Interview with VANTAGE POINT

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Had the great opportunity to speak with the good folks at in the first half of 2020. Spoke freely on my creative endeavors and how I attempt to manage my outputs.  Also had the chance to share some music that inspires me including Yusef Lateef, Narada Michael Walden, Sadistic Candle and The Nonce.


Streaming on as well as iTunes, Spotify & Mixcloud.

Studio and exhibition work archive at

Thursday, July 4th, 2019


 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. 


Art Fair: URVANITY Contemporary Fair; Madrid, Spain 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: 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.


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. 

2nd custom box set for KEEPDRAFTING book with Zero+

Monday, April 10th, 2017

kd-zeroplus-custom.jpgI am pleased to share my second custom box edition with Zero+ Publishing.

Book specifications:

Hardcover – Cloth with paper dust jacket
11.25 x 11.25″ (28.575 x 28.575 cm)
164 pages
100 color plates
200 gsm SPCO matte art paper
Introduction by Rafael Schacter
Edition of 1,000
ISBN 978-1-937222-39-0
Release date: June 2015
Designed by Pedersen Projects, Claremont, California

Custom constructed HPM wood box:
Technical specifications
Edition: 8 / 2 AP
Custom constructed stained box with a HPM acrylic, screen printed†lid-12.5 x 12.5 x 3.75 inches (31.75 x 31.75 x 9.525 cm)
Vintage measuring stick (one side of the box)

HPM-acrylic, paper and screen print on wood panel framed with vintage yardsticks-10 x 10 x 1 inches (25.4 x 25.4 x 2.54 cm)
Signed/numbered book


For availability and all inquiries please contact Kirk at
$1,500.00 (please write for availability and selection of box lid)


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 





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 Exhibition: 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 Exhibition: Out With The Old at 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


FBook Invite

Group Exhibition: GRAFFUTURISM LA @ Art Share, DTLA

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



Group Exhibition: Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas; Pasadena Museum of California Art

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

Commercial work: G4’s Attack Of The Show

Friday, February 11th, 2011



Client: G4 TV/ Time Warner

Project: G4’s Attack of the Show Add Campaign backdrop

Location: Los Angeles

Medium: Latex paint, acrylic & spray paint on 8 x 8 foot wood panel



In the Fall of 2010 I was commissioned by the design crew at G4 TV to produce an original backdrop for an add campaign to promote the upcoming season of the viral video and gadget heavy G4’s Attack Of the Show. The final design incorporated my looser style and interwove iconic electronic gadgets and media related to the shows subject matter. I felt there was a great fit here + I wanted to make sure my work was organic and loose enough to not look so ‘digitally printed’ as a backdrop.


The Street campaign consisted of full size billboards as well as train and bus adds from January to March of 2011.


One of the highlights of this project was that the final piece is publicly on display in the main lobby of the E Entertainment Building on Wilshire where they film Attack Of The Show.

Group Exhibition: HACER Presents: DUALITY Exhibition, 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 Exhibition: Retrofitted & Other Forms of Vintage Futurism at White Walls, San Francisco

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.






Revisited Coltrane Painting for Flying Lotus

Monday, March 23rd, 2009


I initially painted this Alice Coltrane piece live in 2004 at a MALATHION event. A Ladybug Mecca Release Party, if I remember correctly. I was never quite pleased with the overall outcome of the one.  It needed some adjustments that I just didn’t know quite how to execute at the time. Recently I rediscovered the painting rolled up in my garage during a pre-spring cleaning run,  I immediately tacked it to the wall and prepared to update her. Now I was satisfied. I had to make the call to The Gaslamp Killer to let him know I needed to pass this one along to Flying Lotus for his personal collection. First, because he is her Nephew, secondly because I wouldn’t feel quite right making a profit by selling it. The piece is now in FlyLo’s possession and in safe hands.

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

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009





Found Object Installation, 2009

9 x 12 x 4 ft.

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

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





The Triangulation’s of the Letter K, 2009

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

Spray paint and acrylic on primed duck canvas.

Finished in matte gel medium.


The Triangulation’s of Baby Minto, 2009

22 1.2 x 46 1/2 x 2 inches 

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

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



Zero One Gallery presents:

“Vintage Futurism”

Recent works by Kofie One

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

Zero One Gallery

530 South Hewitt Street

#141 / Los Angeles



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











Contribution No. 13

Monday, March 9th, 2009


Contribution No. 13, 2009

4′ x 6′ x 2″

Acrylic on primed duck canvas.


A commission piece for one of my collector in Minnesota. I seemed to have stepped away from this painting style for a short stint. Primarily tend to go this direction for live art events. The flow of colors and lines play well as a performance art. I also found this to be a great opportunity to try out my time-lapse option on my new Cannon Powershot, and it worked like a charm.


Drafted Q-Bert for ‘I Am 8-Bit’

Sunday, August 17th, 2008


Drafted Q-Bert

 4 1/4 x 20 1/4 x 2 inches

Found paper, acrylic & gel medium finish on masonite.

Found frame (circa 1980). SOLD

Japan 2008: Vantan talk and Live Art, Ebisu Minami

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

kd-vantan.jpgI was invited to paint & discuss my work for the 40+ graphic design students of Vantan School in Ebisu Minami, Tokyo.  I painted & answered questions for about 2 hours. At the end of the event the faculty blessed me with a beautiful navy apron that read “only the highest of quality” in Kanji. The school kept the piece to display in it’s hallways. All of the students took to me very well & were very appreciative I could be there and share. Many thanks to Maru of Colors International with whom this would not have been possible.

Live art: Roy Ayers, Fela Kuti & Tony Allen

Saturday, March 29th, 2008



Roy Ayers, Tony Allen & Fela Kuti

Acrylic on chipboard.


In the collection of Frank Sosa 

Photo by Ani


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


Contribution No. 10 | Painted live in Los Angeles

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007


Contribution No. 10 [2006]

Acrylic Ink on 2 found wood panel/ Diptych. Finished in aged Lacquer.


Painted live @ an event in Southern California. I can only paint like this live, cant do it in the studio. I’ts a combination of the idea of people watching a performance as well as the fact i can get looser in an open space. Sold to a collector in New York, which saved my ass at the time.

Japan 2006: Shinkawa & Kyusjhu projects

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007


Shinkawa Cho-Ku, Japan. July 2006

I was commissioned to paint a ‘Contribution’ style piece for a customer in the Ubiquily office of Shinkawa. Shinkawa is the business district of Tokyo & my distributer has been established here for a number of years. In the background is a piece I painted live a few years previous at a Stones Throw event in Shibuya.


 Kyusjhu. Fukuoka Prefecture. July 2006


 Fukuoka is the third-largest island of Japan & most Southwesterly of its four main islands. I was commissioned by Mr Fuji to paint his boutique in the Fukuoka Prefecture called Past-Present-Future. Went with the red-black-grey color pallet to match the decor of the store.


This was another ‘dead of summer’ Japan trip, so the humidity was on blast as usual. Island humidity tends to elongate the painting process, but I was in no hurry. Fukuoka was hit with a pretty heavy Quake the previous year & the damage was still very visible.



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. 

Japan 2004: Stussy & Frank 151 party in Dakianyama, Tokyo

Sunday, December 5th, 2004



Double booked this night. First off, live art @ the Back Channel Store. The Piece was auctioned off the a lucky ticket holder. 


Next was the Stussy & ALIFE party for the Frank 151’s Wu-tang issue @ Club UNIT. Painted Ol Dirty Bastard in a room between the stage & the entrance for the event. This club was super packed and the crew at Stussy took really good care of me. At one point U-God made it through, approved of the piece and sign the corner.

Wu-Tang forever.

Mural Intervention: Kareem Abdul Jabbar portrait commission, Tokyo

Friday, October 26th, 2001


My first time to Japan in the fall of 2001.

This trip was to have a sit-down with my soon to be Draftsmen distributer as well as paint a commission of a Kareem Abdul Jabbar portrait from ‘Game Of Death’. I took my sweet time working on this piece which was displayed in the AMP Showroom in Harajuku.