SheOne/ James Choules

United Kingdom 1969

Street Art, Graffiti

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SheOne
James Choules
Male
United Kingdom
1969

Celebrated British graffiti legend sheOne is recognized as one of the first artist in his country who used spray paint only to produce his graffiti works. sheOne creates abstract expressive pieces that often utilize the surface on which they are painted like the crumbling stone or the peeling paint on the wall. Bold, conspicuous strokes and splashes of color map out the unique visual landscape wonderfully envisioned and executed to detail. Though working with a vivid palette, black remains the most important color in sheOne’s work as the artist uses black to emphasize the details in his artworks and lifts them off the surfaces thus making them even more conspicuous.

For live painting video and other videos created some time ago visit sheOne webpage
sheOne’s Mural at Fousion Gallery Rooftop, 2016, photo by Frederik Schulz

An Exhibition of Abstract Graffiti by sheOne

James Choules aka sheOne was born in London in 1969. In 1984 he became one of leading members of the fist wave of graffiti writers in England who used only spray paint to create their stunning large scale pieces. sheOne began experimenting with his moniker by adding a more expressive looser forms to his hand drawn typography. Quickly he developed his own style characterized by vivid movement and life expressed trough an array of contrasting lines, vibrant colors and signature shapes. In the nineties, sheOne become one of the original members of the Transcend Collective alongside Joker, Poesia and others street art creatives who experimented with a new style that later became known as Abstract Graffiti.

sheOne was one of the first graffiti writers in Britain who used only spray paint to create their pieces

Interview, reserved new series and video of live painting available on Vimeo
sheOne – Untitled

Music and Easter Calligraphy as Main Influences

SheOne was influenced by a variety of scores ranging from metal music and drag racing to Eastern calligraphy. The influence of Eastern calligraphy is particularly visible in his canvas piece as the artist employs monochromatic colors and space to create works driven by emotions, rather than the rules of creative process. When working in his studio, the artist conveys the same energy and style to his small scale canvas series. BLACKATELIER is the name of his studio practice which is currently located in Barcelona, Spain. His canvas works were exhibited in numerous galleries around the world including the venues in New York, London, LA, Hong Kong and Sidney including an opening exhibition of Gamma Transport Division gallery in Edinburgh in 2013, that was curated by Rob Swain from Gamma Proforma.

The artist employs monochromatic colors and space to create works driven by emotions

Works at an exhibition in London based gallery
sheOne – Jupiter (left) / Saturn (right)

Publications and Hand Painted Apparel

The undisputed energy of sheOne works well on any surface he chooses to decorate. Throughout the years his recognizable works embellished a variety of useful objects including guitars, helmets, and salvaged car parts and bicycle frames. SheOne also placed his black shapes to furniture, such as armories and cabinets and the artist also created his own line of handmade fashion items thus transferring his best pieces to shirts, shoes, hats and other wearable objects design. Throughout the years sheOne’s works were included in a variety of monographs including PARALLEL STROKES, and FUTURISM 2.0 In 2016 BLACKATELIER art book was published featuring works and photography from the artist’s personal archive encompassing the past 20 years of his outstanding career. SheOne is one of the pivotal members of a UK-based street art group Wizard Kings alongside Will Barras, Otwo, Stendec, Andrea Riot, Marc Lyken, and Mr. Jago. In 2016, the artist curated a group show hosted by Fousion Gallery that presented the works made by this eclectic group entitled W/K with the main theme of black and white. During a live painting session with Andrea Riot and Otwo, SheOne painted a large-scale mural at Fousion gallery Rooftop to accompany the show.

The artist is represented by Fousion Gallery.

SheOne lives and works in Barcelona, Spain.

Featured image : sheone – Portrait
All images courtesy of Fousion Gallery

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016 LIVEART FUNDACION TELEFONICA. MADRIDSolo
2016 BLOOM ARTSHOW ART FAIR. COLOGNEGroup
2016 THE BLACK ARTS II SUPERCHIEF GALLERY. NEW YORK. Solo
2016 THE LAST RIDE WALLWORKS. NEW YORKSolo
2016 THE W/K SHOW FOUSION GALLERY. BARCELONASolo
2015 HEAVY WEATHER CHINA HEIGHTS GALLERY. AUSTRALIA Solo
2015 COSMIC FLUSH MAGDA DANYSZ GALLERY. LONDON Solo
2015 A STUDY OF CAMO BACKWOODS GALLERY. AUSTRALIA Solo
2015 ROCKGROUP BACKWOODS GALLERY. AUSTRALIAGroup
2014 REWIRE EDINBURGH. EXHIBITION & BOOK Solo
2014 URBAN NATION PM5 BERLIN Solo
2014 WIDE OPEN WALLS Gambia.Group
2013 S1 GAMMA TRANS DIVISION. Edinbourgh. Scotland. Solo
2013 HOBO-ZULU WISH-LES GALLERY. Tokyo. Japan. Solo
2013 WIDE OPEN WALLS GAMBIA. Africa. Solo
2012THE WHITE CANVAS PROJECT' iam8bit Gallery. Los Angeles. Solo
2012FUTURISM 2.0BlackallStudios. London. Group
2012Exterior murals'MERGE' Art Festival. LondonGroup
2012SEENOEVIL streetart festival and exhibition. Bristol. Group
2012 BLACKATELIER ARTEL GALLERY. Bristol. Solo
2011 'THE UNDERBELLY PROJECT EXHIBITION' Scope Art Basal. Miami. Group
2011 BADGE SERIES OPUS ART. Newcastle. Solo
2011RUDEMENTARY PERFECTION' RecoatGallery. Glasgow. Solo
2011 VANDALIER Helmet Gallery. Munich. Solo
2010THE ARCHITECTSAtom Rooms. LondonSolo
2010METAL LOURD' CNAC. Niort, FranceSolo
2010LETTERHEADS' RedBull Gallery. Sydney. AustraliaSolo
2009 REVOLUTION GarageWorks Gallery. Hong Kong. Solo
2009 MEGADEF OutOfStep Gallery. London. Solo
2009'MODART' Thinkspace Gallery. Los Angelese. Group
2009 POP CRIME Opus Gallery. Newcastle. Solo
2009NO COMPLY'Redbull Gallery. Sydney.Solo
2008BRAVEARTS' Whistler Cultural Centre. Canada. Solo
2008 SHEONE OxfordArtsFactory. Sydney. Solo
2008LATE AT TATE' Tate Britain. London. Solo
2007 EXIT UnionWorks. Southbank. London. Solo
2007SHEONE Toykyo Gallery. Gent. BelgiumSolo
2007SHEONE The Chapel Gallery. VancouverSolo
2007REFILL 7TowerRecords. Shibuya. Japan.Solo
2006 SHEONE RoyalElastic Space. Taipei. Solo
2006 SHEONE Dragon-I. Hong Kong. Solo
2006 SHEONE -Installation mural and artist shoe release event. Tokyo. Solo
2005BEAUTIFUL LOSERS'RedAssembly. Vancouver.Solo
2005GIRLS MyymalaGallery. Helsinki. Solo
2005GRAFFITIWINDOWS' Hankyu . Osaka. Japan. Solo
2005 TALKINGWALLS Arnolfini Gallery. Bristol.Solo
2005 BLACK&WHITE Selfridges Store. London. Solo
2004 PUBLIC PROPERTY REFILLGallery. Sydney. Solo
2004 TYPFYT ArcGallery. Manchester. Solo
2004 ONETWO Gallery. London. Solo
2003'STREETWISE' Kunsthof Gallery. Berlin. Gallery Solo
2003 PROTOCOL TheLAB101 Gallery. Los AngelesSolo
2003 ROCKGROUP Centre for Contemporary Art. Charleroi. Belgium Group
2003 HIPDATA fileSHARING Space. Berlin. Solo
2003'BEYOND ONE' I.C.E Bern. Switzerland. Solo
2002'DIGITAL BAROQUE' ExRealmGallery. Tokyo. JapanSolo
2002'Sound Republic' Womb. Tokyo. Solo
2002 J-SERIES Ambush Space. Singapore. Solo
2001 COLLABORATION' TriiadSpace. Paris Solo
2001 NEWFLAMES AIRGallery. Dover Street. London. Solo
2000 GRAFFITI RETAIL John Leguizamo Studio. New York Solo