The Dutch urban artists are known to be among the first people to embrace graffiti which was a new art in the late 1960s.The Netherlands has a reputation of producing some of the Best Street and urban artists in the world, thanks to its regulations concerning paintings and drawings. As you walk through the city, you will feel like you are in a great and amazing street gallery because most of the monumental walls have great artistic designs which astound everyone who sees them.
One of the most known and highly awarded contemporary artists is Rineke Dijkstra from Amsterdam. Rineke Dijkstra is mainly inspired by the history of photographic and painted portraits and she usually works focusing on various subjects such as soldiers, women and school children. Those who have had a chance of seeing some of her works can bear witness with me of how her works are masterfully composed portraying the exact societal lifestyles which has earned a lot of respect.
Netherlands has never fallen short of artists who are winning global awards day by day for their contemporary work and amazing talent that inspires and blesses the people. Vinoodh Matadin and Inez van Lamsweerde are some of the famous artists who have greatly been praised and appreciated for their innovative and breathtaking art that is used for fashion magazines and advertising campaigns.
When identifying these famous and extraordinary contemporary artists of Netherlands, it would be unfair not to mention the talents of great people like Niels Shoe Meulman and Amok Island who have been very active in enhancing the flavor of the city through a mix of unique architectural drawings and graffiti's. Their works are visible in major art galleries of Europe and the street walls of the cities giving a picture of the great talents in the country. You can meander through the different locations of the country but you will not exhaust all the names of the present-day artists of Netherlands.