Henri Plaat (1936) has built up a considerable artistic life. His oeuvre includes many disciplines. He can not be caught in a style in terms of working methods. Adventure is his domain. Nothing has limited him in his creative processes. Henri remains surprisingly versatile because he does not isolate himself in dogmas. He mainly works on paper, such as collages and gouache drawings; but also short films, for which he once received a Golden Calf.
Out of an emotion for exotic landscapes and with his sharp perception, Henri Plaat is inspired by fine colour shades in abstract images. Especially in traveling across the continents to ancient cultures, he discovers colours that he appropriates in the 'bathtub method' developed by him - the painted paper is soaked in bleach and ecoline until colours mix, fade or saturate. Betty van Garrel aptly described his work: "By means of colour, which is left behind in the performance as a sediment, he knows how to suggest a process of detachment."