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Recent Paintings By Che Lovelace
July 20 @ 7:00 PM - August 10 @ 6:00 PM
July 20, 2018
Exhibition runs till August 10th 2018
#63 Rosalino Street, Woodbrook
380-3684 / 223-7243
The LOFTT Gallery, Port Of Spain is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition featuring the paintings of artist Che Lovelace.
The gallery will exhibit a recent selection of Lovelace’s richly coloured, large scale work, for which his primary reference is the experience of living and working in Trinidad and Tobago.
His paintings which are rendered in vivid assortment of pigments on combined board panels, are strongly rooted in depicting the dense, highly charged layers of the Trinidadian Landscape which he sees as physical, social and spiritual.
The subjects of his paintings emerge from the flow freely between the streets of Port Of Spain, to a rural spirit of natural vegetation, to the human form and back to the interior of his studio.
Che Lovelace was born in San Fernando, Trinidad and grew up in the east coast village of Matura. He received his fine art Training at I’Ecole Regionale des Beaux-Arts de la Martinque. He has been a principle contributor to several art, Carnival and entertainment projects including the Studiofilmclub and a recent traditional J’ouvert project, Friends for the Road. His practice increasingly includes elements of performance which he absorbs into his painting process. Lovelace in currently a lecturer at the University of the West Indies Creative Art Campus.
Reviewing his 2017 exhibition in New York, the New Yorker Magazine writers:
“Poised on the border between Cubism and Realism, Lovelace doesn’t really belong to any school: part of the beauty of his work lies in watching the artist establish his own rich vocabulary. He’s not afraid of pleasure and knows how much the soul craves color – a refuge during these dark days….”
About his solo exhibition at Galerie Hussenot in Paris (also 2017), Le Figaro newspaper writers:
“Lovelace brings a fresh air to contemporary painting, with a palette that is joyful, intense and bring as well a brushstroke that is lively, alert, but firm …. “