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Kaleb De Groot

What characterizes the work of Kaleb de Groot (NL, 1974) is his study of the human environment, which often includes interventions he himself has shaped. He uses an architectural language to do this, but he rearranges and reinterprets the environment. The focus is on the mental, often associative, potential of a location and on his fascination with the tragedy and beauty of human interaction and man’s ability and inability to manipulate his environment. These environments are reconstructed to extract the essence. Each finished project is given a permanent place on De Groot’s body, the tattoo being a further distillation of the project.