Erik Groff is a self-taught artist who is known for
transforming refuse into color- ful site specific installations inspired by
abandoned scraps of urban life. As with many artists, it is difficult to
categorize Groff’s multifaceted creativity, except through historical chronology. Begin- ning as a studio
artist working primarily in oils and other painting mediums, his artistic voice
and contributions found an audience outside the gallery art scene through the
abandonment of the studio art tradition.
Often dismissed by the casual onlooker as
overtly whimsical or naive, Groff’s work has served to bridge the expan- ding
void between respectable gallery- art and the underground urban art scene usually
referred to as street or graffiti- art.