James ‘sheOne’ Choules (born in 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 spray can artists and is recognized internationally for his unique expressive abstract approach to graffiti inspired output. BLACKATELIER is the name of his studio practice which is currently located in Barcelona, Spain.
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.
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. Beeing 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, he curated a group show hosted by Fousion Gallery in 2016 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 O.Two, sheOne painted a large-scale mural at Fousion gallery Rooftop to accompany the show.