The subjects of Che Lovelace’s paintings, rendered in bright pigment on board, are informed by the cultural environment of Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Caribbean. Central to his method is the combining of several panel boards to produce a stable and inexpensive material substrate. The edges of the panels further serve as a structural device, which enables Lovelace to rethink spatial composition and sequence conventions. Lovelace’s practice increasingly incorporates performance as an extension of his painting process.
Lovelace received his training at l’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de la Martinique, Fort-de-France and is a founder and director of CLAY J’ouvert, a traditional carnival outfit based in Woodbrook, Port of Spain. In 2003 he co-founded the alternative cinema space Studiofilmclub with fellow artist Peter Doig and is currently a lecturer at the University of the West Indies Creative Arts Campus. Recent solo exhibitions have taken place at Galerie Éric Hussenot, Paris (2017) and Half Gallery, New York (2017).