Dane Lovett (b. 1984, Sydney) lives and works in Melbourne. He was awarded a Master of Fine Art from Victorian College of Art, Melbourne (2016), a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Victorian College of Art (2007), and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland University of Technology (2005).
Dane Lovett’s paintings are delicately crafted observations of familiar subject matter, from domestic plants and flowers to music and popular culture. His work often echoes traditional still-life painting, yet a familiar arrangement of flowers and vases take on new meaning through the act of repetition. Lovett has perfected a technique of applying paint onto aluminium supports, which lends an illusionary effect to the rendering of his imagery.
Lovett was a finalist in the 2019 Sir John Sulman Prize and was a finalist in the 2017 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize. He recently undertook a residency in Jinxi, China, hosted by Nanjing University of the Arts, supported by Asialink Arts. Lovett will have a solo exhibition with STATION in 2020, coinciding with the publication of his first artist book.