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Augustine Kofie was born in 1973 and has been active in the West Los Angeles graffiti scene since the mid-90s. He is primarily self-taught.
From a deep interest in architecture, typography, 1960s iconography, contemporary music and street culture, Kofie constructs barely perceptible dialogues that hold meaning for himself. Intense skill and technique reflect a certain reliance upon structure in the creative process. His collages and assemblages consist of many layers—a mix of intentional and unintentional order.
There is a distinct contrast between his mechanic line work, and organic structures, all of which culminating in a heavy earth-toned and a multi-layered not subject to gravity. Kofie aims to create images that leap off the canvas at the viewer but at the same time invite him to join a conversation.
His work has been exhibited across Los Angeles and in New York.