Laine Groeneweg is an artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BFA from York University in 2004 and subsequently trained as a professional printmaker at Fondazione Il Bisonte Per Lo Studio Dell’Arte Grafica in Florence, Italy.
For Laine Groeneweg, working in print it is as much a means of production as it is a source of inspiration and preservation. Traditional printmaking has the ability to fully embrace both the world of art and that of craft. In his recent work Sea Levels, oceans have been a major source of inspiration. As with all large bodies of water, oceans represent unique visual landscapes captured through a rich and colourful history of imagery and narrative. Inspired by these elements, Sea Levels reflects a very personal interpretation of the vast and often mystical power of the ocean. Groeneweg has been exploring and experimenting with different printmaking techniques to convey his own visual rendition of seascapes as somebody who has seldom experienced it first-hand. Inspired by stories, objects, and the landscape of the ocean, Sea Levels is woven together as a nautical tapestry.
Groeneweg exhibited nationally and internationally in Canada, Australia, Russia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Taiwan and the United States.