title: Ununfoliaged
artist: Niels Shoe Meulman
year: 2017
medium: 3 split fountain colour silk screen print on 250 grams Natural White paper
edition of 50
signed and numbered by the artist
size: ± 70 x 50 cm

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"The titel of "ununfoliaged" refers to both my writing getting more abstract and the snapshots I've been taking of silhouettes of trees. I also used this topic for my poem "Graffiti are the Weeds of Art" meaning weeds are unwanted nature, graffiti is unwanted art. Furthermore the use of color coincides with my recent paintings; undefinable and ever changing depending on the eye of the beholder."
- 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.