Groot is an Auckland University Elam School of Fine Arts graduate. Stylistically Groot’s work has been likened to that of the great minimalists Donald Judd and Pol Bury. In conceptual terms he considers himself better described as a maximalist, in that he aims to imbue profoundly inorganic forms with multiple layers of organic complexities through movement. A master in his practise, he is renowned for his technical expertise in the creation of kinetic sculpture. His work has been exhibited throughout New Zealand and can be found in both public and private collections.