Impressive Graffiti by the talented Street Artist Shok 1.
I became immersed in graffiti writing and hiphop subculture in the summer of 1984 and over the next couple of decades produced thousands of wall paintings, drawings, characters, letter pieces, posters and other artworks. I was entirely self-taught and remain so to this day, the archetypal outsider artist.
A percentage of the work was illegal, the vast majority was non-commercial. I started working internationally in 1989 and painted all around the world with many of the best – from hardcore Brooklyn bombers to German technicians, fine artists to fined vandals.
Up until now, a lot of my work remained unpublished or barely appeared in underground media. The paintings were often ephemeral, destroyed soon after completion. Much of it appeared in “unspaces”, in no-man’s lands where only a few would venture. The drawings in particular have generally only been seen by a handful of close friends.”