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Raised in Kingswood, Bristol Lokey’s interest in graffiti started during the mid 80’s, when some kids at the local park introduced him to the Hip hop culture. He mastered his skills with aerosol paint in the nineties whilst in the crews MBA, BA, DBz which amongst others included Kato, Soker and Banksy.
Lokey took some time out at the beginning of the naughtys, after the death of his then girlfriend and is now part of WoC. Doing what he loves most!... painting murals , exhibiting Original artwork & prints , Live painting and more...
Lokey has mainly been a letter form artist starting in the early days with bubble letters progressing through wildstyle and on to the 3D letters he paints now, making him one of only a hand full of graffiti artists/writers in the UK to master the art of 3D lettering.
Other names that Lokey has painted under are Lokea, Lowkey, Loke and Pert.
- Walls on fire - Lokey painted with the crews Badd Applz & DryBread'z for this event, that was held in Bristol
- Glastonbury Festival - Lokey (who painted using the alias 'Loke'), Banksy and Inkie painted a lorry at the festival and also painted the back drop for the Hip Hop Phenomimnom
- 24th March - Mash-up : Bristol Festival Fundraiser
- 3rd April - Banksy's Bristol : Home Sweet Home - Book Launch/Live Painting - Cargo, London
- 28th/29th June - Gloston-bury Street Festival - Live Painting - Bristol
- 12th July - Frome Festival : Graffiti Day - Live Painting
- 2nd August - Lokey 'Under Control' from 'THE BLACK BOOK EDITION'Z' - Giclee Print Release
- 24th August - In Gods Hands - Charity Event/Live Painting at Bar Celona
- 27th August - Lokey/Pert 'Correctionz' from 'THE BLACK BOOK EDITION'Z' - Giclee Print Release
- 31st August - The first Can_Droid character apeared at Stokes Croft , Bristol
- 12th September - BunFight - Venue's Bristol Festival Fundraiser
- 20th/21st September - Bristol Festival - Site Decor and Live Painting
- October - Upfest Urban Paint Festival, Bristol - Live Painting
- 24th October - Weapon of Choice presents the Bristol Festival Exhibition
- 17th November - Not Just Banksy (Day and Night Event), Live Painting - UWE, Frenchay Campus, Bristol
- November - Children of the Can : 25yrs of Bristol Graffiti - Book Launch, Arnolfini, Bristol 
- 24th November - Children of the Can : 25yrs of Bristol Graffiti - Paint Jam, Bristol Industrial Museum
- 1st December - Children of the Can : 25yrs of Bristol Graffiti - Paint Jam, Bristol Industrial Museum
- 13th March - BLOC, Digital Graffiti Battle, using the YrWall: Interactive Digital Graffiti Wall
Notable art pieces
Statements from Lokey in Children of the Can
Excerpts from 'Children of the Can : 25 years of Bristol Graffiti'
First experiences of Hip Hop & Graffiti
|“||I remember meeting some kids at the local park who had been to America and they brought back pictures of graff and early electro tapes and that. They were saying, 'yeah ,you've got to have your street name , you got to have your alais', and i just thought, 'wow! I want to be a part of this.' Then when I went to senior school I met people who had the same intrests as me. We'd go on school trips to London in the first and second year , and we'd bugger off down the train lines . . . instead of going round the museum||”|
|“||Tame (Rok) and Soker were a big influence on me because we were always designing together. I also knew all the Kingswood lot that used to go down the Dug Out in Barton Hill. I used to live one road over from Cheo, and with him being a few years older my mum didn't mind me crashing round his house on a friday or saturday night, so I got to know Chome ,Chaos ,Shab and Remer. I was tiny just a young kid||”|
First experiences of painting illegally
|“||I was into painting letters from the off. My first tag was Sera. I stuck with that up untill '91 , when I started writing Lokey. When we were at school we were mostly just painting tags and dubs, it would be that kind of thing where someone would turn round and say 'I've got some pocket money , I'm going to buy some chrome' and someone else would buy a can of black. It would end up with about four or five people jumping on and doing one piece quick, getting covered in paint and getting drunk for the rest of the night||”|
- Steve Wright, Banksy's Bristol: Home Sweet Home (2007 ISBN 978-1906477004) page 52 - 53, 68
- Braun, Felix (2008), "Lokey chapter", Children of the Can : 25 years of Bristol Graffiti, Tangent Books, pp. 125–131, ISBN 978-190647707-3
- Gil Gillespie, The Naked Guide to Bristol (2006 ISBN 978-0954417765)
- Cheba, Sam Hoekon, FLX, Rolls Royce, 2009 October/November, Weapon of Choice, issue 1, page 31
- Cheba, Sam Hoekon, Roland Henry, B'Tol, 2009/10 December/January, Weapon of Choice, issue 2, page 24
- Steve Faragher, The Worlds Greatest Street Art Magazine (2009 ISBN 9781906925215) pages 106 - 107
- Maughan, Tim. "Lokey: Bristol GrafF Artist". whttp://timmaughanbooks.com. Retrieved 2010-01-02. External link in
- Mind,Body & Aerosol
- Badd Appl'z
- Dry Bred'z
- Weapon Of Choice - Art Gallery/Club Night/Magazine
- The Royal West of England Academy (RWA) is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK
- Walls on Fire was a UK Graffiti Championships held on 22nd & 23rd august 1998, Banksy promoted the event
- Badd Applz constisted of the Graffiti Artist's Kato, Soker and Lokey - most of these people are still painting today
- DryBread'z constisted of the Graffiti Artist's Kato, Soker, Lokey, Tes, Sorse, Just, shimz and Banksy - most of these people are still painting today
- Lokey also paint's under the names of Pert, Lokea, Lowkey and Loke
- the piece was called Fragile Silence
- ‘Fresh 2000’ a yearly Hip-Hop festival, it showcased some of the legendary rappers in history such as Big Daddy Kane. Temper was brought in by the ‘Fresh’ team to organise and oversee the graffiti section of the event which displayed some of the best writers in the UK, held at Birmingham’s Custard Factory.
- Braun, Felix (2008). "Lokey chapter". Children of the Can : 25 years of Bristol Graffiti. Tangent Books. pp. 125–131. ISBN 978-190647707-3.
- YrWall is an interactive drawing art tool where users create virtual digital graffiti on a large wall using a modified spray paint can. It is basically graffiti with a can that contains no paint, only a button and IR light source which is tracked using a computer vision system.
- This whole Yrwall system has been developed and created by Lumacoustics in Bristol
- Lokey's Facebook Page
- Lokey's Blog
- Lokey's Twitter
- Lokey's Myspace
- Lokey's Flickr Page
- Lokey's Flickr Group
- Lokey WoC
- Lokey Threenine
- Weapon of Choice
- Children of the Can : 25 years of Bristol Graffiti
- Naked Guide To Bristol
Articles and Media
- Guardian article regarding Lokey painting at a Weapon of Choice Saturday 8 March 2008
- Bristol Evening Post article regarding The Matryoshka Army Exhibition Where Lokey submitted a set of customised Russian dolls June 01, 2009
- View London article regarding Lokey painting at the Banksy Book Launch at Cargo, London. April 2008
- Suit Yourself Magazine article regarding Lokey submitting Art for the Weapon of Choice Gallery Group Show. May 2009
- BBC Newsround Video and article of Lokey painting the Newrounds logo on the YrWall. 30 July 2009
- Style43, An interview with Felix ‘FLX’ Braun mentioning Lokey inregards to The Children of the Can book. January 2009
- N-igma Magasine issue 3, showing photos of Lokeys work, using his alias of Pert when he painted with the crew DBz, APRIL 1999
- Flyer for the Not Just Banksy Event, at Bristol's UWE featuring Lokey painting along side Nikill, Cheba and Inkie. November 2008
- YrWall time lap video of Lokey system testing the ProWall interface of the Yrwall, which was made for Lokey. April 23rd 2009
- YrWall time lap video of Lokey system testing the ProWall interface that was mad for him. April 23rd 2009
- Article relating to Lokey 'World's Largest Interactive Graffiti Wall' at the Bristol Festival September 18th-20th, 2009
- Yrwall have been quoted on the video saying 'Lokey came down and painted on our digital graffiti wall last night. Great stuff and he loved the new ProWall interface we made for him so he could paint faster'
- Bristol Festival asked Lumacoustics to create the 'World's Largest Interactive Graffiti Wall' on the side of the iconic Lloyds amphitheatre building on Bristol's harbourside. Towering over the festival site, the wall showcased the talents of local graffiti artists as they painted on the standard 3.5 metre square YrWall