Shok1 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, Shok1 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.
Shok1 rarely does interviews if ever, so it was a great honor to sit down with him and dig inside his massively complexed and thoughtful brain. Strap in and hold on… this one is a wild ride.