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Louis Sotho

Louis Sotho (b. 1995) is a visual artist and graphic designer who currently resides in Tembisa. He matriculated in 2014 with two distinctions in Design and Visual Arts.  In 2017, he enrolled at Artist Proof Studio, where he acquired a certificate in Professional Printmaking.

Louis obtained a National Certificate In Film and Television Production from Urban Brew Studios in 2019. He is currently doing his traineeship programme for graphic design at Xco Group. He has sold work and also done printmaking demonstrations at the Turbine Art Fair and numerous projects.

Experience

Louis was one of the few artists chosen to work with William Kentridge in preparation for his Opera show. He was sponsored by Liquid Telecom in the Brainstorm Calendar project by numerous IT companies.

He wrote a monologue for the award-winning drama show “2020 Class” by Helman Mampa at the 2016 National Schools Drama Festival, which went to win first place at the State Theatre. In 2017 he participated in a group exhibition commissioned by Strouss and Co to commemorate the life of landscape artist Pieeneef at the Turbine Art Fair.

Louis was one of few artists chosen to translate the Sustainable Development Goals for the United Nations’ Private Sector Business Conference in visual form.  He was one of five artists chosen to do a mural painting of renowned Tembisa struggle icons at the Moses Molelekwa Arts Centre commissioned by the Gauteng Government. Louis was finished top 100 in the 2019 Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards, where he also participated in the Group Exhibition.

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