The QCA Honors student is a master of canvas. His oil paintings and screen prints - Sesame Streets own Big Bird included (thank you sir) - are colorful, bold and a little hypnotic. He alternates between painterly floral graffiti and pixelated graphics redolent of your internet crashing and/or loading (dependent of your connection speed).
“An interaction of childlike drawing with illustrative elements of visual culture, and art historical imagery.”
Degroot incorporates his formal training in commercial printing, using four-colour image separation and screen-printing reproduction, permitting him to reproduce photographic imagery.
If you’re looking to purchase some of Simon Degroot’s work, head over to his website for more details. I commend myself for not referencing Spongebob Squarepants lyrics during this post... I only hummed them repeatedly in my noggin (still going).