The streets of Singapore have been given the caligraffiti treatment by Dutch artist Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, who uses only a broom and water to create beautiful, temporary graffiti. As part of his “Upside Down Tour 2012” Meulman took to the streets to form his poetic artwork — a practice that combines calligraphy with urban graffiti. He has been practicing graffiti art since he was in his teens, and around ten years ago he started fusing the two creative methods.
He also uses traditional paint to create more permanent works on streets, buildings and rooftops. But his pieces using water are particularly moving in their impermanence. As they dry they leave no trace of the artist.
Images courtesy of Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman