Niels “Shoe” Meulman, image courtesy of White Walls and the artist
July 6 – August 10, 2013
Opening reception: Saturday, July 6, 2013, 7-11pm
White Walls is pleased to present Unism, the latest solo show by internationally acclaimed Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman. After he coined the term Calligraffiti to describe his work in 2007, artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman (Amsterdam, 1967) returns to San Francisco with a new phrase and eponymous exhibition: Unism (pronounced un-ism, not u-nism).
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March 24 – April 4, 2012
Opening reception: Saturday, March 24, 6-9pm
941 Geary is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Amsterdam-based artist, Niels Shoe Meulman (NSM), opening March 24, 2012 at 941 Geary. The new works of the show have been shaped by the wide variety of artistic paths NSM has traveled.
Before running his own design company, followed later by an advertising agency, NSM apprenticed with Anthon Beeke, a Dutch graphic designer considered at the top of his field. Through a classic master/pupil education NSM developed the required skillset of a designer and typographer. This mastery of the mechanical aspects of design can be seen throughout the body of works comprising ‘Justified Scriptures.’ Each work, form the small to the large, demonstrates NSM’s superb sense of space and precision. Drawing much inspiration from an interest in earth sciences, NSM has said “most laws of graphic design and graffiti are universal laws. Balance, continuity, those kinds of things. In a way nature is our only reference.” NSM’s new work brings a harmonious organization to chaos, with bold free-form strokes repeating themselves over and over until a pattern is formed.
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