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Niels Shoe Muelman


Niels Shoe Meulman (1967) is a visual artist, known for his gestural paintings which reveal vivid traces of graffiti. 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 movement.

In the News

Juxtapoz: Niels Shoe Meulman “What The Fuck?” @ STRAAT, Amsterdam

Street Art News: 100 seconds with Niels Shoe Meulman

Widewalls: Calligraffiti Ten Years On, with Niels Shoe Meulman

Hypebeast: Niels Shoe Meulman & Print Them All to Launch ‘Unambidextrous Shoe’ Lithographs

BBC: ‘Calligraffiti’: The graffiti artist inspired by medieval scribes


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