Ununfoliaged - Hand finished edition


title: Ununfoliaged - Hand finished edition
artist: Niels Shoe Meulman
year: 2017
medium: spray paint on top of screen print
edition of 3
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 is an internationally known artist and graphic designer. He is born, raised and based in Amsterdam and began tagging 'Shoe' in 1979.

In the eighties he met New York artists like Dondi, Rammellzee, Haze, Quik and Keith Haring. He then formed the Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London. Together they gave graffiti in Europe its own distinctive style.

Shoe revolutionized the art of writing with Calligraffiti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. His painting style can be described as Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin.