JAMES 'sheOne' CHOULES (b London 1969) is a multi media artist
working across various platforms ranging from large scale public
murals and gallery exhibitions to handmade fashion pieces.
He began writing Graffiti in 1984 as part of the first wave of English
spraycan artists and is recognised internationally for his
uniquely expressive abstract approach to graffiti inspired output.
BLACKATELIER is the name of his studio practice which is
currently located in Barcelona, Spain.
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Featuring artworks and photography from his personal archive of the past 20 years.
Full colour, hard back, 200+ pages, with 7" vinyl picture disc
Limited First Edition of 300 copies
Introduction by CRASH ONE
Designed and edited by SheOne & Rob Swain.
"Choules' work, like all good urban art, makes subtle use of its environment. It's about a highly advanced technique of lifting detail from the surface with subtle flourishes of light and shade. Having watched him at work, I'm always amazed by where he paints and how he does it, on one occasion i saw him paint alongside several other artists on a long wall in east London. Most of the artists chose the flattest, smoothest surfaces for their piece whilst Choules went straight for a crumbling, crooked and semi hidden wall (the last place you'd choose if you wanted people to see your work). He then set about utilising the crumbling stone and peeling paint, lifting it out further with his trademark black flourishes. On another occasion i saw him paint in a burnt out paint factory, moving through the space adding little details to old signs, doorways and even an abandoned forklift truck. Unlike a lot of the street art mob, Choules isn't on a mission to become famous. He's an artist traveller who uniquely inflects his persona with subtlety on the world around him. One of a kind" (Rob Swain, 2013)
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS
[ HEAVY WEATHER ] CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY. AUSTRALIA
[ ROCKGROUP ] BACKWOODS GALLERY. AUSTRALIA
[ A STUDY OF CAMO ] BACKWOODS GALLERY. AUSTRALIA
[ REWIRE ] EDINBURGH. EXHIBITION & BOOK
[ URBAN NATION PM5 ] BERLIN
[ WIDE OPEN WALLS ] street installations Gambia.
[ S1 ] GAMMA TRANS DIVISION. Edinbourgh. Scotland.
[ HOBO-ZULU ] WISH-LES GALLERY. Tokyo. Japan.
[ WIDE OPEN WALLS ] GAMBIA. Africa.
[ BLACKATELIER ] ARTEL GALLERY. Bristol.
FUTURISM 2.0' BlackallStudios. London. Groupshow
'MERGE' Art Festival. London. Exterior murals.
'SEENOEVIL' streetart festival and exhibition. Bristol.
'THE WHITE CANVAS PROJECT' iam8bit Gallery. Los Angeles.
'THE UNDERBELLY PROJECT EXHIBITION' Scope Art Basal. Miami.
[ BADGE SERIES ] OPUS ART. Newcastle. new works on metal.
'RUDEMENTARY PERFECTION' RecoatGallery. Glasgow.
[ VANDALIER ] Helmet Gallery. Munich. New works on canvas.
'METAL LOURD' CNAC. Niort, France. Installation and new paintings.
'THE ARCHITECTS' Atom Rooms. London. new paintings
'LETTERHEADS' RedBull Gallery. Sydney. Australia
[ POP CRIME ] Opus Gallery. Newcastle. new works on canvas
[ MEGADEF ] OutOfStep Gallery. London. new works on paper
'MODART' Thinkspace Gallery. Los Angelese. Groupshow of Works on paper
[ REVOLUTION ] GarageWorks Gallery. Hong Kong. New paintings and sculpture edition launch
'NO COMPLY' Redbull Gallery. Sydney. original skateboards
'LATE AT TATE' Tate Britain. London. Installation performance.
'BRAVEARTS' Whistler Cultural Centre. Canada. Iworks on canvas
[ SHEONE ] OxfordArtsFactory. Sydney. Installation mural.
[ EXIT ] UnionWorks. Southbank. London. Installation murals and new works on canvas
[ SHEONE ] Toykyo Gallery. Gent. Belgium. New works on canvas.
[ SHEONE ] The Chapel Gallery. Vancouver. New paintings and installation mural.
'REFILL 7' TowerRecords. Shibuya. Japan. Laser etched skateboard
[ SHEONE ] RoyalElastic Space. Taipei. Installation and artist shoe release event.
[ SHEONE ] Dragon-I. Hong Kong. Live paint installation and artists shoe release.
[ SHEONE ] Tokyo. Installation mural and artist shoe release event.
'BEAUTIFUL LOSERS' RedAssembly. Vancouver. new paintings
[ GIRLS ] MyymalaGallery. Helsinki. Installation mural and works on paper
'GRAFFITIWINDOWS' Hankyu . Osaka. Japan. Installation works
[ TALKINGWALLS ] Arnolfini Gallery. Bristol. Installation murals
[ BLACK&WHITE ] Selfridges Store. London. Four site specific window installations and murals.
[ PUBLIC PROPERTY ] REFILLGallery. Sydney. New works on canvas and gallery mural.
[ ONETWO ] rGallery. London. New works on canvas and installation
[ TYPFYT ] ArcGallery. Manchester. New works on canvas.
[ PROTOCOL ] TheLAB101 Gallery. Los Angeles. new works on canvas
'STREETWISE' Kunsthof Gallery. Berlin. Gallery murals
[ HIPDATA ] fileSHARING Space. Berlin. Works on canvas and gallery mural.
'BEYOND ONE' I.C.E Bern. Switzerland. Installation murals
[ ROCKGROUP ] Centre for contemporary Art. Charleroi. Belgium
'DIGITAL BAROQUE' ExRealmGallery. Tokyo. Japan lightbox installation
[ J-SERIES ] Ambush Space. Singapore. New works on canvas under glass.
'Sound Republic' Womb. Tokyo. New works, and livepaint installation.
[ NEWFLAMES ] AIRGallery. Dover Street. London. New paintings on canvas.
[ COLLABORATION' ] TriiadSpace. Paris Collaborative works on canvas
[ GRAFFITI RETAIL ] John Leguizamo Studio. New York. New paintings on canvas.
SHEONE featured In the following Books
'REWIRE' GAMMA PROFORMA
'BLACKATELIER' SHEONE artist monograph
'FUTURISM 2.0 - Symmetry Across Centuries' Gamma Proforma
'WEOWNTHENIGHT - THEUNDERBELLYPROJECT' Rizolli Press
'SCRAWL - dirty graphics & strange characters' Booth-Clibborn Editions
'GRAFFITI WORLD - Street Art From Five Continents' Thames & Hudson
'PARALLEL STROKES' Ian Lynam. Wordshape Publishing
'STREET ART In The Artists Own Words' Rotovision
'MODART' Ginko Press
'ART OF REBELLION III' C100. Publikat