Henk Crouwel, born in 1930, is a Dutch painter and sculptor who is influenced by the Contructivist and Concrete genre of art. He studied physical education, history and fiscal law, and has taught at a training college. He is a self-taught artist that began experimenting in the early 1990s. His art is inspired by strict mathematical principles-systematic organization and mathematical sequences. Crouwel’s work has shown over 40 solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, South-Africa, Canada, and the United States.
MADI is a great artistic adventure, and perhaps, the only existing movement which can justify half a century of existence. MADI is more than an avant-garde movement; it has an underlying wave with several and differing offspring. It is the slow-paced growth of a tectonic plate in the history of art. Indeed, since art and environment are perveived as the fusion of two cultural phenomena, the progression and expression of both of these blend in everyday life.
From ” MADI: Concept Overview”, Paris, 2004
ROGER NEYRAT | Artist