Born and raised in Los Angeles, Augustine Kofie’s first instinct to draw was inspired through the creativity of his mother. Whilst shestudied fine arts at UCLA, Kofie used the spare supplies around his house to start experimenting on his own. His real training as an artist was then nurtured through his time spent painting graffiti, coming to prominence in the LA graffiti art scene by the mid 1990’s. Graffiti provided a technical foundation and love of construction and form.
Inspired by the basic building blocks of the geometric world, Kofie has formed a retro-futuristic aesthetic which transplants shapes and angles into an organic, yet highly mathematical form of abstraction.
Merging his traditional graffiti education, Kofie plays with form and line, with balance and depth, twisting and manipulating his murals, his illustrations, his compositions, into ever new and dramatic arrangements. His aesthetic has developed into almost pure abstraction, dominated by squares, triangles and circles which he intensely layers in an earthy, dynamic futurism style.
Kofie’s style is truly unique in its ability to approach the outer limits of graffiti art, taking inspiration from futurism to create something visually extraordinary. It is no wonder that his work has been exhibited across the globe in various galleries spanning from Paris, London, New York and Morocco.