With his glass painting Wilfried Grootens fills transparent, geometric spaces whose visual explorations produce surprising variations in forms. Different perspectives on apparent spherical floating built-up forms of linear brush strokes, reveal to the viewer new perspectives within the object‘s space.
Born 1954 in Uedem, Germany Grootens worked from 1969 to 73 in an apprenticeship as a glass and porcelain painter with Hein Derix in Kevelaer. · 1973 -81 he travelled through Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East. · 1981 – 88 relocated to Munich. Participated in early worldmusic projects, recordings with eg. Karnataka College of Percussion, Embryo, Dissidenten. Resumed working with glass. First experimental pieces. · 1988 exams for master’s certificate. · 1989 Own studio in Kleve.