Hernan Jara was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1936 and has received Architecture and Urban Design degrees in France: where he currently lives and works. Jara has produced several works examining French public transit systems as well as his geometric paintings which focus on varying interpretations of the square. Jara is one of the founding members of Art Construit International, a group of geometric artists that emphasize the unity of the arts.
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