Dane Lovett (b. 1984, Sydney) currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, in 2004 and received a Bachelor of Fine Art (First Class Honours) from Victorian College of Art, Melbourne, in 2007.
Dane Lovett’s paintings are delicately crafted observations of familiar subject matter, from domestic plants and flowers to left over remnants of music and popular culture. His work often echoes traditional still-life painting, yet a familiar arrangement of flowers and vases take on new meaning with the inclusion of forgotten and outdated technology. The imagery of a vintage synthesiser, an old Vinyl LP or a discarded television, are placed in a nostalgic haze that questions their belonging as they float between the personal and the universal.
Lovett’s first international solo exhibition Peach on Peach was held at Colette, Paris, 2011 and he was awarded an Australia Council Tokyo Studio residency for 2011. He was winner of the RBS Emerging Art Prize for 2010 and the esteemed Qantas Spirit Of Youth Award (SOYA) in 2005. Recently, he was the finalist for the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2017.download pdf