Location: London (UK)
British artist SHOK-1 paints unique x-ray paintings on walls around the world. The works present a kind of diagnosis of life in the 21st century. Sometimes in good health, sometimes pathological.
A cool mix of street and science. Works of art have a huge resonance with a wide range of demographics. Pop culture fans. Contemporary and street art. To surgeons, radiologists and scientists. Dark in beauty and packed with subtle layers of intricate detail. X-rays are one of the most difficult subjects a painter can attempt. SHOK-1 pioneered advanced freehand techniques by not using tape or stencils to render its radiographic style.
Pro-science, the artist aims to defend rationalism at a time when anti-intellectualism is on the rise. Scientists are silenced and experts denounced in favor of layman’s opinion.
He was one of the first Europeans to appropriate the street cultures that exploded in the United States in the early 1980s. Laying the foundations for what has become one of the most important art movements in the world . He has never stopped reinventing his job and taking risks throughout a career spanning more than 30 years.