Dan Groover is a Franco-Israeli Artist and painter who has over time combined, his
personal progress to the most modern techniques in his art work. In the 1980’s
Groover began leaving his imprints around Paris and its suburbs by offering his
original creations to passers-by.
The vivid colours and the bright light of the Caribbean, where he moved as a
teenager, inspired him in his new creations. He completed several major projects
inspired by the Carribbean, such as a wall fresco of six hundred meters around the
Baie-Mahault stadium in Guadeloupe, artwork on building facades, movies and
concerts sets, such as James Brown during his Caribbean tour.
It was then, that gradually Groover realized the transience of his artwork and at
twenty years old, with the encouragement of his family, he began to expand and
translate his work onto canvas, influenced by rhythmic creations including art pop
and street music, as well as comics and imagery of New York city, its icons and lively
boulevards, through its singers Acide-Jazz. He soon became one of the key artists of
the Pop Art scene ranging over the Caribbean, New York and Paris. After visiting in
New York, he wandered between street art, museums, rap concerts in Brooklyn,
bohemian artists over the rooftops of Queens and teaching at the La Guardia Street
Art School. He then returned to the West Indies with new dimensions of artistic
Then, once he had become a fulfilled and established artist, Groover looked for a
new meaning, an innovative edge to his artistic approach and decides to return to
origins. It is in Israel, where he was born that Grover becomes Dan Groover.
When in contact with this land of many roots, he immersed himself in the study of
ancient and esoteric texts from which he draws a visual world full of both Israeli
culture and the sacred symbolism related to Judaism for his creations. Just like
Jacob's ladder, placed as a bridge between Heaven and Earth, Dan Groover applies
a universal dimension to contemporary techniques of his art that is meant to be
accessible to all, employing the graphical language and the visual Pop Art and Street Art.