Henk van Trigt (1943) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, Holland in the early 60s. Amongst others, his teachers were Willem Schrofer and Joost Baljeu, with whom he made an intensive study of cubism and constructivism, including Mondrian’s abstract work. By following in detail the process of abstraction in Mondrian’s work, he arrived at his own form of abstract-geometrical art. After completing his studies, van Trigt worked as an artist and as a designer of graphic and exhibition work. Since 1987 he has worked as an independent artist with painting, graphic, relief and collage work.
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