SHOK-1 Interview with Playboy January 12 2018
Playboy have published a new interview with SHOK-1. Please click on the image below to view (the site is clean so it's fine if you are at work etc).
Full site August 30 2017Not been updating this blog; I don't like the small image size. Working on full site with high quality images, stay tuned - S
'Elvis' April 26 2017
‘The Consumed’ print release December 01 2016
SHOK-1 is pleased to announce the ’Consumed’ print edition, his only release of 2016.
An X-ray interpretation of the iconic ghost from the classic 80’s videogame Pacman in its edible state, this sequel to the best-selling ‘Consumer’ print is based on the large scale mural painted opposite the Hilton hotel in Dubai earlier this year.
It is his most detailed print to date, capturing every nuance of the artist’s unique freehand spraypaint technique. It is produced with the finest available archival paper and inks and comes complete with Certificate of Authenticity.
This edition is formatted to work both separately and paired as a matching set with ’The Consumer’ to make a perfect diptych. There are also a few ‘Consumer’ prints available for those who missed out on the previous release and wish to complete the set. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org separately to arrange purchase of ‘The Consumer’.
Limited edition of 100
21 x 21 in
Signed, numbered and embossed by SHOK-1
Archival UltraChrome inks on Hahnemühle PhotoRag 308gsm
Includes Certificate of Authenticity
Prints will go on sale at www.shok1.com at 3pm GMT / 10am EST on Monday 5th December 2016.
TED Talk : "Reinvigorating Anatomy Through Art" May 22 2016SHOK-1 is included in this excellent TED talk by Vanessa Ruiz of Street Anatomy at 9:30.
SHOK-1 Radio Interview April 05 2016
Here is their introduction :
"SHOK-1 holds a mysterious position in the mural world. Absolutely everyone knows his work and holds him in the highest regard… but nearly nobody actually knows him. The illusive artists has been painting walls in London since the early 80s and seems to move throughout the city with very few people knowing what he’s up to. Effortlessly changing from one style to another every few years it’s nearly impossible to pin him down and figure him out. Known for his technical precision and mastery of the spray can as a tool, SHOK-1 dropped jaws worldwide a few years ago when he debuted his newest X-Ray technique, without a doubt cementing his place in the scene as one of the leaders of the pack when it comes to technical skill, originality, and creativity.
New Handpainting Technique March 03 2016
SHOK-1 has developed a new technique for hand painting his prints which allows for much more subtle, powerful and varied colour. New 1/1 works are now available, please contact us via the web form for details.
SHOK-1 in Dubai : 'The Consumed' February 15 2016
The metaphorical piece features a human skull morphed into the shape of the famous ghost icon from Pacman. It was commissioned as part of the Dubai Canvas festival which is sponsored by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
'Dog With Bones' prints December 15 2015
‘Dog With Bones’ is the latest in a series of sold out print editions by British artist SHOK-1.
The original wall piece was painted in London earlier in 2015, at a street location not far from the Tate Modern museum. It features a version of the iconic Keith Haring dog from the 80's rendered in the artist’s signature X-ray style. It was painted entirely in freehand spraypaint using no masking tape or stencils, a unique process pioneered by the artist. It is an evolution of techniques refined over 30 years of working in the medium.
‘Dog With Bones’
Archival pigment print on 310gsm Fine Art Paper
17 x 10 inches
Limited edition of 200
Signed and numbered by the artist
Includes Certificate of Authenticity from SHOK-1 and 1xRUN
* Artist Proofs available, please send enquiries via the Contact page.
'X-Fly' print release November 04 2015
‘X-Fly’ is the latest release in a series of sold out fine art prints by aerosol X-ray artist SHOK-1.
The limited edition prints feature a stunning image of a fly in his unique X-ray style. He explains, "Like graffiti, flies are often perceived in a negative way but they can be very beautiful". Flies and other insects have been a recurring symbolic icon in his work since the 1980’s. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in London using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.
This very popular picture will be released in three colourways - Fruit, Bluebottle and Fire - limited to just 50 prints worldwide. Each print is produced using top quality archival inks on heavyweight fine art paper to stand the test of time. The artworks are individually signed, numbered and embossed by SHOK-1 and a Certificate Of Authenticity is included.
The prints are priced at £140 each and can be shipped anywhere worldwide. Further images and information are available on the Prints page.
'Dog with Bones' September 22 2015
SHOK-1 on the BBC September 04 2015
The art of SHOK-1 recently appeared on the BBC's Weird Workplaces show. A group of employees at Village Underground in Shoreditch London go to work every day inside his artwork.
Click the image to view the movie :
'X-Funk' August 15 2015
New Unique 1/1's June 26 2015The Uniques section has just been updated with some new 1/1 hand painted multiples. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to see more images of a work you are interested in.
Reflections June 26 2015
'Back in 2001 I realised that some of the physics of spraypaint could be used to emulate the physics of Xrays, cells, stains and other natural phenomena.
Many scientists and mathematicians find a kind of God in the structure that underlies a seemingly random reality.
These are reflections from a Perspex window in a carpark. It is all around you.'
Translucent X-ray COAs June 26 2015
All limited editions and originals now come with one of these new translucent X-ray Certificates Of Authenticity.
'The Consumer' T-shirt June 22 2015
Following the success of the sold out ‘Consumer’ fine art print, British aerosol X-ray artist SHOK-1 is pleased to announce the first in a new range of wearable art. The 'Consumer' T-shirt has been produced to the highest possible standards, silkscreen printed in London England on premium quality 100% cotton T-shirts ethically manufactured in LA.
The collector’s edition is a numbered first run limited edition of 100 T’s and comes with a signed and numbered Certificate Of Authenticity in a hand-stamped presentation box priced at £50.
The T-shirts will be available for shipping worldwide and will release on Thursday 25th June at 3pm BST / 10am EDT at this link >>
A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture.
The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.
On BBC News June 22 2015
Galaxian X-ray June 18 2015
The classic videogame icon made up of X-rays. X-Pop series; the things we love become a part of our anatomy.
Spraypaint on concrete - monochrome shot to show the detail. More images from the 'Galaxy-X' piece to follow.
'God was Nature' May 08 2015
Bushwick NYC 2014
SHOK-1 on the cover of the first ever Writing magazine IGT published in NY back in the 80's. The character with the reflective visor is his work, incorporated in a collage by the legendary Phase 2.
'What Your Soul Sounds Like' April 09 2015
Looking out across London from the Jealous Gallery rooftop.
'Self Control' March 24 2015
Live Long and Prosper March 06 2015
'Live Long and Prosper'. Tribute to Leonard Nimoy who passed away recently. The human race could do with more sense and less random emotion. SHOK-1
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