Bocas Lit Fest

Che Lovelace

Speaker
Trinidad & Tobago

Based in Port of Spain, Trinidad, Che Lovelace’s art originates primarily from his experience of living and working in Trinidad and Tobago. His paintings are rendered in a vivid assortment of acrylic and dry pigment on combined  board panels. They 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 and flow freely between the streets of Port of Spain, to the rural natural vegetation, to the human form and back to the interior of his studio. His recent one person exhibitions have been at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles in 2021, VSF, Seoul, Korea 2022 and Galerie Eric Hussenout, Paris. Recent group exhibitions have been “The Natural World part II” Alexander Berggruen, New York 2022 ,“Resting Point of Accommodation” Almine Rech, Brussels, 2021 “Get Up, Stand Up Now”, Somerset House, London, 2019 and “Still-Life: An Ongoing Story”, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva, 2019.

Upcoming projects are one person exhibitions, Corvi-Mora Gallery, London 2023 and Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York, 2023

Che Lovelace was born 1969 in San Fernando, Trinidad and grew up in the east coast village of Matura. He attended Queen Royal Collage, Port of Spain and  received his fine art training at l’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de la Martinique. He has been a principal collaborator on  several arts, Carnival and entertainment projects including the Studiofilmclub and the recently established Friends For The Road J’Ouvert…a traditional Carnival project.

His practice increasingly includes elements of performance which he absorbs into his painting process.

Lovelace currently lecturers at the University of the West Indies Creative Arts department.

Years Attended

2016 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2022 NGC Bocas Youth Fest
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