Roy Lawaetz who originates from the tiny Caribbean island of St. Croix is an internationally exhibited artist whose concepts and prototypes have been promoted worldwide in juried exhibitions, biennials , articles, books and websites. In 2000 he published his ”Modular Triangular System” theory offering alternative support structures for painting. Although no particular school of art attached to these specific formulations has hitherto been established his Caribbean Weltanschauung has already attracted some important attention.
He has caused some to see his particular style as a unique contemporary niche that is fresh and at the same time layered with cultural re-affirmation potent. With its archaeological base of the Caribbean’s Taino Indians as a fountainhead of inspiration the artist’s often combines modern age thinking and elements and components in his structural pieces. Already in 1996 he was the first invited artist from the U.S. Virgin Islands to represent his country at the prestigious Biennale de Sao Paulo. He has also participated in other world class juried exhibitions in museums such as the Castle Grimaldi, Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, the Grand Palais, Paris, and the Documenta Halle, Kassel, Germany.
Object: Sea Flower
Size: H: 29" x W: 29"
Acrylic on canvas