Inspired by the landscape and people of his native Trinidad, Che Lovelace paints abstracted figures, flora, and fauna that celebrate the spirit of his country. In particular, central to Lovelace’s work is Trinidad’s annual Carnival, known as Mas. His figurative paintings often depict masqueraders dressed as the traditional characters of Carnival, such as the Blue Devil.
To better embody the essence and movement of Carnival characters, Lovelace will stage performances and use video footage from them as reference imagery for his paintings. From a palm tree blowing in the wind to a masquerader dancing down the street, Lovelace has a unique ability to translate motion through painting.