Niels Shoe Meulman — Uncontrolled Substances — Amsterdam, Netherlands — 15 OCT - 18 NOV 2016
Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Tolstraat 84, 1073 SE
Galerie Gabriel Rolt is proud to announce Uncontrolled Substances, Niels Shoe Meulman’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. Over the last few years, Shoe’s artistic expression has radically changed. Rooted in his graffiti background, and achieving ultimate extensions of his calligraphic past, Shoe’s most recent works carry the traces of manual skills and techniques, that refer to letters and calligraphic shapes. The new paintings, however, express something completely new. Inspired by artists like Cy Twombly or Christopher Wool, Shoe’s approach to his formal language changed radically towards abstractism: the strictness and precision are now entirely gone, creating possibility for different shapes to find their own form.