since his successful POW print release, I started getting more serious about following Shok's work, and Im blown away with this guy's talent, skills, and originality.. here are some more recent works I picked from his Facebook:
An attempt to paint a portrait of life itself with all it’s ups and downs. A play on the slang expression for life imprisonment ... the funny thing is, we’re all trapped in life and there’s only one way out.
I think it’s easy to get caught up in the everyday stuff and I wanted to make a piece to remind myself what a beautiful thing it all is.
The X-ray style piece pictured above next to Borough High Street Station is only a small part of his work there, as there are a few others that are hidden if you explore round the back of the disused carpark. Will try and sort some pics soon.
A mayfly with wings of delicate smoke dissipating on the wind represents the ephemerality of most street-based art. Mayflies only live for a day or less just as many beautiful works of art are casually destroyed, often by children or the authorities.
This work also stands as a tribute to all of the art that was destroyed during preparations for the Olympics. Despite being sanctioned and much loved by the community and fans worldwide, many paintings were eradicated or replaced with corporate advertising.
Bumped into him just finnishing a piece in London last week. Mikey Dread took me on a tour we were literally just viewing one of his pieces and say how much we loved his work. Walked round the corner and there he was taking a pick of a piece he had just finnished and was starting another.
'X-Rainbow' 40x28" freehand spraypaint on textured canvas, new piece by Shok 1 on Scratch Expo 17
I love that! Any idea about the price?
I carved my initials in some girls behind[br][br]FS: 2 x Martin Whatson OG. 2 x Adam Smithmada OG. PM for pictures.[br][br]Looking to buy: Adam Neate streetpiece, Pizzabox or early canvas. Please get in contact!
agent provocateur: Any pub/bar owners on here who'd be interested in something to hang in their fine establishment I might have something of interest, pm or email me anytime for more info. AP
Jun 5, 2013 13:52:51 GMT 1
monkeyface: Art Republic recieved some in stock today.
Jun 4, 2013 18:44:42 GMT 1