Matthias Grothus

Sculptures / Installations / Mixed Media Art

about the Artist

explain in one sentence what your work is about:

i am interested in a lot of different things, materials, sound, music, electric, mechanics, architecture, nature, life are only a few fields I am interested in and they are the reason that every Artwork will be complex qua content and structure, also not being specified in only one direction.

what do you want to achieve with your work, what is important for you?

i would like to give the people a chance, to use their phantasy again. To bring it back to life. In my opinion is it time for people to be allowed to think independently again and on their own. It is not necessary that people do not have to think anymore, only when you think, you can be critical and evolve yourself.
What the artwork is telling out of its being is important for me, how you experience the artwork. Are you able to go on a journey of thoughts or are you so dead inside that the only thing you are able to think is: I like it or I do not like it. In addition, you go further to the next artwork?
Sometimes my works are interactive and your brain will be challenged.

for whom is it concerned?

when I begin to work, I am not specifying a target group. I do not believe in that. At the end, the artwork will find its target group on its own, or the other way around. That is the most naturel way.

where is the sanity, the special golden formula?

i think to know where the special golden formula hides in my work, but that does not mean that I am going to tell.

what are you dreaming of, what are your ambitions?

of course is my ambition to develop my work further and further. But I have one idea, which is the idea that in the future my works will produce their own energy so that they do not need external electricity to be able to work. I speak in terms of free energy. I researched already a lot in the past and it will not take long anymore to let my dream become true. 


Melkweg Enschede
ExtraSchicht Dorsten, CreatiefQuartier Fuerst Leopold 
Perron1, Delden                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Aki Enschede Hal2, Soundexperience
Extraschicht Dorsten, CreatiefQuartier Fuerst Leopold 
Gogbot2012 festival 
Grenzloos Losser                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Hangar11, Kunstroute kunstenlandschap
Overzichtstentoonstelling, eindexamen 2013, AKI Enschede 
Gogbot2013, nomination Youngblood Award2013
YoungAtArt Almelo, Almelo
beeldbuis Festival 2013, Zwolle 
Kunststation Delden, Delden 
Tankstation, Enschede                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Dynamo Expo, Enschede
Urban Explorers, Doordrecht
Nouvelles Images FCCM Den Haag
Sommernachmittag / A Gallery named Sue Den Haag
TecArt2014, Art Rotterdam Week
Hongrige Wolf Festival Groningen
Stand up Gallery Den Haag
Solotentoonstelling Vreden / kunstverein vreden (hometown)  
A Gallery named Sue Den Haag                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

A Gallery named Sue Den Haag (vervolg)
No Walls Exposition Rotterdam
Art Contemporary Cruise Terminal Rotterdam
Denkend aan Mesdag, Pulchri Studio's, Den Haag
Artrium Ministerie voor binnenlandse Zaken Den Haag 
Concrete Store Den Haag                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Art contemporary Art Fair / Cruise terminal Rotterdam
North Sea Jazz Festival / Rotterdam
an infinite sum of sinusoidal functions / AGNS
Concordia Enschede                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Vervolg Expo Concordia Enschede
Verbeke Foundation (Belgie) Permanent Expo
AGNS Den Haag Carousel Expo tijdens Hoog Ti