Born in 1992 in Chicago, IL, to Puerto Rican and African American parents—Gerald Lovell, uses his artistic practice as a means to self-discovery, and self-articulation. Lovell began his career as an artist after dropping out of the graphic design program at the University of West Georgia as an undergraduate, realizing his need to embrace a new creative path. This epiphany Lovell had in 2014 was his point of departure from a more formal to informal and unorthodox mode of artistic production. He later emerged as a self-taught artist, showing his work on the Atlanta art scene and beyond. Lovell has since developed a unique style and approach to painting, as he poses a dialogue between interspersed impasto and flat surrealist styles on canvas, to create imaginative portraits—using heavy paint application to highlight the human form. His development as a portrait painter has led to works of a very quotidian and common nature—while reifying the lived experiences of his peers.
Gerald's Upcoming Workshops
Students have formal training in critical issues of 2-D art making, experience with public critiques and a solid portfolio of their artwork.
Jul 19 - 23, 2021
Developing Figurative Narrative: content, form and color
Elizabeth Glaessner, Gerald Lovell
Challenge yourself to think critically about the potential for narrative in your figurative work and the ways to enhance a sense of story within a painting. This course examines the distinctive ability for a painting to ask questions, convey mood and character and cause the viewer to be spellbound by the wonder of visual storytelling. These challenges are accessed and problem solved through painterly decisions regarding form, pattern, brush strokes, mark-making, color choice, gesture and other formal concerns that are at the core of this exciting narrative painting workshop.