“According to my own system and logic, I am interested in identifying an emotional and spiritual world”.
Artist Joanneke Meester may be called a linguistic virtuoso or even literally ‘master of language’. Always drawing on situations or emotions from her own life, she manages to touch upon highly universal and/or actual themes. Over the past ten years she has developed her very own visual language in numerous locations both in and outside in the Netherlands, by using ‘manually applied tape’, which makes her work similar in some ways to graffiti. Meester’s texts have the same anarchic quality, or at least something bold or ironic, and by crossing the boundaries they implicitly comment on the political or social status quo.
The difference with graffiti is that her work is certainly no street art. Her projects are almost always tied to a specific place or space, to which Meester makes herself subservient. (Lia Gieling, Cargo in context, Amsterdam)