About Troy Lovegates (Canada)
Troy Lovegates materialized in the late 90's out of the artist formerly known as 'Other'. Known for his character based finger-paintings, made with oil bars blended onto the cold metal sides of freight trains which constantly click clack across North America. Another more stationary body of Troy's work can also be found outdoors, scattered across the globe in the form of murals. As a self-described ‘collector of lost souls’, Troy focuses on the figure as a story, building motifs through heavily condensed mark making, drawing from equal parts caricature and realistic observation.