Saturday, August 6, 2011


5098 Aurora St North central Austin Texas.......The Mediterranean Chef Cafe

more pics of mural here

TEA Time?
 After a 2000 mile journey in a cargo van packed full of your belongings it is such a wonderful experience meeting a group of people that are willing to let you express yourself and your ideas.    

The Mediterranean Chef of Austin and the Newely established MEDITERRANEAN CHEF CAFE is that group of people. This mural was a gem to create. I hope people slow down on Koenig road and turn in for a treat. It is a honor to be apart of their buisness identity.

Turkish friends
Also special thanks to Nikki kaya for the time and creative freedom to create a special piece of art.

Sail boat

 And of course to every one in the neighborhood that stopped, honked, waved, made friendly conversation or even offered a cold beverage. Thanks alot and i hope you enjoy my artwork and join this blog if you like 

Monday, February 28, 2011

From South Carolina with Love

 This painting was privately commissioned and is in Route to Toronto Canada. In was painted in Columbia South Carolina as a center piece dedicated to the State. Many native plants and animals featured. Also the setting is the meeting of two southern rivers . The Saluda and the Congaree. This river has  a vital part played when trying to escape the august heat of Columbia  More info to come in the near Future. Until Then it is 13 ft x 4.5 ft , Latex acrylic. This piece was a great adventure.   Additional Pics available.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

North south and central Vietmong

Happy new year to all,

Here is a mural completed in columbia South carolina for the wonderful people at pho Viet in 5 points. lots  of imagery showing the diverse culture and history of vietnam.
 Great atmospehere.
 Special  thanks to An and Thuy for the support durung the painting. 
 Once again small buisnesses support the arts.

50 x 5 ft , latex and acrylic. MONG 2010

Hue Water Puppets
additional photos  at

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Matamuros Loves Fresh Produce

Thats right, more produce. This time for Lee's Produce in White Center. We had plans to have 3 of the crew involved on this project, but delays and injuries meant that it was just Zach who teamed up with John from Bherd Studios to knock this out in 3 surprisingly not-freezing days in December. Please enojy:


Shout out to Kevin Sullivan for the radish, orange, watermelon styles below. Though he couldn't be there in person his sketches were manifest through John:

Also check out Zach's BLOG, he's selling his latest prints online. If you like them, get one, he needs a new transmission to continue the mural madness. Here's a preview:

Trickle Down

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Matamos Kamiones? Simón!

Abraham Mong y Zach Bohnenkamp acaban de pintar otro camión para Billy's Organics. Queremos darles las gracias a todos los de Billy's por la oportunidad y la libertad artística que nos han dado. Buscad sus camiones en vuestros mercados locales! Esperamos que os gusten las fotos.

También os ofrecemos una foto del primer camión pintado por MATAMUROS ( hecho por Abe, Zach y Sensei 23).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Stone & Bird

This pic is of Blue Scholars in front of a piece spontaneously created one day by Abe and Zach in the alley behind Galaxy Coffee (now Victrola) on Beacon Ave. They will be playing this Sunday at the Block Party.

You can see this pic in the Capitol Hill Block Party pull-out in the Stranger this week.

Here's the whole piece. Don't be ANGRY.
The Legend of Stone & Bird

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tea Vietnamese Tea House...................
State Street, West Columbia , South Carolina

After battling large carolinian mosquitos, tropical downpours, and never-ending heat this piece was finaly installed.

This piece was completely created from scratch. Hand painted canvas and hand made frame. It sits 16 feet wide by 7 feet tall. 

tea final 006All done with high quality enamels and alot of elbow grease and love. Special thanks to Clark for the creative freedom and Fabe for his help installating this piece.

tea final 007

Thursday, June 17, 2010

1983 Virgil

an oldie but a goodie..... this car was a product to the Mata Chapel.

Mong and Aspra colaboration.  2008 i think... we carried 4 ladders...

Green Resource- Eugene OREGON

...Oregon Plates forever...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mural about to wrap.
Photograph of me and the newest addition to the  Mata Crew...  Hiawa

Much thanks to the people of the village idiot - it was a great experience and a pleasure to cover the walls.

they are also playing a Grip of world cup games-
final pics 035
mural 10 x 50 ft / latex and emamel 2010...... forest drive , columbia SC.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Matamuros: British Espionage

Upfest 2010 Magazine. Don't know where they got this image from. Sales of the magazines benefitted NACOA (National Association for Children Of Alcoholics)