Dopie (‘83) has been a well-known artist in the Dutch graffiti scene for over fifteen years. Inspired by the throw-ups on the subway cars in his hometown of Amsterdam, he started exploring his artistic talents, painting his Dopie moniker on concrete walls and trains. Wanting to push his boundaries, he started practicing elaborate characters a few years later. This led to the development of his characteristic photorealistic style. Nowadays, Dopie’s work is a well-balanced mixture of realism and more traditional graffiti. He is especially known for his use of bold colours and his remarkable depiction of a wide variety of animals.
Since 2004, Dopie has been able to turn his art into a career. His work can be found in many places both domestically and abroad as well as several books and magazines.
Media: Spraypaint, acrylics, 3D artworks.