Showcase & Discover Creative Work

Givan Lötz

Artist

Johannesburg, South Africa
I am an artist because I am uncertain. My art-objects are, first and foremost, results of a philosophical inquiry - critical thinking about what it means to be human. The moments of obsession involved in this process of art-making aspire to achieve a mood of catharsis. I have a desire for innovative and dislocating descriptions of life through a willingness to confront it in all its contradiction and complexity.

Work Experience

Givan Lötz

Artist / Musician / Designer

making and breaking.
South Africa

Rex

Information, Graphic & Sound Designer / Artist

January 2005 - April 2011 Johannesburg, South Africa

Education

University Of Pretoria

BA Hons. (Visual Arts)

Information Design, Graphic Design, Art History, Visual Communication, Illustration, Philosophy, Marketing
January 2001 - January 2005 Pretoria, South Africa

The Royal Schools Of Music

Grade 7 Classical Guitar

1996 - 2000 Pretoria, South Africa

The Royal Schools Of Music

Grade 5 Theory

1996 - 2000 Pretoria, South Africa

Languages

English (Fluent),
Afrikaans (Fluent),

Awards

The Loerie Awards

GOLD - Artist - Them-And-Us Publication

2010

Antalis Art Of Design

1st Prize - Print Design

2010

The Loerie Awards

GRAND PRIX - Director/Editor -Lonely Finger - Integrated Campaign

2006

The Loerie Awards

GOLD - Illustrator / Animator - M5 Coca-Cola - Music Video

2006

The Loerie Awards

BRONZE - Digital Artist - Lonely Finger - Experiential

2006

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concept Art, Digital Art, Guitar, Music Composition, Painting, Soundtrack Pro, Concept Design, Design, Installation Art, Songwriting,

Exhibitions

2011 - I Am Not You Curated by SATELLITE SPACES - JHB
2011 - The Special Danger Curated by OUTLET - JHB
2011 - iJUSI #26 Curated by iJUSI - JHB
2010 - Johannesburg Art Fair Curated by SOUTHERN GUILD - JHB
2010 - Them and Us Curated by Richard Hart - CT / DBN / STH / LDN
2009 - X-Store CO-OP - JHB
2009 - Lab Research ADDICT LAB - JHB
2009 - Grafuck 4 GALLERY NUCLEUS - LA
2009 - 2 Words/100 Stories HELLO WORLD - JHB
2008 - Easy Now DOKTER AND MISSES - JHB
2008 - Number 3 WHATIFTHEWORLD STUDIO - Curated by Liam Mooney - CT
2008 - Drawing Show DAVID KRUT - Curated by Michael MacGarry - JHB / CT
2008 - Is It So Wrong? DOKTER AND MISSES - JHB
2008 - Good Luck/Bad Luck ELLO GALLERY - NY
2007 - Collagist THE PREMISES - Curated by Leigh-Anne Niehaus - JHB
2006 - Thought Traffic THE PREMISES - Curated by Leigh-Anne Niehaus - JHB