THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING HERE / Niels Shoe Meulman

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title: THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING HERE
artist: Niels Shoe Meulman
year: 2019
medium: sumi ink and acrylic on Japanese Okawara 100% cotton paper
size: ± 51 x 63 cm

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Done during the Bed-Stuy Art Residency in Brooklyn, New York.

"Pretty sure I’m not the first artist to be inspired by the ‘Thank You for Shopping Here!’ plastic bag, which is omnipresent here in Brooklyn. It’s obvious to see that the Seventies type design and stacking of words appeal to me. So, during my stay at the Bed-Stuy Art Residency, I will be doing a series of calligraffiti poetry with special inks on a variety handmade paper sheets." –Shoe

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Niels Shoe Meulman (1967) is a visual artist, known for his gestural paintings which reveal vivid traces of graffiti and calligraphy. He revolutionized the art of writing when he initiated the Calligraffiti movement, claiming ‘a word is an image and writing is painting’.

Being a graffiti pioneer from Amsterdam, Shoe tagged along with New York counterparts like Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring in the 1980s. Equally influenced by abstract expressionist painters and pop artists, he gradually found a unique way to translate street attitude to galleries and museums.

Experimenting within the traditional medium of paint-on-canvas, but also unafraid to venture into other domains like conceptual installations and poetry, Niels Shoe Meulman keeps pushing the limits of the global urban contemporary art scene.

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