Edition Size: 75
15 x 15 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Kofie and 1xRUN.
This edition is sold out
Edition Size: 75
15 x 15 Inches Archival Pigment Print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
This RUN is signed, numbered and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from Kofie and 1xRUN.
This edition is sold out
I’m very proud to announce the release of this recent print. This will mark my forth official multi color screen-print in my career, and one if my finest.
“Study of A Manifest Horizon“ is a 5 color, hand pulled, screen print on Coventry Rag 320gsm archival paper with hand-torn deckled edges at 18 x 24 inches (Standard frame size). Each print is signed and numbered by the artist on the front with certificate of Authenticity included.
What makes this a unique print is that each transparency was painted by hand with opaque inks, markers and spray paint, making the final print as painterly and illustrated as a true hand could. Completely hand pulled by Ryan McIntosh of Intellectual Property Prints.
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.
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..
My brother Osandi has a vision called VNYLST. For record heads like myself this is that go to web and mobile application we’ve been waiting for. I can truly stand for such a concept and company, so I was proud to be asked to contribute to the cause in the form of a vinyl slipmat for your record player.
This marks my first design for such a product and I can’t think of a better home then through VNYLST. 100% of your pledge goes to the company to support the cause. Take a look and dig…
I am very proud to be part of this publication offering a stunning survey of Street Art and Graffiti from across the Globe. To be one of 5 artists representing Los Angels is pretty Important to me. Many thanks to Rafael Schacter for including me in such a well curated, written and comprehensive text on contemporary independent public arts.
Rafael Schacter; Foreword by John Fekner
400 p., 9 x 9 1/2
700 color illus.
Yale Press (US), Aurum (UK) & University of New South Wales (Australia).
Rafael Schacter is honorary research fellow at the Department of Anthropology at University College, London. John Fekner is a street and multimedia artist.
All photo © Fatina Faye
Expostion du 25 mai au 5 juin 2013
Golden Growth/ Edifice Cache [2011/12]
38 3/4 x 35 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches
Acrylic, ball point pen, white-out & xerographic gel transfer on birch wood panel.
Finished in a matte satin varnish.
Creativity Heals | Launch Event & Fundraiser
Saturday 4.27.13 at KESSPRO Studios
6 - 11PM
Golden Growth will be in a slilent auction the evening of April 27, 2013 in Downtown Los Angeles to benefit Creativity Heals, an LA based non-profit organization providing artistic outlets for childhood victims of complex developmental trauma and abuse. More on Creativity Heals HERE.
MTN Colors recently released 5 new limited edition spray cans featuring Belin, Mistery, How & Nosm, Roid MSK and myself. As always they they are presented in an individually designed wooden box, stamped with the artists personal seal. Limited to only 500 units in total.
The 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.
The circulation of a process of elimination 
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
Curated by it’s founder Poesia [Transcend]
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.
“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.”
Cape Town based photographer Gregor Röhrig documented myself and Paul Senyol over a period of two weeks, while we worked independently and collaboratively on artworks for the ‘Gather’ live exhibition presented by The Lovell Gallery in association with Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection.
Publié le 22 août 2012
Im very proud to be a featured artist in the 16th issue of French publication Graffitit Art Magazine. I believe my issue can be ordered here on their websight. Some of this issues pages can be viewed here.
This issue of ‘Graffiti Art’ will follow you under the sun and will make you see the world through rose-coloured glasses. From the flashy-coloured artworks made in LA by Rime to the origami-type installations of young German artist Clemens Behr, we are taking you on a journey from the US West Coast to São Paulo with stopovers in New York and Barcelona. And if you haven’t planned your summer yet, it’s still time to look up our special Mural Art dossier to concoct tailor-made thematic holidays. The visual odyssey will continue with American Augustine Kofie who immerses the viewer in his intersidereal universe full of lines and curves while young Frenchman Yaze unveils his latest canvases mixing paint and embroidery, before leaving for a residence in New York. And finally, because it’s been scientifically proven that reading under the parasol is good for your brain, we advise you to open your eyes on some heroes from the past, present and future: Gérard Zlotykamien and Tania Mouraud. And as if all this wasn’t enough, Graffiti Art’s formula is changing and becoming more ambitious and punchy than ever before.
Illustration by El Mac [June, 2010]
Ink on paper
Mac and I had just spent a little less then a week in Basel, Switzerland for Art basel 2010 doing a little live painting with LA Art Machine. At this point we were on our grind to Berlin where I had a live painting project curated by the illustrious Jaybo Monk for the Project Room. During the travel up by train Mac and I were both doing our usual, sketching during travel. To my delight I became one of his subjects, hence the illustration above. Not many have seen his raw sketchbook illustrations of figures, many of which include sleeping travelers. I’m blessed to be familiar with such creative peoples.
Scorpio & Smoggy Air courtesy of Gela Skins
I was approached by GELA SKINS to submit some original art for their line or mobile device covers. Gela Skins produces high quality removable protective covers to customizing you various portable devices. They feature stunning, photo-quality graphics ranging from fine art prints to contemporary urban images.
So far I have submitted two designs, Scorpio & Smoggy Air, Both collage heavy works incorporating found ephemeral paper, my line work and structural aesthetic. I felt that these works would fit the project, keeping my ‘Vintage Futurism’ design direction.
Futuristic modern mobile devices wrapped with vintage paper in a structured collage assemblage.
I had the honor of having my Circulatory System installation and a mural in SF documented by Colin M Day
during my stay in SF last year. Due to Colin documenting 2011’s Art Basel projects, this one got bumped back, so it was a treat to see it finally posted.
Im really pleased with the piece and it covers some particular bits I dont speak on that often + the inclusion of my re-edit looping of Silver Apples’ “Oscillations” gives the vid a steady smashing.
LE GUIDE DE L’ART CONTEMPORAIN URBAIN 2012
LE PREMIER HORS-SÉRIE DE GRAFFITI ART MAGAZINE
+100 ARTISTES / 212 PAGES / 400 ILLUSTRATIONS
Most recently I was included in the the French urban contemporary art publication ‘Graffiti Art’ magazine’s
LE GUIDE DE L’ART CONTEMPORAIN URBAIN 2012. The beautiful 300 page issue brings together a selection of more than a hundred artists from both Street and Graffiti arts of today who had an important place on the art market in 2011. The guide is directed to the art lovers and the curious. A catalogue to learn all about this important movement of the twenty-first century.
Many thanks to Sophie & Samantha of Graffiti Art magazine for the support!
My fellow AOC member and good friend Jaybo Monk will be exhibiting recent works including a large collaboration with myself.
Opening February 28, 2012 at Soze Gallery, 652 Mateo St. #107, Los Angeles, CA.
A true artist and an amazing soul, to see these works in person is mandatory, as web images can not capture the texture and life of these creations.
I was in London last December of 2011 to create a collection of exclusive works for Hotel Megaro’s upcoming Restaurant Karpo with members of the Agents Of Change Collective. The teaser video below documents the creation of the works on sight. In the following month a larger project at Megaro will be taking form.
Case study No. 1 & 2
Ink, paper & digital collage
It’s a global online project dealing with the future of the city. They ask pioneers from metropolises around the world to question the urban status quo. The results are visions, ideas and solutions for sustainable lifestyles, modern social systems and forward-looking developments in the fields of architecture, design and technology. The worldwide event series ’smart urban stage’ is exhibiting ideas and solutions of forward thinking future makers.
I was posed the question “What is LA going to do with suburbia?” You can follow up up my answer here..
MTNCOLORS presents site specific mural installations in the Wynwood Arts District at the Kohn Compound during Art Basel Miami 2011
We keep drafting.
November 8, 2011
Juxtapoz Magazine Online
Juxtapox posted a nice preview of the Circulatory System show at White Walls.
Save the date: Thursday, October 20th Mochilla & Hit+Run present:
“MOCHILLA REMIXED” at the Townhouse Gallery in Venice. Some of our favorite visual artists have flipped the classic Mochilla logo, originally designed by Stephen Serrato – check out Augustine Kofie’s version (included). On opening night, these logo remixes will be on display alongside iconic photographs by Mochilla founders B+ and Coleman. Each has selected special photo selects from their vast collection for this exhibition that runs from October 20th-November 12th.
Participating Mochilla Logo Remix Artists:
Aaron De La Cruz, Abcnt, Alfred Hawkins, Augustine Kofie, Brent Rollins, Cody Hudson
Eric Coleman, Ernesto Yerena, Patrick Martinez, Retna Ritzy Periwinkle, Stephen Serrato
Also running alongside the show will be a pop-up shop with our recent releases and a few classic selects. Keep an eye out for some very special limited edition Mochilla gear that will only be available the night of the show. Don’t miss the opening night after party next door at the Del Monte Speakeasy with surprise guests! We’ll be celebrating our recent Timeless Remixed project on our “Feito Em Casa” Mixes.
Be sure to RSVP on Facebook
[Above is my contribution to the MOCHILLA REMIXED project to celebrate 10 years of service, dedication and documentation by Eric Coleman and Brian Cross. It’s been a very humbling to be included in this project and I appreciate the ‘reach out’. I took me some time to conceptualize what I could do with this already classic word, so I felt it was best to keep it simple, a hand style and a bit of distress for movement and wear.] -AK
Acrylic on primed duck canvas
5′ x 4′
On Saturday, July 23, 2011 I painte on stage with Build An Ark and the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and Voice of U.G.M.A.A at Grand Performances in Downtown Los Angeles, curated and Hosted by Carlos Niño. Carlos inspired me to paint a portrait of Sun-Ra during the event event to signify the idea of free jazz and to resect to termanology of Arkestry.
Grand Performances 25th Anniversary Series Presents:
Curated and Hosted by Carlos Niño
Build An Ark’s 10th Anniversary Set
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and Voice of U.G.M.A.A.’s 50th Anniversary Set
Live painting on stage by Kofie
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Build An Ark:
Andres Renteria - Percussion, Baba Craig Ramos - Vocals, Damon Aaron - Vocals, Guitar, Dexter Story - Drums, Electric Piano and Vocals, Dwight Trible - Lead Vocals, Gaby Hernandez - Vocals, Garret Lang - Bass, Jim Lang - Organ, Joey Dosik - Electric and Acoustic Piano, Mark Maxwell - Vocals, Radha Botofasina - Harp, Ralph “Buzzy” Jones - Reeds, Sheila Govindarajan - Vocals, Tara Speiser - Bassoon, Tony Austin - Drums, Tracy Wannomae - Reeds, Waberi Jordan - Vocals,
with Derf Reklaw - Congas, Double G - Baritone Sax, Emile Poree - Guitar, James Richards - Gong, Michael White & Leisei Chen - Violin and Vocals, Peter Harris - Poetry, Phil Ranelin - Trombone
Miguel Atwood-Ferguson - Violin, Viola, Music Director
Carlos Niño - Producer and Special Effects
Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra:
Amos Delon - Baritone Sax, Azar Lawrence - Tenor Sax, Derf Reklaw - Congas, Fundi Legohn - French Horn, Issaac Smith - Trombone, Kaki Roberts - Flute, Kamau Daaood - Poetry, Mahesh Balasooriya - Piano, Maia - Flute, Mekala Session - Drums, Randal Fisher - Tenor Sax, Rembert James - Trombone, Richard Grant - Trumpet, Roberto Miranda - Bass, Steve Smith - Trumpet, Tracy Caldwell - Alto Sax
with Voice of U.G.M.A.A.: Dante Chambers - Vocals, Denise Groce - Vocals, Dwight Trible - Lead Vocals, Elesia Session -Vocals, Nikia Billingslea - Vocals, Renee Fisher - Vocals, Waberi Jordan - Vocals, and JJ & Kabsa Afrikan Drum and Dance Ensemble
Michael Session - Alto Sax, Soprano Sax, Music Director
Moda Hotel Mural ONE
Remi/Rough, Sueme, Joker & Kofie
Imported enamel Spray-paint & laytex on primed brick.
Executed from March 1-3, 2011
900 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9
Remi Rough, Scott Sueme, Joker and I were commissioned by Moda Hotel in Vancouver to produce 2 large scale murals for their exterior walls. This also paralleled our Unintended Calculations Show at Becker Galleries that same week. Monumental in size we were able to tackle the walls in a 4 day period leading up to the opening using cherry-picker, one on each wall, then both on the second wall. The weather was primarily cold with random hits of rainfall that brought a few challenges tot he process but all in all a pleasure, especially with working with like-minded painters.
Many thanks to Indigo, for organizing this project as well as the curating the exhibition.
Many special thanks go out to the team at Montan Colors North America, Inc. for the paint sponsorship. The MTN94 and Alien paint supplies helped to keep the mural bright and cohesive and we can’t thank yall enough!
Above photo credit: Aaron Smedley
Wari and I shared many mutual friends. I cant claim to be in this top tier of peoples, but we always chopped it up deep about music, samples and such when we happened into each other in the Mid city districts of Los Angeles. Wari was a meticulous beat maker and sample connoisseur. It took him a minute to warm up to me, but he finally let me listen to some tracks once in a while.
Taken much to early, he will be missed by many underground Angelinos.
I.C.U. Gallery/ Work studio
La Brea/ Miracle Mile District.
Los Angeles, Calif
Spray paint on vinyl mural for Justice? Just Us Concert at UCLA Wadsworth Theatre.
Commissioned by Robbie Connal.
Judge character: Axis
Photos by Daniel Gellis
Here is Medusa’s Live Performance at the event.
[I had recently come across these photos that daniel took at the gallery back in the 90’s. I love the fact that all the paint was Krylon. I was about 23 at the time and working at Cost Plus World Market part time.]
Lowrider magazine Japan
Issue 06/June 2009
Interview and photos, Kiwamu Omae
Rick Blackshaw & Liz Farrelly present: STREET ART: In the artists’ own words. Published by RotoVision.
This 176 page book brings together an impressive line-up of innovators artists, curators, editors, and writers, sharing their knowledge. I have a nice 1 page spread thanks to the good folks at The Scrawl Collective.
Kirakos losifidis Presents: Mural Art: Murals on huge public spaces around the wold from Graffiti to Trompe l’œil. Published by Publikat.
I have a very sexy 2 page spread in this 290 page mural publication. It would have been a great icing on the cake if they had published my Charizmatik mural, my largest to date, but somehow it was not added to the final layout.
“Kofie One’s labyrinths of line and color reflect a layered and pensive man.” The Citrus Report. March 2009
Pen & Ink Illustration. Color Play in Photoshop. Camu Tao was a talented cat from Cleveland, Ohio associated with RJD2 & The Definitive Jux Crew. He passed away on Memorial day of 2008 after a long bout with Lung Cancer. Keepdrafting sends our condolences to his family, loved ones and peers of the this late, very talented producer/emcee.
Laser etching into maple plywood 
Refill Magazine Presents: REFILL 7 - The 7Ply Laser Art Project. An exhibition allowing artists to explore the idea of lasering away at seven layers of ply that make a deck and add their own distinctive mark. A select group of artists globally have contributed their works to explore this new technology.
Only 50 limited edition decks will beproduced per artist. The aim of the show is to have a series of unique decks that collectors may choose to ride or display.