Jill Martens - Shake

Graffiti Artist

Local artist, Jill Martens (also known as Shake) is amongst those have witnessed the gamut of graffiti’s good and bad public perceptions.  Martens began producing art at age 6, and by age 13, with the surfaces of the family home full, his art had broken free and onto the streets.

With an impressive portfolio of commissioned work, including murals, indoor walls and portraits, Martens also went on to become an art coach, holding workshops in The Hague for young artists, and is currently working on a urban beautification project in the Binckhorst area.

Text by Nicole Small