LEFT/RIGHT SHOE / NIELS SHOE MEULMAN
title : LEFT/RIGHT SHOE
artist : Niels Shoe Meulman
year : 2023
medium : four-color stone lithograph on 250 grams cotton paper with deckled edges
size : ± 50 x 65 cm
edition of 60, numbered and signed by the artist
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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