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The Rijksmuseum in Netherlands met up with Dutch Calligraffiti artist & Street Artist Niels Shoe Meulman in his beautiful Amsterdam studio to talk about his art and craft.

In just 100 seconds, discover some insights on Shoe’s inspirations, his work-space and future projects.

The artist began tagging ‘Shoe’ in 1979 and became a graffiti legend by the time he was 18. In the 1980s he met New York artists like Dondi White, Rammellzee and Keith Haring. He then formed the Crime Time Kings with Bando from Paris and Mode2 from London.

Niels Shoe Meulman revolutionised the art of writing in 2007 with Calligraffiti, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti. Since then, his calligraphic paintings have been shown in countless international exhibitions and are part of several museum collections. His recent painting style can be described as Abstract Expressionism with a calligraphic origin. It plays an important role in the new art movement Abstract Vandalism.

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