With my glass painting I fill 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.
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I favour commercial float glass for my work.
In earlier pieces I cut these into slats, in themselves slight changing form which I layered in a stainless steel profile or between stone, wood or coal. It resulted in light converging fields or blocks of clear or coloured glass as an interruption in a tumben, glass contrary material.
Later I produced slim cases in which I stacked square, painted small glass slivers. Out of that the group of works, ‘Where the shark blows bubbles’ developed.
These days I work predominantly within this area. With delicate brush strokes I paint or draw on single panes that, layered and glued, seemingly float in the glass creating three dimensional shapes.
Those revealed paintings, similar to the above described box objects, at times more or less visible leading almost to a complete dissolution depending on the viewer’s angle, are mirrored on the inside of these object blocks which are polished on all sides.
In this way variations of forms are created, mirror axes, views of one and the same body depending on one’s point of observation.
ab 7. November 2021
LWL-Glasmuseum Gernheim InterRegional GKV/NRW+ Glasheimat Bayern
Ab 31. Oktober 2021
Deutsche Glasmalerei-Museum Linnich Glas hat uns GKV/NRW
15.Juni 2021 bis 18.Juni.2021
|Glastec Düsseldorf Messegelände Halle 9 GKV/NRW|
25.April bis 29. August 2021
Frauenau Glasmuseum InterRegional Glasheimat Bayern + GKV/NRW
15. November 2020 bis 17. Januar 2021
Bis 20. Dezember 2020
Die 47. jährliche internationale Glasausstellung Habatat Galleries
Kunst Toronto 2020 mit Sandra Ainsley Galerie Toronto
Pan Amsterdam nit Etienne Gallery/ NL
Antica Namur mit Sue Schiepers Gallery Namur /BE
SOFA Chicago mit Habatat Gallerys USA
Art Toronto mit Sandra Ainsley Gallery/ CA
Manu Factum Museum für angewande Kunst Köln/ D
Zwieseler Glastage/ Bayrischer Wald/ D
47th Annual International Invitational Awards Exhibition at Habatat Galleries Royal Oak Michigan
Glass Coast Weekend 2019, St. Petersburg&Sarasota Florida
Continuum Gallery – In the heat of the night, Königswinter
PR8 Galerie, Geldern / D
PAN Amsterdam with Etienne Gallery, RAI Amsterdam
Sofa Chicago with Habatat Gallery, Navy Pier Chicago
Glasrijk Tubbergen 2018, International Glass Art Event
Art Torontro with Sandra Anisley Gallery, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Kunstverein Projektraum – Bahnhof 25 e.V.
Ten years after – 49. Ausstellungsprojekt
Glastec Düsseldorf mit der GKV NRW e.V.
Galerie Handwerk München, Alles Rund – Punkt , Kreis, Kugel
Art Breda with Etienne Galerie, Breepark – Breda / NL
46. International Glass Invitational Award, Exibition Habatat Gallery Rojal Oak
Galerie Wort / Bild Kevelaer / D Yoshi Yamauchi – Wilfried Grootens
Best of Glaspreis Preisträger 2000 – 2015, Glasmuseum Immernhausen / D
Schiepers Gallery, M. Behrens & W. Grootens, 3500 Hasselt Belgium
Sarasota Glass Weekend 2018, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Pan Amsterdam, Europaplein 20 1028 Amsterdam, With Etienne Gallery
COLD-HOT, Anual Exibition of the Estonian Glass Artists Union, Tallinn Estonia
SOFA Chicago with Habatat Gallery, Navy Pier Chicago
IGLASS 2017 International contemporary glass ART exibition at Levant Art Shanghai
1F NO.107 Huqiu Road, Shanghai 200002 China
ART TORONTO Mit Sandra Ainsley Gallery
Glas: wat anders, ECI Culturfabriek Roermond/NL
MANUFACTUM Staatspreis NRW, Museum für Kunst u.Kulturgeschichte Dortmund
Wheaton ART Glass Weekend 17 Glass Global, Milleville, USA
The 45th Annual International Glass Invitational Award Winners at the FORT WAYNE MUSEUM of ART
45th Glass International Award Exibition, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, USA
ArtPalmBeach mit Habatat Gallery
3rd Annual Contemporary Studio Glass Weekend, Global Luminaries, Longboat Key Center for the Arts / Sarasota Florida
Art und Antik Münster mit Continuum Gallery
Exempla 2017 IHM München, Sonderschau „Materialwelten des Handwerks“
PAN Amsterdam with Etienne Gallery, Amsterdam
Bensdorp Atelier stellt aus Een tentoonstelling in Notre Dame des Arts, Ubbergen (NL)
ART/TO Art Toronto mit Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Toronto ON
35thANNIVERSARY SCHOW Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk NL
GKV auf der Glasstec Messe Düsseldorf
SOFA Chicago sculptural objects,funktional art and design, Chicago USA
Jubiläumsausstellung Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding Coesfeld Lette
„Glas im Glashaus“ Galerie Welti, Düsseldorf, D
„Glass now“ Galerie Handwerk, München
Zwiesel Glass Days 2016 international Exibition. Kulturzentrum/Waldmuseum
Fort Wayne Museum of Art „ Summer of Glass“ Fort Wayne,IN 4680 USA
The International Exibition of Glass Kanazawa 2016 Shiinoki Cultural Complex, Kanazawa ,Ishikawa Prefectur, Japan
Solo Etienne Gallery, Oisterwijk (NL)
„Ornament“ Sommerenes stor gruppeudstilling som praesenterer 15 prominente, internationale glaskunstnere der alle arbejder med ornamentik og monstre ideres vaerker. Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas, Schein und Sein, Materialität in Glas, Keramik und anderen Werkstoffen,Coburg
ART Palm Beach, Habatat Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida
44rd >International Glass Imvitational Award Exibition, Habatat Galleries, Over 100 Artists from 32 different Countries exhibiting two works each, Royal Oak
Sarasota Glass NOW-Sarasota Florida, Beauty in the Abstract: Artists Expressions in Glass, Ringling College of Art and Design
PAN Amsterdam, De eigentijdse Beurs voor Kunst, Antiek& Design, With Etienne Gallery
The 21th annual SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design,
with Habatat Galleries
Manu Factum, Museum für angewandte Kunst Köln
Glasmuseum Immenhausen, 6. Immenhäuser Glaspreis
43rd International Studio Glass Invitational Award Winners, Ford Wayne Museum of Art, USA
10 Jahre Glas im Glashaus, Galerie WELTI, Düsseldorf
43rd International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, Habatat Gallerys, Over 90 artist from 32 different countries exhibiting two works each, Royal Oak
ART Breda mit Continuum Galerie, Breda
ART Palm Beach mit Habatat Gallerys, Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
The 20th annual SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design, with PISMO Gallery Denver
Glasstec 2014 Düsseldorf Gemeinschaftsstand der GKV/NRW
COBURGER GLASPREIS 2014, Durchgeführt von den Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg in Verbindung mit der Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas
De Glorie Art Office Expositie: Krin Rinsema Schilderejien Wilfried Grootens Glassculpturen,Arnhem NL
Gallerie Leon Salet Arte-Moda B.V. Maastricht/ Niederlande
Art Breda NL mit Continuum Gallery, Breda NL
ArtOrt 2014, The Rilano Hotel Cleve City, Stadt Kleve
Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Neuerwerbungen 2013, Coesfeld-Lette
„In the Heat of the Night“ CONTINUUM GALLERY, Königswinter.
„Ganzklar“ Yoshi Yamaushi, Jörg Hanowski, Wilfried Grootens Galerie PR8, Geldern
The International Exibition of Glass Kanazawa 2013, 21st Century Art Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Japan
The 20th annual SOFA CHICAGO, the world’s foremost fair devoted to Sculpture Objects Functional Art + Design,
with PISMO Gallery Denver.
Meister ihres Faches Glasmuseum Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld
50 Jahre MANU FACTUM Ausstellung der Staatspreisträger des Landes NRW Glaspreisträger, Düsseldorf.
Born 1954 in Uedem, Germany. · 1969 to 73 apprenticeship as glass and porcelain painter with Hein Derix in Kevelaer. · 1973 -81 travelled through Asia, South and Central America and the Middle East. · 1981 – 88 relocated to Munich. Participated in music 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.
1973 Erster Sieger im Leistungswettbewerb der Handwerkskammer Düsseldorf.
1973 Erster Landessieger im Leistungswettbewerb NRW.
1991 Zweiter Preis Glaswettbewerb der Galerie Ewers an Gross St.Martin.
2003 Zweiter Preis Immenhäuser Glaspreis.
2002/2003 Nominierung Pebem Glaskunstpreis.
Dritter Preis 2009 Immenhäuser Glaspreis.
Zweiter Preis 2010 Glasveredlerpreis zur Glasstec 2010.
2011 Dritter Preis Schöne Natur TGK Wettbewerb 2011.
2011 Staatspreis NRW in der Sparte Glas 2011 manu factum Kreismuseum Zons.
Dritter Preis 2013 "Spaß mit Farben" TGK Interessen Wettbewerb 2013.
Zweiter Preis 2015 Immenhäuser Glaspreis. Erster Zuschauerspreis.
2015 Ford Wayne Museum of Art Award
2016 Habatat Galleries International Glass Exhibition Sammlerpreis
2016 1 Preis Glasveredlerpreis zur Glasstec 2016
2017 Ford Wayne Museum of Art Award
2019 Ford Wayne Museum of Art Award
Kleve, Sparkasse Kelllen.
21 Fenster der St. Willibroardkapelle in Kleve Kellen.
Rabo-Bank Millingen / an de Rijn NL.
Ernsting Stiftung Alter Hof Herding.
Sammlung Trösch. CH.
Portalfenster St. Anna Materborn.
Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas, Rödental Bayern.
Flint Institut of Arts, Flint MI. VEREINIGTE STAATEN VON AMERIKA.
Imagin Museum St. Petersburg FL. VEREINIGTE STAATEN VON AMERIKA.
Ford Wayne Kunstmuseum IN. VEREINIGTE STAATEN VON AMERIKA.
2018 New Glass Review Corning NY 39 S.42
2018 Neues Glas Art & Architecture 1/2018 S.26-29
2018 Glas Magazin über Glaskunst 18/2 Titelseite S.7-9
2018 Die Rogers Collection Glass Masterworks S.97
2017 Iglass 2017 InternationalContemporary Glass Exibition Shanghai Katalog S.59-66
2017 45. Internationaler Glaseinladungskatalog S.5,40.
2017 ManuFactum Staatspreis im Handwerk Katalog S.38
2017 Restaurator im Handwerk 4/2017 Titelseite, S. 44-45
2017 Das Europäische Museum für Modernes Glas ISBN: 978-3-422-02446-5 S. 124,125
2016 112 Zeitgenössische Künstler Glaskunst ISBN: 978-7643-5188-4 S.90,91
2016 Ornament Glasmuseet Ebeltoft Katalog ISBN: 978-91179-28-0 S.88,89,72,73
2016 Wilfried Grootens Wo die Haiflasen blasen ISBN 978-3-00-050630-7
2016 Wer hat das gedacht! Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding Glasdepot Höltingshof ISBN: 978-3-00-053374-7
2016 44. International Glass INvitational Habatat Galleries Rojal Oak Katalog S.37.
2016 Schein und Sein Europäisches Museum für Modernes Glas Katalog S.1,3.
2016 Die Internationale Ausstellung für Glas Kanazawa 2016 Katalog S. 61,30.
2014 Coburger Glaspreis 2014 Katalog S.245, 102
2013 SOFA Chicago Katalog
2013 Die internationale Ausstellung von Glas Kanazawa 2013 Katalog S.31
2013 Erster Hadamarer Glaspreis, Katalog
2012 Rotation SiO2 Gernheim
2012 Glashaus 1/12, S.1 / 12
2011 Manu Factum, S.84
2010 New Glass Review 31, Corning Museum of Glass, S.20
2009 Neues Glas, S.42,
2009 Manu Factum Katalog, S.98,
2009 Vierter Immenhäuser, Glaspreis Katalog S 46/47,
2009 Glasmuseum Hentrich, GLASpecte Katalog, Seite 30/31.
2009 Glashaus 3/2009, S 15,
2008 „Glaskünstlervereinigung NRW eV“ Herausgegeben zur Glasstec 2008 „Licht-Schacht“
2007 ART ORT 2007 Jahresausstellung Kleve
2007 Fragile-breekbar Glasrijk, Tubbergen 2007,
2007 Weru- Glaskunstpreis
2007 Zeitschrift Garten Praxis 11/2007, Seite 35
2006 3. Immenhäuser Glaspreis
2006 Jubileumsboek 2006 Glasrijk Tubbergen
2006 ART ORT Kleve, Jahresausstellung Kleve
2006 New Glass Review 27, Das Corning Museum of Glass
2006 Coburger Glaspreis 2006
2005 Manu Factum 05 22. Landesausstellung Kreismuseum Zonen ART ORT
2005 ART ORT, Jahresausstellung Kleve
2005 Glasrijk Tubbergen, Kunstkatalog
2005 Zeitschrift Glasshouse 4/2005 Seite 4
2005 Klevision 1/2005 Titelseite, Seite 1 und Seite 14
2004 ART ORT, Kleve
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