POW! WOW! Hawaii: New print release with 1XRUN

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

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My most recent print Circulate System Shift’ with 1XRun will be on display as for sale along with a number of other great artists partisipating in the 2014 POW! WOW! Hawaii.  View the entire collection HERE.

 

Breakdown:

The team at 1xRUN is excited to announce a unique partnership with Pow Wow Hawaii, the world’s leading mural festival. This February 1xRUN will arrive in the Kaka’ako district of Honolulu starting on February 3rd. At 3pm EST we kick off a series of 40 + print releases by participating 2014 Pow Wow artists, wrapping up on February 18th. 


With an expansive roster of over 50 artists converging on the island to paint large scale murals for nearly two weeks Pow Wow Hawaii is a one of a kind event not to be missed. As things wrap up 1xRUN will host a special print exhibition on February 14th at Loft in Space / Fresh Cafe. Along with the expansive 1xRUN print exhibition we have partnered with Pangea Seed, a local non profit to exhibit prints from their archives and their new Sametan figure customized by over 30 global artists. 

 

View All Pow Wow Featured Artists: Roids, Ron English, Tristan Eaton, Aaron De La Cruz, BASK, Meggs, Persue 1 & 2, Angry Woebots 1 & 2, Dave Kinsey, 123 Klan, Insa, Brendan Monroe Gold & Silver, Hannah Stouffer, Inti, Prime, Estria, Cyrcle, Defer, Cope2, Indie 184, Augustine Kofie, Gage Hamilton, Ekundayo, Mimi Pond, Wayne White, Tatiana Suarez, Reka, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Gaia, Glenn Barr, Nychos, Apexer, Madsteez & Roids, Kamea Hadar and Dabs Myla 

Interview: A Q&A with Herman Miller & All City Canvas, Mexico

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

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Painting the Town

During my December 2013 residency and mural intervention project with All City Canvas in Mexico City I sat down with Amber Bravo Of Herman Miller to discuss how the mural project came about as well as my mindset going into such a project.

 

I can’t thank IMPACT HUB, ACC and Herman Miller Mexico enough for the support and opportunity.

 

“Kofie’s work is a clash between really old and new technology and innovation. And looking at where we’re painting—we’re in a turn-of-the-century neighborhood, but we’re doing a project which talks about innovation and moving forward, we like how he gets inspired from architecture, schematics, and from machines.”  -Gonzalo Alvarez 

Interview: Illegal Squad Issue #77

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

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I have a featured interview translated in both spaish and english in the current issue of the graffiti culture digital magazine Illegal Squad.  

Interview: Bizarre Beyond Belief Issue #11

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

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I have a featured interview in the arts and culture digital mag Bizarre Beyond Belief issue #11. Very humbled to make the cover as well, Cheers BBB!

 With another 100+ page issue, this lengthy new edition of BBB is an artistic gold mine. With a broad range of visuals such as Zeus40 of Wildboys, XRay, ANSER: Mysterious Date, Dick Cherry, Mikael B/KetsOne, an editorial on the graffiti Mecca “5 Pointz” in NYC, AGENS ABM Crew, Trevor Wheatley‘s NIKE Project and Augustine Kofie, this issue is sure to be an instant classic.  

 

‘Iso-Hectic’ | 3-color Screenprint with Serigraphic Systems

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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[ During my stay in Portland, Oregon during the ‘Three The Hard Way’ exhibition at Breeze Block Gallery, John Goff of Serigraphic Systems Inc. and I took some time out to create this 3-color screen print, my first with SSI. The entire production was completed on the campus of Portland State University in the arts and science campus. I painted the transparencies, mixed the specific colors and John hand pulled the edition by hand. Each is signed with my A.Kofie signature and embossed with the Agents of Change & TRANSCEND icons, same used on Jerry Joker Inscoes recent edition with SSI.

The title is a play on words referring to isometric, the exercise of illustrating 3-dimensional renderings in a 2-dimensional manner. Bump that against the hectic balance of a fast paced structural case study. The cool blue color way manages to warm the sharp illustrations as well as hint to my admiration of the outdated process of blueprints. ]

 

 

Iso-Hectic by A.Kofie

18″ x 24″

3 color silkscreen on 275 gsm archival paper.

Editions of 40

Printed at Portland State University

 

Released January 5th, 2014. 12 Noon Pacific Standard Time

 

This print is SOLD OUT

 

Detail photos, more information and ordering can be made here.  

Enquiries on future releases can be made here:

orders@serigraphicsystems.com

 

1XRun | Incised Series No. 3 giclée print | Edition of 75

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

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Incised Series No. 3

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

 

[Complete info and interview can be viewed on 1XRUN]

5-Color Screen Print with Intellectual Property Prints

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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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.

This edition of 50 has sold out.

Interview: Three The Hard Way by Carlos MARE 139 for GRAFFUTURISM

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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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.

Three The Hard Way: 
A.Kofie / Jerry Joker Inscoe / Christopher Derek Bruno @ Breeze Block

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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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

 

 

 

 

 

Slipmat design for VNYLST

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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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…

 

VNYLST on Fbook

Interview: The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti Art feature

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

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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.

 

 

 

The World Atlas of Street Art & Graffiti Art

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).

ISBN: 9780300199420

Rafael Schacter is honorary research fellow at the Department of Anthropology at University College, London. John Fekner is a street and multimedia artist.

 

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Available through Yale Press

Available on Amazon

 

Solo Exhibition:GRAFFUTURISM’PARIS| California Soul at OpenSpace Opening Photos

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

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All photo © Fatina Faye 

More opening photos at Openspace Paris 

Expostion du 25 mai au 5 juin 2013

 

 

Silent Auction for Creativity Heals event fundraiser

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

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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.

 

#CH3LA

#CREATIVITYHEALS


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.

 

FBook Page

 

My Billboard for #ARTSHARELA Photos by Todd Mazer

Monday, March 11th, 2013

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#ARTSHARE LA 

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

MTN Colors: Limited Edition Spraycan

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

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 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.

My can is available here for purchase.

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

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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Tokyo, Japan 2012

Toranomon Prefecture

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

Photo: Yoshi Josef Toomuch 

Video: The Qualities Of Light: Augustine Kofie

Monday, December 24th, 2012

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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.

 

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Group Show: GRAFFUTURISM | LA | December 14, 2012

Friday, December 14th, 2012

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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.

 

 

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

 

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“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

 

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Preview of GRAFFUTURISM LA on 12OzProphet

 

 

‘Gather’ documented by Gregor Rohrig | Cape Town

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

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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.

 A link to the complete photo essay. 

Various Observations: Torino, Italy via Picturin festival

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

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Various Observations: London via Futurism2.0

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

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Interview: GRAFFITI ART Issue #16 Feature ‘Chaos Sous Contrôle’

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

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Artist Feature 

Graffiti Art magazine 

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.  

My profile | illustrated by El Mac, 2010

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

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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.

Artworks available for Gela Skins mobile devices

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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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.

 

Available here to view and purchase.

 

Circulatory System short documentation by Collin M. Day

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

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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

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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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!

 

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More information and purchase can be found here.

Graffitiartmagazine

 

 

Jaybo Monk Solo Exhibit “Silent Listen” @ Soze Gallery, Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

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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.

 

FB event Invite

Graffuturism Post

Complex

 

 

Megaro Hotel|Central London: Karpo Teaser with Agents of Change

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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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.

Smart Urban Stage | Future of the city global project

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

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Suburbia Redux

Case study No. 1 & 2

Ink, paper & digital collage

2011 

 

The car manufacturer SMART have an amazing project entitled Smart Urban Stage.

 

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..

 

Many thanks to Cathy Boom for reaching out & Ixchel Lara for guidance.

 

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More information about the project here

Jaybo Monk also was posed a question 

Recap: MTN Colors documentation from ArtBasel|Miami 2011

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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

Various Observations: Time Machine: 001

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

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Graffuturism post: Opening Pictures of ‘Circulatory System’

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

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November, 2011

Graffuturism

 

Great documentation and a keen wright up on my recent White Walls gallery opening of Circulatory System. 

Artist A Day Feature

Monday, November 14th, 2011

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November, 2011

Artist A Day

 

Had a nice front page post on Artist A Day this month.

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Graffuturism Preview of Circulatory System | Exclusive

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

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November, 2011

Graffuturism Blog

 

I sent some exclusive shots over to the folks at Graffuturism of my upcoming show at White Walls.

Interview: Arrested Motion studio visit & ‘Circulatory System’ preview

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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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.

 

Juxtapoz Preview of Circulatory System

Friday, November 11th, 2011

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November 8, 2011

Juxtapoz Magazine Online

 

Juxtapox posted a nice preview of the Circulatory System show at White Walls. 

MOCHILLA REMIXED

Monday, October 10th, 2011

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MOCHILLA REMIXED: Photo Selects/Logo Remix Exhibition + After Party!

 

Save the date: Thursday, October 20th Mochilla & Hit+Run present:
MOCHILLA REMIXEDat 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
+more TBA

 

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.

 

7pm-10pm Art Exhibition : Townhouse Gallery
10pm-2am After Party: (Two Doors East) Del Monte Speakeasy

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

Live Art: Sun-Ra Portrait Live at An Evening Of Akrestry

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

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Sun-Ra’s Reach

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:

Celebrating The Community Band: An Evening Of Akrestry

 

 

Curated and Hosted by Carlos Niño

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Build An Ark’s 10th Anniversary Set

8:00pm

 

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and Voice of U.G.M.A.A.’s 50th Anniversary Set

9:00pm

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Live painting on stage by Kofie

 

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

7:00pm

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

Interview: 안녕하세요 Elle Girl Korea

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

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Moda Hotel Mural One | Vancouver, Canada

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

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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

Graffuturism Post

Hello Vancity Post

Granville Online Post

Juxtapoz Post

Clout Post

JDLaidlaw’s Flickr Set 

S.Vegas Flickr Set

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Interview: Feature story in Juxtapoz Issue #117

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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JUXTAPOZ Art & Culture Magazine

Issue #117

 

A true highlight in my art career is this Jux interview for the October 2010 Issue of the famed art & culture magazine. El Mac provided the questions & UK based artist Pete Stern the profile photo.

 

 

Illustration: Julien Wari Hobobo AKA VibezOne Rest In Peace

Monday, March 29th, 2010

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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.

 

++Full Size Download of my illustration of Wari to share is HERE++

 

 

Various Observations: San Francisco Color

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

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Colorful, cropped detail selections from my February 4-8th, 2010 trip to San Francisco.

 

Joker_Transcend  

Codak  

Myself & Poisia_Transcend  

Kema_Transcend & Dial

Remi/Rough 

Erik Otto 

Apex

Vulcan 

 

Scott La Rockwell of Superdutytuffwork held down the documentation.

 

Complete Mural HERE

 

ICU Art Gallery’1997 | Photo:Danniel Gellis

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

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I.C.U. Gallery/ Work studio

La Brea/ Miracle Mile District.

Los Angeles, Calif

Summer 1997

 

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.]

Interview: Lowrider Magazine Japan covers ‘Vintage Futurism’

Friday, May 15th, 2009

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Lowrider magazine Japan

Issue 06/June 2009

Interview and photos, Kiwamu Omae

Juxtapox Blog Q&A for Vintage Futurism Show

Friday, April 17th, 2009

kd-jxtpv-vf.jpgnice and informative Q & A on my recent show at 01 Gallery. Many thanks to Greg Escalante and Nathan Spoor for the documentation.   

Interview: Street Art book by R. Blackshaw & L. Farrelly

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

kd-streetartbook.jpgRick 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.

Interview: Featured in Mural Art presented by Kirakos Losifidis

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

kd-muralartbook.jpg 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.

Interview: The Citrus Report

Sunday, March 22nd, 2009

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“Kofie One’s labyrinths of line and color reflect a layered and pensive man.” The Citrus Report. March 2009

Interview: 4×4Tracktor in SHOOK Magazine

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

kd-shookpress.jpg Short interview in SHOOK Magazine: Issue 004 out of the UK. Many thanks to the good folks at WE-ARE.

4×4Tracktor Logo play

Monday, December 29th, 2008

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Illustration: Camu Tao | Rest In Peace

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

kd-camu-tao08.jpgPen & 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.

Refill Magazine | 7 Ply Laser Art Project | Australia

Friday, June 1st, 2007

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Laser etching into maple plywood [2007]

 

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.

 

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