Che Lovelace (b. 1969, San Fernando, Trinidad) paints the constantly intersecting lives of the people and landscape of his native Trinidad. With rich color and bold shapes, his paintings straddle the boundary between realism and abstraction. Increasingly, his practice includes elements of performance as part of his painting process. Lovelace received his artistic training at l’Ecole Régionale des Beaux-Arts de la Martinique. A ceaseless collaborator, he has been involved in developing several arts and entertainment projects—especially related to the Trinidad Carnival, where he is the founder of “Friends For The Road J’Ouvert,” a traditional Carnival project. He currently lectures at the University of the West Indies, Creative and Festival Arts Campus. He has had solo exhibitions at institutions and galleries including the National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain; Y Art Gallery, Port of Spain; Galerie Éric Hussenot, Paris; and Half Gallery, New York, NY.