Rhod Rothfuss was born in Montevideo , Uruguay in 1920 and died in 1969. After studying art in Montevideo, he went to Buenos Aires in 1942. He was one of the founding members of MADI, cooperating with Arden Quin to bring out Arturo in 1944. He was part of the first MADI exposition in 1946, at the French Institute for Higher Studies in Buenos Aires. He was the leader of the MADI movement in Uruguay during the 1940’s and 1950’s. His works were shown in Florence, Paris, Madrid and Buenos Aires, and are included in many museum Collections.
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