Dan Groover: From Paris Metro Graffitis to Spiritual Jewish Painting?
From the walls of the Parisian suburb to the walls 3 times millenary of Jerusalem… a new Jewish Painting world with Dan Groover
|Dan Groover’s artistic carrier started (with no Jewish Paintingaspect … to say the least) with the apparition of the urban Hip-hop culture in the years 80 in Paris. Through graffiti (wall painting with spray paint) the young man finds a tool to express his inspiration and sensitivity..|
|In 1995, his move from the Antilles to Jerusalem unveils a new transition in the life and artistic approach of Groover who becomes Dan Groover and where Jewish Painting, becomes a new journey. Since he started to draw inspiration from the antic Aramaic and Hebrew writings, his painting which expressed the social and human, now talks of spirituality, uncovering an absolute truth which transcends man and his society.Jewish Painting with a Secular Background. A combo that will take him far…
Feb. 1991: Exhibition of more than 30 paintings at the Epson Gallery Guadeloupe during the Gulf War, entitled: “When the Bombs Are Talking” [double meaning, “Bomb” being also the type of spray used].
Apr. 1991: Exhibition of 30 Acrylic paintings 90x60cm on canvas in Martinique, Caribbean.
Dec. 1991: Stage decoration for the Caribbean tour of the famous singer James Brown, which was presented in various locations.
Dec. 1991: Creation of a painting in support of children suffering from leukemia during a French T.V program.
Jan. 1992: Stage decorations for the live performance of the singer Mc Solar – MTV.
Apr. 1992: Teaching of the Basics of Mural Painting at a high school on the Caribbean Islands, and realization of an Art project with exhibition of the murals at the end of the course.
Nov. 1992 – Jan. 1993: Lecturer at the Academy of Arts “La Guardia School”, N.Y.C, where the T.V. series “Fame” was produced.
Feb. 1993: Exhibition entitled “the Labyrinth, the Act and the Ladder” on the Dutch Island St Bartholomew, in St Martin and Paris.
Oct. 1994: Mural on a 4-story building in the framework of an environment project, with French governmental cooperation.
2003-2005: Preparation of a large exhibition of 22 paintings: “Vision Into the Holy Letters”, and completion of a six paintings series: “Perspective on the Six Days Of Creation”, to be exhibited in Paris.
|In 1988, Grooversettles down in the Antilles where the change in scenery and the easy way of life bring his painting to move from the wall to the canvas. Groover then undertakes studies in the Art School of Martinique and studies philosophy and psychology as an autodidact. His work exports itself then through various exhibitions and artistic projects from the Antilles to the US..|