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.


Van Trigt’s work is typified by a controlled development in lines and planes, using plain colours. There is a continuous process of balancing the different elements until composition, form and colour produce an inseparable entity. The definitive factors in this process are harmony, beauty, and the building-up of visual measurement module.

Colour depends on his personal choice and determines the character of the work. Van Trigt is not satisfied with a work until it gives the impression that every detail is so balanced as to exclude any thought of variation.