Laloy was born in Rennes, France in 1920. In 1945 he received his degree in Architecture from the School of Fine Arts in Paris. From 1948 until 1952 he worked as an architect in Rennes. From 1952 on he devoted himself entirely to painting. In 1958 he had a solo exhibition at the Galerie la Cour d”Ingres in Paris, where he was introduced by André Breton. In 1989 he participated in surrealist expositions in Basle and in Milan. In the 1990’s he showed with MADI groups and joined them in producing prints. He died in 1999.
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