlin, Germany

June 24, 2010



Los Angeles, Kalifornien – schon seit der High School bemalt der inzwischen 36-jährige Augustine Kofie als Street Artist dort Mauern und Wände. Doch handelt es sich um weit mehr als Graffiti-Kunst, die der Autodidakt Kofie produziert. Seine Bildsprache ist inspiriert vom Kubismus, Futurismus und der Pop Art der 1960er und 1970er Jahre.Seine erste große Liebe war das Illustrieren mit einem einfachen Kugelschreiber. Dann klebte Kofie Collagen aus zusammen gesammelten Fundstücken auf Holztafeln. „I love cutting and pasting“, sagt er. Klingt sympathisch und ehrlich. Später entwickelte er seinen geometrischen „drafting style“ – mit Lineal, Winkel und Schablonen.

Auf seinen großflächigen Wandgemälden verbinden sich Struktur und Bewegung, erwecken den Eindruck von Dreidimensionalität und erinnern gleichzeitig an technisches Zeichnen: Klare Linien und geometrische Formen nennt er „childhood shapes“, weil sie grundsätzlich simpel sind.


Kofies Zeichnungen werden auch animiert und in Musik-Videos platziert, mal ist er verantwortlich für das CD-Artwork von Remy LBO, ein anderes Mal gestaltet er Schaufenster von Hugo Boss in New York oder verschönert Skateboardrollen, Spielkonsolen und T-Shirts mit seinen Designs.


Los Angeles ist Augustine Kofie mittlerweile zu klein geworden, er tobt sich auf Mauern und Wänden in der ganzen Welt aus, zum Beispiel am kommenden Donnerstag in Berlin. Dann wird man ihn nämlich auf Einladung von Jaybo beim Live-Painting im projectroom zuschauen können. Wir freuen uns drauf!







During a recent trip to East Berlin, Germany I was invited by fellow artist Jaybo Monk to paint live at The ProjectRoom, an ever changing venue that supports art, then donates the work to worthy charities. Past live artists include Remi Rough &  Marco PHO Grassi to name a few


El Mac and I were already in Basel, Switzerland for the Art Basel and since he had some time to kill before his trip to Dublin he came up with me to Berlin. Our primary goal was to lock down an exterior wall to leave a permanent and visible mural on. That was a bit more difficult a job then expected due to many unexpected roadblocks, but we didn’t manage to find a wall in the same location as ProjectRoom|Berlin.



Timid of Agents of Change documented teh whole session in both still as well as the video below.


Many thanks to out hosts and new friends we made along the way…


ProjectRoom/ Facebook


Agents of Change on Vimeo





Hope Glory Post

Style Mag Post

ArtSchoolVets Post

SoundsLikeMe Post

VOX HUMANA: Live art @ VOLTA 6: Basel, Switzerland

Sunday, June 20th, 2010


VOLTA 6 Art Fair: Basel, Switzerland

Live Art by El Mac, Retna, Mear & Kofie

 Presented by The LA Art Machine 


June 16-20, 2010


Volta 6


Dreispitz Areal

Tor / Gate 13

Helsinki Strasse 5

CH-4142 Münchenstein / Basel



L.A. ART MACHINE and Rivera & Rivera Gallery are proud to present, VOX HUMNANA at Volta6, Basel. Curated by Bryson Strauss, VOX HUMANA is a live art performance by legendary Los Angeles street artists Mear One, Kofie, Retna, and El Mac that will take place at VOLTA6 in Basel, Switzerland, June 16-20, 2010.Street artists work on the fly and in the open to create works of art that change the way we see, feel, and interact with our urban environments. The VOX HUMANA happening will provide an opportunity for VOLTA patrons to witness how street artists work and watch the live unfolding of “pieces” within the context of an international fine art fair.


For the five-day run of the fair, these four artists will create large-scale (up to 3.5 meters x 7 meters) pieces in their signature styles using acrylic and aerosol paints. VOLTA attendees are invited to witness the completion of these monumental works on Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 2 PM, and participate in a closing celebration.





Wednesday, May 12th, 2010





Pro Testing My Patience 2010

8.5 x 11 inches

Sharpie & Pilot Ink illustration on aged vellum.

Photo taken from the interweb.


Pro Testing My Patience is one of 3 of my line art sketches and a refrence for one

of three painting I will have on display at Mears CONTEMPORARY CORRUPTION 




Mear One & Mid-City Arts In Association W/ The L.A. Art Machine Presents:



An Art Exhibit & Installation


Asylm + Atlas + Cache + Eye One + Kofie + Mear + Siner + Vyal

Curated By: MEAR ONE





Sponsored By 33third Los Angeles


Saturday May 15, 2010



Mid-City Arts Gallery

5113 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, Calif. 90019

(310) 694-3460

Open 7 Days A Week




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


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.



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 +

Group Show: Never A Dull Moment/ White Walls Gallery San Francisco

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010





Files Just Released from Ampex [2009]

24 x 24 x 1 5/8 inches

Pencil, acrylic ink, gel transfer and letraset type on masonite.

Finished in matte satin gel medium.

[Built and drafted at my Temple studio. December 2009]



Infastructure In Development [2009]

24 x 24 x 1 5/8 inches

Pencil, acrylic ink, gel transfer and letraset type on masonite.

Finished in matte satin gel medium.

[Built and drafted at my Temple studio. December 2009]




Contribution #19/ Heart of the City [2009/2010]

Acrylic & spray paint on primed cotton duck canvas.

Finished in matte satin gel medium.

50 x 49.5 x 1.5 inches



Art arrangement and Mural Install.

South/East corner of Gallery.



Never a Dull Moment

A Group Show Curated by iO Tillett Wright


White Walls Gallery

835 Larkin St

San Francisco, Calif

between O’Farrell & Geary



Gallery hours

Tuesday - Saturday12pm - 7pm


Opening Reception: 

Saturday, February 6th through February 27th, 2010

Open to the public.


[ This will mark my first time showing works at White Walls and I’m looking forward to this. I will have a number of recent works on display for the duration for the show as well as a wall painting that will merge with Remi Rough over the entrance way. This will be a classic.]



White Walls is proud to present Never a Dull Moment, a group show curated by iO Wright. Never a Dull Moment will transform the gallery into a cohesive environment that embraces all mediums of creativity from sixteen artists. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, February 6th, 2010, from 7-11pm.

Never a Dull Moment features Anthony Lister, Alessandro Zuek Simonetti, Jaybo Monk, Angela Boatwright, Augustine Kofie, Dave Potes, Jonathan Darby, Ray Potes, Remi Rough, iO Wright, Erik Otto, Cheryl Dunn, Armsrock, Dave Schubert, Sam Ash and Clayton Brothers. 


iO Wright has chosen these artists for their “get your hands dirty” and “don’t worry just do” mentality. Without considering outside forces, they are urged to continuously create and express themselves. With shared roots in graffiti art, this group has a flare for action, immediacy, and unpredictability. Never a Dull Moment exposes viewers to the creative mind’s raw inner workings and draws distinct parallels between everyday immediate expression and fine art.

Never a Dull Moment will be a transformation of the gallery space into a chaotic, organic environment close to the heart of the artistic process. Film, sculpture, installation, and large-scale wheat paste can be expected from this multi media, multi talented group of artists. Embracing the connection between photography and fine art, Never a Dull Moment will meld the two together just as they are in everyday life. Several artists including Jaybo Monk, Remi Rough, Erik Otto, Augustine Kofie and Jonathan Darby plan to create a site-specific installation to accompany their works in the gallery. The installation will no doubt be interactive and multi sensory, with few white walls in sight.

iO Wright is a photography based artist, writer, and curator. Along with co-founding the street art quarterly, Overspray Magazine, iO curated Climb in the Back Window at Shadow’s Space Gallery in Philadelphia in 2009. Keeping close tabs on urban art, she has also interviewed such influential artists as Shepard Fairey and Erik Foss. This exhibition is curated by iO Wright and sponsored by White Walls, Hamburger Eyes, and New Order Magazine.


White Walls BLOG post


Group Show: STREET LEGAL & VOX HUMANA Mear, Kofie, Retna & El Mac

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010






LA Times Article | Juxtapoz Article | Press Release | Show Catalog


LA Art Machine Presents:


Works by Mear One, Kofie, Retna & El Mac


January 22 – February 27, 2010

Artists Reception: January 22, 2010 7 PM


Rivera&Rivera Gallery

1100 S. Hope Street

Los Angeles, California


RIVERA & RIVERA Gallery is proud to announce the opening of Street Legal, an exhibition of original artwork by legendary Los Angeles street artists, Mear One, Kofie, El Mac, and Retna.


Opening in conjunction with Vox Humana, a live art performance by these same artists at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the L.A. Art Show 2010, this exhibition will showcase more than 25 works of art, including the unveiling of Mear One’s monumental sculpture entitled “Pillar of Consciousness.”


While wildly diverse in styles, media, and scale, this unique group of artists have transcended street writing and evolved their work into one of the most challenging and sophisticated contemporary art forms.





The Circulations of a Formal Convention [2010]

Acrylic on Lucius Hudson canvas.

Finished in Matte Gel Medium.

138 x 138 x 2.5 inches


[Painted live at the Vox Humana Exhibition during LA Art Show 2010 at The Los Angeles Convention Center. Curated by Bryson Strauss of The LA Art Machine.]



La Times   

Known Gallery 







2Man Show | Metallum: Kofie & Codak @ Ronin Gallery

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009






The Ronin Gallery is proud to present:  METALLUM An Exhibition of Architectural Patterns on Found Metal

From artists: Kofie and Codak.  Curated by Zury Ponce 


June 5 to June 25, 2009


In the summer of 2007 a small, independent Japanese run print shop neighboring Kofie’s studio in Boyle Heights, California quietly closed its doors after 50 years of service. The owners were distributing everything they had acquired and were preparing for a long overdue retirement. The studio was full of unused paper, packaging materials, graphic design office supplies and a ton of old offset type drawers lined the dusty old shop. The owners were surprised anyone would be interested in what they felt were useless materials, but recognized Kofie’s sincerity in helping to ‘lighten their load’. So he called a handful of artists that would benefit from this beautiful opportunity, Codak was one of them.

With an instant and immediate stockpile of materials to work with, ideas started to stir. The two creators were consistently brainstorming with ideas of exhibiting their work, and with the incorporation of these metal set type drawers a theme came pretty obvious.


Ronin, ambitious new gallery in Echo Park is honored to have Kofie and Codak exhibit their long awaited workmanship. Along with the display of original art there will be limited print collaboration and artist merchandise.


The Ronin Gallery  

1924 Echo Park Ave

Los Angeles CA 90026



[I will be showcasing all new works applied with Enamel paints (1-shot,

Rustoleum as well as various enamels recovered from garages), discontinued spray

paint and water based screen prints applied to found metal signs, found shelving & offset type drawers. I will also be showcasing over 40 found hand painted file boxes in various sizes and colors]

METALLUM | Mural Installation & Gallery Walkthrough from Augustine Kofie on Vimeo.

Group Show: Climb In The Back Window @ Shadows Space Gallery, Philly

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009






May 6 - June 10, 2009_Group Show: Philly

Climb In The Back Window Curated by iO Tillett Wright

Shadows Spaces Gallery

1248 North Front St.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


**Made my second trip to Philadelphia to attend this amazing group exhibition. To have been invited to show work amongst such a talented line up is very humbling. I will have 2 large works, 4 smaller works as well as an on sight light mural to compliment.


Solo Show: 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 .











2 man show: ‘Thanks’ Frowhawk 2-Feathers & A. Kofie

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

thanks07.jpg2007. Unitard Gallery presents ‘THANKS’. A selection of new individual works & some collaborative efforts by my man Frohawk Two-Feathers & myself.The theme was tossed around all year leading up to the show, ranging from Colonialism in the early Americas, to going back in time & capsizing the Mayflower. In this 2-Man effort we went with a theme dear to our hearts and our own bloodline. Merging history with reality. Embellishing wood panels with soul & heart. Giving thanks and acknowledgment those before us. This was a holiday season show, so I felt it was necessary to have straw strewn throughout the gallery. B&W photo courtesy of Malakinetics.

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.

SURU Store Installation, West Hollywood, CA

Thursday, March 1st, 2007


SURU Store Installation

West Hollywood, CA

Spring 2007


SURU Presented by: AGENDA, Draftsmen, & Beautiful/Decay


This was the first comprehensive installation incorperating my collection of found items. . A smorgusboard of harvested metal signs, vintage spray cans, outdated drafting supply’s, assorted boom boxes, electronic equipment, industrial furniture & a healthy handful of tool boxes.


The front & interior display windows  usually dedicated to toys and collectibles became host to my personal & never before seen artifacts.


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.