Matt Chaim de Groot
Matt Chaim de Groot (NL, 1969) was born in Amsterdam and raised in Israel where conflict and contradictions exists in the widest sense of the word. Conflicts on physical and mental level form the inspiration on which his images are created. From 1996 - 2000 Matt studied and graduated at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam. Later on he studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie from which he graduated in 2000 - 2004 with a BA Fine Art. Soon after his graduation he started teaching and coaching young artists, at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, in their post academic quest while developing his artistic practice
''I seek the bridge between photography of the last century and of the photography to come. As an artist I not only create but I also try to inspire others.''
''I believe that photography is at a wonderful crossroad where we as makers can elevate photography as undisputed art.''