Raul Meel (1941) is one of the most recognised Estonian avant-garde artists. He has been exhibiting since the beginning of the 1970s. Meel is well-known as a pioneer of concrete poetry in Estonia, a printmaker, painter, sculptor, installation and fire performance artist, author of numerous artist books and a beekeeper. He is convinced that his experience with bees has pushed him forwards in his artistic practice. Thematically, he has continuously focused on the relationship between nature, technology, poetry and art.
Meel has presented over 300 original artist books and albums in more than 50 languages. He has participated in over 600 group exhibitions and has held over 100 solo exhibitions and received many international and local art awards. His works belong to museum and private collections all over the world.