British artist SHOK-1 spraypaints unique X-ray art on walls around the world. The works present a kind of diagnosis of life in the 21st century, sometimes in glowing health and other times pathological.
A cool blend of street and science, the paintings are enormously popular. Darkly beautiful and packed with subtle layers of delicate detail, X-rays are one of the most difficult subject matters a painter could attempt. SHOK-1 has pioneered cutting-edge freehand techniques using no tape or stencils to render his X-ray style.
The artist aims to champion Rationalism in an era where anti-intellectualism is on the rise, scientists are silenced and experts denounced in favour of the layman’s opinion.
SHOK-1 is based in London and holds a degree in Applied Chemistry.