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.

Mural Intervention : Grenoble Street Art Fest 2019, France

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Progress shot of ‘In Addition’, 2019 by juliiea.

Acrylic polymer paint and aerosol on primed cement wall and staircase/chimney. 4 stories with varoius surfaces, roughly 2,800 sq ft.

40 Rue des Mathématiques, University Grenoble-Alpes in Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France.

In coordination with Jerome Catz of Spacejunk, Street Art Fest Grenoble Alpes and the Grenoble-Alpes University.


Mural Intervention: MURALU: Ludwigshafen, Germany

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018





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Muralu: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project


The first exterior mural intervention for the city of Ludwigshafen and the MURALU project. In conjunction with a future exhibition with the Wilhelm Hack Museum.


Coordinators: Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein and the WOW magazine for art and culture. 


Location: Lagerhausstraße 26, 67061 Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany


Details: Acrylic polymer and aerosol on plaster. 8m x 56m [26.5’ x 184’]


Photo: Anja Lemburger







MURALU: The Ludwigshafener Street Art project. An initiative of the Wilhelm Hack Museum and the WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen.


The large-scale Street Art project in Ludwigshafen, initiated by the Wilhelm Hack Museum and WOW magazine for art and culture in Ludwigshafen, will be launched at the end of 2018 and will continue to be developed until 2020. In addition to the involvement of regional and national Street Art artists, international greats of the scene are invited to Ludwigshafen to beautify the city.


Conceptually, the Street Art project is integrated in an exhibition of the Wilhelm Hack Museum, which will be opened in the fall of 2020 and will examine the cultural, symbolic and material significance of the street in the context of artistic developments from the modern to the present day. This includes a detailed chapter on the history of graffiti in the 20th century. The street art project expands the exhibition into the public space of the city and builds on current developments in the urban art movement.





Press release:

New Street Art Project Muralu: Augustine Kofie designed facade at Luitpoldhafen

The façade of a building on Ludwigshafen’s Luitpoldhafen presents itself in a completely new style with geometric, interlocking forms in soft orange and purple tones. With façade paints and spray cans, the renowned American artist Augustine Kofie has designed the building in the dynamically abstract style since 16th of October, 2018, for which he is world-famous in the contemporary urban art scene.

The Ludwigshafen work is the artist’s first permanent wall design in Germany. Graffiti by Los Angeles-born Kofie, whose works combine influences from street culture, art history and futuristic film design, can be seen in major cities such as Mexico DF, Boston, Marrakesh and London.

The work on the corner of Rheinallee / Schwanthalerallee marks the beginning of the new Street Art project MURALU of the Wilhelm Hack Museum in cooperation with WOW Ludwigshafen. The project is part of an exhibition planned for 2020 in the Wilhelm Hack Museum on the importance of the street in art, including the history of graffiti in the 20th century. Until the opening of the exhibition, various buildings in the inner city of Ludwigshafen will be designed by national and international greats of the street art scene over the next two years.

The implementation of the wall work of Augustine Kofie was supported by the Hafenbetriebe Ludwigshafen am Rhein GmbH, which has kindly provided the facade of the building, which is currently used by the Police Headquarters Rhineland-Palatinate.

“The cooperation is a good example for the cooperation of municipal institutions and departments with other initiatives, sponsors or companies within the city of Ludwigshafen.” Cornelia Reifenberg, Mayoress of the City of Ludwigshafen am Rhein, at a press conference on October 25, 2018. “I hope that this inner-city dynamic lasts a long time and produces many such positive results, and I am looking forward to the next works in the series of MURALU “




++ StadtLudwigshafen Video


++ RNF News coverage


++ WOW


++ Wilhelm Hack Museum


Mural Intervention for LOCO in South Boston

Thursday, September 1st, 2016



Untitled Mural intervention for  LOCO Taqueria & Oyster Bar, South Boston.

Acrylic and spray paint on primed masonry. 15′  x  55′ 

412 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127

Commissioned by owner Mike Shaw.  Documented and organized by Todd Mazer.


 I made a returns to Boston in mid August, 2016  to paint a commissioned mural for LOCO Taqueria & Oyster Bar in South Boston. Brought a bit of LA with me on this one as well as washed South of the boarder tones crystalizing through Bostonian brick masonry. Navigation, project organizer and  primary documentation via Todd Mazer.

Many thanks to Mike Shaw for the opportunity and to all the incredible folks at LOCO for the challenge, hydration and tacos.



Caught in Southie

Mural Intervention: Geometries of Menilmontant: In 3 parts. Paris, France

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014






Geometries of Menilmontant: In 3 parts

Curated by Elise of Art Azoï in collaboration with OpenSpace Gallery, Paris.

Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, Paris. November, 2014


131′ / 40 meters in length

Acrylic medium and spray paint on primed plaster.

121 Rue de Menilmontant, 75020 Paris France


With generous assistance by Michel of Art Azoi & Simon of Opanspace

Created during my Taking Shape exhibition with Openspace Gallery


Detail of Part 1 here 

+ View complete panoramic here courtesy of VitoStreet

+ View complete panoramic here courtesy of Bin D’Amour

+ View progress and details here courtesy of Bin D’Amour




Mural intervention: FORUMATION with NAWER, Krakow Poland

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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





Collaborative mural intervention by NAWER & A. Kofie

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

Location: Marii Konopnickiej 28, Kraków, Poland

Final photos: Bartek Senkowski



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


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


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



NAWERS’ full coverage

Graffuturism coverage



Mural Intervention: Bridge Fest, 2014 | Milano, Italy

Friday, April 25th, 2014





Bridge Fest | Navigle Pavese, Milano | March 2014


Many thanks to AIR ONE for the Invitation

Photo: Marina Alessi



Progress photo

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

Friday, December 20th, 2013





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

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


+Progress photos via All City Canvas- Day 1

+Progress photos via All City Canvas- Day 2

+More on the project here

+The City Loves You

Mural Intervention: TRBDSGN & A.Kofie, Paris

Saturday, June 15th, 2013


Augustine Kofie & TRBDSGN 

Character to Left: Mr Hobz | Center: A.Kofie | Circle to right: Honda

May 2013

Rue Henri Noguères 19è

Paris, France

Photo © Lionel Belluteau 


View the full panoramic here

Detail of my piece by Lionel Belluteau HERE 

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

Sunday, January 20th, 2013




Time To Shine | Soze Gallery mural

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


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

Enamel spray paint on corrugated metal roll up door.


Graffuturism coverage with Todd Mazer photos


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



Mural Intervention: ‘The Color’ in Tokyo, Japan

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012






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 


Toranomon Prefecture

Tokyo City/ MORI BUILDINGS property developers


The Color mural

3 x 6 meters / 9 x 19 feet

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



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

Mural Intervention: Side Street Studios, Woodstock district, Cape Town, South Africa

Thursday, October 25th, 2012


Side Street mural Fall 2012

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

Woodstock district of Cape Town, South Africa

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

Mural Intervention: Lovell Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012




Lovell Gallery mural Fall 2012

Spray paint, laytex house paint on primed plaster. 

Woodstock district of Cape Town, South Africa


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



Many more lovely shots here at StreetArtNews 


Mural Intervention: Colab with NAWER | Shoreditch, London

Monday, October 1st, 2012





Shoreditch area, London UK

Late September, 2012


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


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



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Mural Intervention: Kuku Ruku Circulation | Queretaro, Mexico

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012


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

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


The Board Dripper Blog

The Board Dripper FB

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

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012


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

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



LARGE view on HERE

Detail via instagram

My page for The Board Dripper

The Board Dripper Blog

The Board Dripper FB

Mural Intervention: Amplify Campus | Venice, California | Photos: Todd Mazer

Saturday, September 1st, 2012





MURALIZED from Dominic Gill.


Amplify Offices and Campus

1600 Main St

Venice, CA 90291



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


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


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


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


Coverage on Graffuturism 

Coverage on Arrested Motion

Coverage on Complex magazine

Coverage on Revok1

Coverage on FreshGood

Mural Intervention: Hidden Beauty Mural In Gestel | Eindhoven, Netherlands

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012









June 18th – 22nd, 2012



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


Curated by Chas/ LoveLetters crew.



Photo credits: FraJH Photos







Mural Intervention: Step In The Arena Graffiti festival in Eindhoven, Netherlands

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012




Step In The Arena 2012

I was invited by CHAS of Love Letters Crew to paint on one of the best walls at this years international Graffiti festival STEP IN THE ARENA in the city of Eindhoven, the Netherlands this past June, 2012



This year more than 250 local and international graffiti gladiators showed their skills in the weekend of 23 and 24 June in Eindhoven. Some names of the participating artists were:


Kofie (USA), Kems (USA), Belin (ES), MadC (D), Mr. Wany (I), Puppet (S), Soten (DK), Smug (UK), SobeKcis (SRB), ZoerCSX (F), Ogre (F), Mr.Dheo (P), Tiws (DK), New2 (AUS), Entes &Pesimo (Peru), Plaque (D), Semor (D), Casroc (B), Bue (B) Fuckone (B), JNC crew (B), Hertkore (B), Roofie (A), Musk (Lux), PQ (FR), Tempo (UK)

The Weird gang (D/A) – Nychos, Cone, Dxtr, Hr. Von Bias, Low Bros, Peachbeach.
LoveLetters (NL/D/F) – Ozer, Dater, Biser, Nash, Tumki, Puaks, Chas.

Dutch Artists
Nasty Sons, Dphaezer, Super A, Inca, Karski, Neas, Clone, Zenk, One, Druid, Moron, Nyse, Be Easy Crew, Coma, Kale, Awar, Seiro

Clowns From Hell (NL) – Mr.Mister, Ces53, Dr.Chess, Selone, Zedz.

KBTR, Lastplak, Nol, Lempke, Eau, Earworm, Narcoze, Popcorn, HMX, PZE, Edo Rath, 10:GU, Amik, 103, Schurk, the Imker, Reus,

Old Skool Eindhoven:
Skip -FAD, Yak-UFO, Yes-TMC, Dart-RSWC, Amore-TSC, CAZ-TIV, Tape-TSC,
Marcone-BWS, Real-SOL




Fullsize shot here courtesy of FraJH Photos

Action shot of me via Luke The Duke

Luke The Dukes photos from Step In The Arena

Their facebook for pictures of the Festival.


Mural Intervention: Installation: Megaro Hotel, Central London by Agents Of Change

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012







All above photos courtesy of Ian Cox 


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



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


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


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


Hooked Blog, May 2012 



Here is the London Evening Standard coverage of the mural

Graffuturism coverage of the mural as well as the Karpo collection

Arrsted Motions coverage of the mural with photos by Butterfly

Street Art News coverage of the mural

Urban Art Core coverage of the mural

12oz Prophet courtesy of Mare139

Complex Magazine coverage

UK’s Creative Review coverage







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.



Mural Intervention: Dash2000 Memorial in LA with El Mac & Plek

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012



Dash2000 Memorial wall

El Mac, Kofie & Plek

Spraypaint and laytex on primed cinderblock

1st & Vermont, Los Angeles, California

Photo: Carlos Gonzelez 


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

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


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


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


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




Here is El Mac’s photos of the Dash memorial

Here is Carlos Gonzelez first post for Arrested Motion

Here is Carlos Gonzalez final post fo Arrested Motion

Mural Intervention: Megaro Hotel inCentral London; Ian Cox documentation

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012





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

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



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

Destroy All Design progress shot

Juxtapox posts the MTN Colors Recap


Mural Intervention: Art GRAFFUTURISM ‘In Situ’ mural installation during Basel:MIAMI

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

Mural Intervention: KROQ & RedBull Sound Space with El Mac

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011











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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                  -KROQ for CBS Local Blog, November 15, 2011  

Mural Intervention: Poesia VS Kofie; Oakland, CA

Saturday, September 10th, 2011



Details of ‘KOF’ by Kofie

with Poesia 

 Transcend crew

Late Summer 2011

Oakland, California

Laytex, spray paint, bitumen and a bit of acrylic on cement.



With a month notice and a wall in mind, Poseia and I set off to Oakland to work a wall together, one on one for the first time. Nothing revolutionary, nothing fancy, just 2 grown-ass men tackle a wall and doing what we do.


I happened to be in town working on a project with Will of Collabo Arts, so it was natural to have Sibel document the session through the Cannon7D and a  special tilt shift lens for time lapse.

Scot La Rockwell  also came through documenting the ladder of the day catching Poesia and I finishing off our pieces. Serious faces in these ‘action’ captures of linebackers over-tinking and analyzing details and playing with color.




Graffuturism Post

My TUMBLR post



Mural intervention: South London, UK: Mural with Remi Rough

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011




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


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


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



Remi’s Post on our collaboration

Graffuturism feature on our exploits

Here is what Strictly Kev documented 



Mural Intervention: KO with Mark Lyken; Glasgow, UK

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011



Enamel spray paint & emulsion on ceramic tiles [2011]

Glasgow, Scotland


Detail of Mark Lykens Mural

Enamel spray paint & emulsion on ceramic tiles [2011]

Glasgow, Scotland


Since all the artists were painting separately in the city it was difficult to make it out to each wall to see the progress since we were all caught up. On my next to last day in Glasgow I finally made it out to Lyken and Jago’s respective walls in the city. There was a bit of space on the far left so I gave it a go with a tecky negative style KO with the scraps on hand.


Here is a link to the mural locations

Here is Recoats Masterblaster of the whole event 

The wall on Lykens Flickr

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

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011



El Mac & Kofie

Painted early May 2011

Latex enamel, enamel spray-paint & bitumen.



Permanent mural for  33third Store/ Mid-City Arts

Mid-City, Los Angeles.



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



El Mac’s Post

KD Flickr Post

Koshin Documentation for Arrested Motion

Todd Mazers Documentation on Brooklyn Street Art 


Mural Intervention: Moda Hotel; Vancouver, Canada

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011



Moda Hotel Mural interventions

Remi/Rough, Sueme, Joker & Kofie

Imported enamel Spray-paint & laytex on primed brick.

Above photo credit: Aaron Smedley


Executed from March 2-4, 2011

900 Seymour Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 3L9



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


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


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


S.Vegas Flickr Set

JDLaidlaw’s Flickr Set 

Mike BAM!’s Flickr Set 

Graffuturism Post

Juxtapoz Post

Graffuturism Post

Hello Vancity Post

Granville Online Post

Juxtapoz Post

Clout Post




Mural Intervention: 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….



Mural Intervention: ‘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 +

Freehand Circle

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

A documentation of freehand circles since 2003

A continuing series of freehand circles in spray paint and/or various materials on found surfaces. Circles are applied to both private and public spaces, both abandoned and in use.

The idea began in 2003 as a way to execute minimalis works on the street level that were both unique and consistent. They cover many obvious interpretations including draftsmanship, meditation and an interest in conceptual graffiti.

It’s no about perfection nor the circle itself, but the medium used in application and most importantly its placement on the surface. They are all intended to enhance and contribute to their location rather then to interfere with the environment. They are a curiosity and each unique in their own way.

A few other artists had applied the concept in their own right, and yes, there is a ‘freehand circle competition’, but this concept began here.

Mural Intervention: Sunset Blvd. Mural with Cache & Eyer

Friday, September 4th, 2009

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


Eyer BLOG post here. 

Full connection here

Mural Intervention: Triangulations of an evolution on Melrose

Saturday, June 13th, 2009


Triangulations of an evolution on Melrose [Summer 2008]

House paint, acrylic & spray paint on primered cinderblock

Commissioned mural. Lasted 2 months

West Hollywood, Calif.



Large, better photo here

Mural details here & here


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

Mural Intervention: With El Mac in Phoenix, Arizona

Saturday, February 7th, 2009




Spring 2009 | 1st colaborative mural with El Mac.

House paint and enamel spray paint on plaster, exterior.


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


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


Civilian Flicker:

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

Trangulations in Echo Park

Monday, January 12th, 2009


A foggy, January 2nd. 11pm.

Solo mission/ Frustration release/ Still hung over.

2 Tacos de Pastor from the taco truck as a reward for the evenings debauchery.

Atlantis is at the bottom of Echo Park Lake.



Mural Intervention: No. 36; Highland and Melrose Blvd, Softblockade

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008


No. 36/ Highland y Melrose Softblockade [2008] 

Acrylic, house paint & imported spray paint onprimed wood.

The Lee Estate. Los Angeles, CA

Mural Intervention: East LA Mural with Vyal, Werc & Retna

Monday, January 21st, 2008


Untitled Mural/ East LA | Vyal, Retna, Werc & Kofie

House paint & Spray Paint on plaster and metal


East Los Angeles, off of Whittier Blvd.


Vyal Werc of COI invited me to paint some random characters and a piece in mid January of 2008. I worked on the Rooster & two other characters referenced from my notebook. Retna | AWR came in toward the end of the week & tied it all in with his beautiful letter work. 

++ Complete Mural HERE


Detail of my character and Werc

Detailed Rooster & Vyal’s Kid on bicycle

Detail of my Character


Courtesy of Anarchosyn

Heather McGrath | Exploration No. 2, Los Angeles

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

hmvandcamp07.jpg2007. House paint & Ink. This is the second abandoned building that photographer Heather McGrath & I explored together. Located in North East LA, the formr Van De Kamp bakery has been abandoned by the city for a number of years. Up until recently construction has been taking place. The space will eventually become a School. 

Mural Intervention: No. 32 Unitard Gallery, Downtown LA

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006


No. 32/ Downtown LA Unitard Gallery  [2006]

Spraypaint & housepaint. Unitard Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles. 


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

Mural Intervention: West Coast|Rapid Fire

Thursday, April 4th, 2002

rfwc02.jpg2002. House paint & Spray paint.  Hollywood, CA. Dye5 on the ‘Rapid Fire‘ piece up top. Mr. Trickster on the ‘West Coast’ at bottom. I mashed the cloud backgrounds and the B-boy with wings.

Mural Intervention: 1998: Letter styles expand/ Kofie Spellout

Saturday, December 5th, 1998


Kofie Spell out

Krylon & Painters touch enamel spray paint on brick.

Venice, CA.



This piece was my shining star and signified my letter transition going into 1999. Mastering how to create each letter individually was a direction I was going into, yet I still fed off of the previous letter form as well as the next. I kept my colors mello, using soft like-color blends to highlight their shape and I really debated if I should highlight the letters. Im glad I didnt. 

I painted this wall with a west Los Angeles Legend, JigzOne.


More burners from the past here