At this moment im generally using acrylpaint and dry-pastel / oil-pastel. The painting style is realistic with a touch of abstraction in it created by motives and shadows. Light, shadows and structures are important in his paintings. That's the reason why im working variable with paintbrushes and a paletknife. The inspiration get by structures from nature such as rockmotives and minerals, etc. Artists as; Hopper, Bes, van Gogh, Turner, de la Tour and Monet get his interests because of there use of strong light / dark contrasts and structures. The motive seems nearer to Edvard Hopper. Buildings, walls and empty landscapes make part of the paintings. In here appears contradistinction of emptiness and habitability, function and disfunction and the endless with the limitation's. Properly it showing the emptiness filled by the dynamic of light and shadows and the habitability formed by some objects such as: buildings, walls boats, sea, traffic signs, etc. Sometimes, before / during or after painting, spontaneous arise a poet or words that most of the time makes the title of the paintings.
2007 Exhibition Biennale Florence, Italie, 1 t/m 9 december 2007
2007 Wim Grooten exhibits in Galery Vonkel The Hague, www.vonkel.nl namens de dFBa groep.
The Exhibition is during 27 september -10 oktober 2007.
This is one of three pre exhibitions by the dFBa group, regarding their participation at the Florence Biennale in Italy.
More information: www.dfba.nl
2007 Watermaintenance building Velt en Vecht in Coevorden, 20 juli 2007 - 31 december 2007 monday - friday van 08.00 tot 16.30 hrs
2007 Exhibition New Greenwich village, Zuidwolde, 28 mei - 31 oktober 2007
2006 Gulfhofausstellung in Westerende Ostfriesland, Germany, Group Exhibition in the atelier of artist Hans Stange
2005 Exhibition: Kunstbeurs 'Artiade' in de Great Church in Alkmaar van 11- 13 november 2005
2005 Galery Geert W All artist during aniversery Exhibition, oktober 2005
2005 Exhibition "kunstcentrum Evenbeeld" in Coevorden (Drenthe), solo Exhibition, juni/juli 2005
2004 Gulfhofausstellung in Westerende/ Ostfriesland, Germany, group- Exhibition in the atelier of artist Hans Stange
2003 Great Church Emmen, trough '' Galerie van Strien '', group- Exhibition
2003 Exhibition '' Greetsieler woche '' regarding the yearly summerfest, Greetsiel/ Ostfriesland, Germany, group- Exhibition
2003 Cittyhall Bruggebouw, CBK '' Werkplaats 2 '' group- Exhibition artist Emmen
2002 Galery '' Brunstingerhof '' Beilen, group- Exhibition, november 2002 - januari 2003
2002 Galery '' Geert W '' in Noord- Sleen/ Drenthe, solo- Exhibition
2001 t' Kerkhuys in Spanbroek/ Noord- Holland, solo- Exhibition trough galery '' Wim Zwijsen '' van december 2001 - februari 2002
2001 3e Marche de l' Art, kunstmarkt in La Motte Tilly/ Champagne, France
2001 Artfair '' Ahoy '' in Rotterdam/ Zuid- Holland
2000 Artfair '' Artiade '' in de Great Church , Alkmaar/ Noord- Holland
2000 Exhibition '' Greetsieler woche '' regarding the yearly summerfest, Greetsiel/ Ostfriesland, Germany, group- Exhibition
2000 Cityhall bruggebouw, CBK in Emmen, Exhibition '' Werkplaats '', group-Exhibition artists Emmen
1999 Galery '' Brunstingerhof '' in Beilen/ Drenthe, group- Exhibition
1999 CBK building en house of provence in Assen/ Drenthe, solo- Exhibition
1998 Atelier studio 1 in Emmen/ Drenthe, opening galery, group- Exhibition
1998 Vacation / conference location '' Mennorode '' in Elspeet/ Gelderland, group- Exhibition
1997 Ferdinands galery in Kampen/ Overijssel, solo- Exhibition
1994 t/m 1996 Arbo office in Zwolle,they bought my exam piece, group-Exhibition
1994 Broerenkerk in Zwolle/ Overijssel, group- Exhibition exams