Volf Roitman was born in Uruguay, studied architecture in Buenos Aires, and departed to join Arden Quin in Paris in 1950 and helped found the MADI group there. In 1958 he moved to New York City where he painted, wrote poetry and had his plays produced. At the end of 1960 he returned to Paris.
MADI is a great artistic adventure, and perhaps, the only existing movement which can justify half a century of existance. 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