title: Kookaburra
artist: Adele Renault & Niels Shoe Meulman
year: 2012
medium: oils and acrylics on linen
size: ± 70x70cm

Adele Renault (1988) comes from a musical family in the Belgian Ardennes. At a young age she decided to travel and study the visual arts. As a teenager she did graffiti and oil painting, lived in Venezuela and Brighton, UK.

When she met Niels Shoe Meulman in 2009, Adele started combining her spray can skills with her realistic style. Ever since, the pair have been traveling and painting across the globe. In 2010 she graduated from the the Academie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels.

Adele Renault lives in Amsterdam where she works as an artist and graphic designer.


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Niels Shoe Meulman is an internationally known artist and graphic designer. He is born, raised and based in Amsterdam and began tagging 'Shoe' in 1979.

In the eighties he met New York artists like Dondi, Rammellzee, Haze, Quik and Keith Haring. He then formed the Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London. Together they gave graffiti in Europe its own distinctive style.

Shoe revolutionized the art of writing with Calligraffiti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. His painting style can be described as Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin. See more on calligraffiti.nl.

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