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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.
Experience
South Africa
 
Artist / Musician / Designer
making and breaking.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Jan 2005Apr 2011
Information, Graphic & Sound Designer / Artist
Education
Pretoria, South Africa
Jan 2001Jan 2005
BA Hons. (Visual Arts)
Information Design, Graphic Design, Art History, Visual Communication, Illustration, Philosophy, Marketing
Pretoria, South Africa
19962000
Grade 7 Classical Guitar
Pretoria, South Africa
19962000
Awards
2010
GOLD - Artist - Them-And-Us Publication
2010
1st Prize - Print Design
2006
GRAND PRIX - Director/Editor -Lonely Finger - Integrated Campaign
2006
GOLD - Illustrator / Animator - M5 Coca-Cola - Music Video
2006
BRONZE - Digital Artist - Lonely Finger - Experiential
Languages
 
English (Fluent), Afrikaans (Fluent)
Skills
 
Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Concept Art, Concept Design, Design, Digital Art, Guitar, Installation Art, Music Composition, Painting, Songwriting, Soundtrack Pro
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