SHOK1

London / UK

Looking back at over 30 years of working as a street artist, London based SHOK-1 was one oft he first Europeans to co-opt American street culture when he started using spray paints in the early 80’s. His freehand, x-ray style, aerosol art has earned him a lot of attention and propelled him into fame with his artworks regularly gaining a lot of attention and his print editions selling out within minutes of their release. SHOK-1 was among the selected few artists to work on Urban Nation’s and Lollapalooza’s 2016 DREAMSCAPE art pavilion, uniting art and music. […]

Biography / SHOK1

Looking back at over 30 years of working as a street artist, London based SHOK-1 was one oft he first Europeans to co-opt American street culture when he started using spray paints in the early 80’s. His freehand, x-ray style, aerosol art has earned him a lot of attention and propelled him into fame with his artworks regularly gaining a lot of attention and his print editions selling out within minutes of their release. SHOK-1 was among the selected few artists to work on Urban Nation’s and Lollapalooza’s 2016 DREAMSCAPE art pavilion, uniting art and music.

Blending street and science, SHOK-1 spray paints x-ray like visuals of mostly human, animal or plant-like origins. Darkly beautiful and packed with subtle layers of delicate detail, he has pioneered and perfected his no tape and no stencil x-ray artworks, which are one among the most difficult subject matters a painter could attempt. As a self-taught artist who holds a degree in Applied Chemistry he aims to champions rationalism in an era where anti-intellectualism is on the rise and scientists as well as experts are denounced in favour of sub literate opinions.

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