DANE LOVETT is a contemporary artist based in Melbourne.
This body of work continues his exploration into the still life genre by repetitively citing motifs from art history, as well as his own oeuvre. Rendered in a strikingly restrictive palette of dark purple and warm blues, the series is unified by a seductive, yet inescapable feeling of twilight. Produced using a subtractive method of painting, whereby areas of deep transparent colour is removed to reveal the purple base, each gesture revisits the subject matter with a sense of casual reminiscence.
Lovett recently completed a Masters of Fine Art by Research from the Victorian College of Art, University of Melbourne (2016). Recent exhibitions include Nightshades, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney 2017 and Club Moss, STATION, Melbourne 2016. He was awarded an Australia Council Tokyo Studio residency in 2011, the Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Art Prize in 2010, and his work is held a number of public and private collections including the Art Gallery of NSW.
Dane is represented by STATION Gallery, Melbourne and Sullivan+Strumpf Gallery, Sydney.