Born 1984. Louis Minnaar operates as a director, animator, illustrator, graphic designer and general visual artist from his studio in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. He has been practicing as a freelance visual artist since 2005. Since completing his degree in Visual Communication (majoring in video) at The Open Window Academy Pretoria, Louis has produced music videos for artists such as VANCOKE KARTEL, DIE HEUWELS FANTASTIES, FLASH REPUBLIC and AKING, as well as taking part in over 40 exhibitions locally and internationally. During June of 2009, Louis held a multimedia solo exhibition titled ‘Originale’, which included print, video and installation pieces, at Salon91 in Cape Town, and During April 2012 he exhibited at Salon91 again, participating in ‘The River’, a two-person exhibition alongside Maaike Bakker. Louis received the animation prize at the 2008 Mnet edit awards for “henri” and has been nominated as a finalist in several local and international film/video festivals.
LINK RELATING TO LOUIS MINAAR’S
2009 SOLO SHOW ‘ORIGINALE’