Not too long ago, the collaboration between artists El Mac and Augustine Kofie (featured) produced a spectacular mural that took place at the KROQ studios in Los Angeles, California (covered). It was a project which greatly combined the talent of these two artists to produce a music-themed mural. Now the two have once again come together to produce a mural which not only displays their incredible technique but more importantly, it is a project which pays respect to their late friend DASH 2000, a former member of the UTI (Under The Influence) graffiti crew who passed away not too long ago from cancer. Fittingly, this same wall used to be a regular spot that DASH used to paint on during his time as a graff writer.

El Mac is basing his large scale portrait on a photograph which was actually shot by Eriberto Oriol. Meanwhile, Kofie is adding background layers which do not reference his usual style of intersecting lines but rather, he shows a style of curved shapes and cloud-like colorful patterns which contrast nicely with El Mac’s black and white portrait. So far, the two artists have been painting for the last couple of days and they’re planning to finish the mural by weekend’s end. Stay tuned for a final look at the wall but in the meantime, we have pictures of the two in action as the mural takes shape and almost nears completion.

More photos after the jump…

Photo credit: ©Carlos Gonzalez for Arrested Motion.
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