Hulík was born in Bratislava in 1949 and between 1968 and 1974 studied at Bratislava’s Academy of Fine Arts. By 1988 he was a member of the International Artist Group (INT-ART ) and became a visiting artist at the Pécs Graphic Workshop in Hungary. He received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and won a prize at the Slovak Poster Triennial. Beginning in 1989, he participated in symposiums and exhibitions in Norway, France, Great Britain, Switzerland, and the United States. In rejecting the Socialist Realism prevalent in his country in the 60’s and 70’s, Hulík moved into the area of transformable geometric works. In 2002, he became a member of MADI International and has been in several MADI group shows.
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