Acclaimed, St. Croix artist Roy Lawaetz, has embarked on his most recent “International Journey.” Lawaetz exhibited at the second edition of the international World Art Vision Group in Barcelona, Spain. There the Crucian artist presented his unique Modular Triangular System vision inspired by the Caribbean’s cultural roots. In previous years, this prestigious contemporary international art exhibition has consisted of 60 distinguished artists from five continents.
The World Vision exhibition was held from May 19th to June 5th 2011 at Real Círculo Artístico de Barcelona (Royal Artistic Circle), situated in the Barrio Gotico area of Barcelona, Spain, founded in 1881. It was awarded title of Royal Circle of Art by King Alfonso XIII in 1916. Its headquarters is at the Pignatelli Palace, at one end of Portal Del Angel. On the ground floor of the building there is a permanent exhibition of a collection by Salvador Dali, which comprises the Salvador Dali Escultor Museum. In the temporary exhibition gallery, exhibitions of other artists are held, always promoting artists from around the world.
Barcelona, with 1.6 million inhabitants, boasts a lively cultural and artistic life, thanks not only to the galleries, museums and all who dedicate their energy to contemporary art but also to the universities, literary and artistic circles of significant historical importance. The area of the Barrio Gotico, the famous Gothic Quarter where the Cathedral, the Ramblas, the Picasso Museum are all located, has recently been declared as the most visited urban area in the whole of Spain.
Lawaetz has presented his unique art theory, the Modular Triangular System in European countries such as Holland, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, France, Belgium but this was the first time his art theory and practice was showcased in Spain.
Later in the month, May 30th to June 2nd, Lawaetz exhibited in a one man show at the Aarhus Festival in Denmark. Educational components included slideshows, film and lectures on the theory and practice of his Modular Triangular System at a Danish center for new creative ideas, the “Idea Boutique.”
The artist has just been invited to exhibit his Caribbean-inspired art with the OpenArtCode Group this October 2011 in Monaco at the Prince Rainier 111 Auditorium and a return exhibit with the OpenArtCode Group of international artists at the Grand Palais, Paris where he previously exhibited in 2009 at the Salon des Independants.