Unruly Shoe (iridescent red / blue) / Niels Shoe Meulman


title : Unruly Shoe (iridescent red / blue)
artist : Niels Shoe Meulman
year : 2022
medium : Silkscreen on Hahnemühle Dürer Ingres-Bütten paper. Limited edition of 50. Signed and numbered by the artist.
size : ± 48 x 62.5 cm


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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