André van Lier was born August 14, 1951 in Den Haag, Netherlands. He attended the Academy of Visual Arts in Den Haag, and continued to live and work there throughout the rest of his life. He became a well-known abstract architect, sculptor, and environmental artist, working on a large scale.
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