NIELS SHOE MEULMAN: PAINTER BOOK
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title: Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter
artist: Niels Shoe Meulman
format: 23,4 x 23,4 cm (9.25 x 9.25 inch), 144 pages
Niels Shoe Meulman: Painter is an avalanche of visual poetry and poetic visuals. A story about an artist who rejected being called an artist, but eventually created the new art form calligraffiti and became a globetrotting painter after all.
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"Shoe's art harnesses the poetic tension between control and chaos in the most beautiful way."
– Shepard Fairey (visual artist, graphic designer)
"He is solid and fragile at the same time, which gives his work an innate character which is mature and assertive, as well as tender and refined."
– Lidewij Edelkoort (curator and trend forecaster)
"When we were asked to pose as boxers in the ring for the Louis Vuitton videos, he uttered he words 'Strike a poser'. Shoe is a painter of words."
– Yasiin Bey (musician, poet and actor, also known as Mos Def)
"The art world is a bloody mess, it takes a man with a broom like Shoe to clean it up."
– Carlo McCormick (art critic)