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Johann Louw

South African 1965- 

Johann Louw was born in Belville and lives in Cape Town. He graduated from Stellenbosch University in 1992 with a master's in Fine Art. While he is best known as a figurative painter of people occupying spaces, the content of his paintings is echoed in his prints. He works with a restricted range of colour, creating images concerned with states of being. Louw masterfully constructs emotive and psychological tension in his works, suggesting menace and intrigue.

In 2007, Louw was recognised by a mid-career touring retrospective exhibition presented by the Sanlam Art Collection. He was selected to participate in Linguaggi del Mondo: Languages of the World, an official collateral exhibition to the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, and in 2010 he exhibited at the 4th Beijing International Art Biennale in China and the Sabbionetta Biennale for Contemporary Art in Italy.

Since 2010, Louw has participated in several residencies including the Artist in Residence, Le Atelier Pons in Paris, and has received numerous prestigious awards including The Ampersand Foundation Fellowship Award and Residency in New York in 2014. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Turkey and Mexico and extensively in South Africa, including most recently on the Ampersand Foundation Award 21 Years Celebration Exhibition at the University of Johannesburg Art Gallery in 2019 and the Investec Cape Town Art Fair in 2020.

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42 lots offered      64.29% sold      ZAR 1 305 920

Including Premium and VAT Results include Buyer's Premium and VAT
Johann Louw; Two Men Against Wall
16 Feb 2019
Sold for ZAR 159 320
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Johann Louw; City/Stad
15 Oct 2018
Johann Louw; Untitled - Seated Figure
15 Oct 2018
Sold for ZAR 45 520
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Figures
17 Sep 2018
Sold for ZAR 28 140
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Groot Landskap-rotse, Piketberg
5 Mar 2018
Sold for ZAR 68 208
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Stoel en Hond
17 Feb 2018
Sold for ZAR 113 680
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Johann Louw; Head - Portrait
27 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 44 498
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Suited Men and Landscape
13 Nov 2017
Sold for ZAR 130 732
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Johann Louw; Klein Willem, Lêend
6 Mar 2017
Sold for ZAR 54 567
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Rug
26 Sep 2016
Sold for ZAR 4 099
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Klein Hondeskedel 1
29 Sep 2015
Sold for ZAR 17 565
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
Johann Louw; Portrait of Andries Gouws
20 Apr 2015
Sold for ZAR 40 985
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT