Calitz,Luami, (1990-)

Artwork by Luami Calitz

Central to my work is a concern for the limitations of the human body. Inspired by science, science fiction and costume, I imagine alterations and improvements akin to the evolutionary process.

In costume we are able to adapt quickly, albeit temporarily, to a new environment that is otherwise hostile to us, something that has allowed a species concerned with exploration and colonization to thrive.

The costumes are hypothetical responses to real and imagined environments hostile to human habitation. The elements used in the construction of these costume come alive, fusing with the human body to create hybrid beings.

Born in Pretoria 23 August 1990. Graduated from University of Stellenbosch in 2012 with a BA Fine Art degree. I currently live in Cape Town and when not making art I work as a film crew assistant. Exhibitions:

• Lovell Gallery Artist Competition – Group Art Exhibition at the Lovell Gallery in Woodstock (One of the top 10 finalists) from 24 August – 26 September 2013 • Uttering the Myth – Art Exhibition at the Slee Gallery in Stellenbosch from 18-28 February 2013 • -In – Group Art Exhibition at Brundyn + Gonsalves in Cape Town from 30 January– 6 March 2013 • Catalyst – Graduation Exhibition at the University of Stellenbosch from 30 November 2012 – 10 December 2012 • Lovell Gallery Artist Competition – Group Art Exhibition at the Lovell Gallery in Woodstock (One of the top 10 finalists) from 24 August – 26 September 2013 • Uttering the Myth – Art Exhibition at the Slee Gallery in Stellenbosch from 18-28 February 2013 • -In – Group Art Exhibition at Brundyn + Gonsalves in Cape Town from 30 January– 6 March 2013 • Catalyst – Graduation Exhibition at the University of Stellenbosch from 30 November 2012 – 10 December 2012

2013 • Art Department Runner – Vodacom 
(Art Director: Wikus Muller) (Velocity) • Art Department Runner – Carling Black Label 
(Art Director: Naobie Noisette) (Egg Films) • Movie Magic – Part-time employee at Movie Magic Video Shop • Art Department Runner – Aquafresh commercial 
(Art Director: Naobie Noisette) (Velocity Films) • Art Department Runner – Nedbank commercial
(Art Director: Naobie Noisette) (Velocity Films) • Art Department Runner – Mnet commercial 
(Leticia Lerm) (Orijin Films) • Art Department Runner – Colgate commercial 
(Art Director: Naobie Noisette) (Velocity Films) • Art Department Runner – Music video : Yoav
(Art Director: Annemarie) • Art Department Runner – Ohra commercial 
(Art Director: Naobie Noisette) (Velocity Films)

 

2012 • Art Department Assistant for “The Line” – short educational film sponsored by Durex.

• Saleswomen at Namaquafees. Work included selling subscriptions and magazines.

Commissions: 2012- Children’s Book Illustrations, to be used as a prop in a film 2012- Set of Gift Cards (6) featuring ink and wash portraits of children I have also done many paintings from photographs and copies of existing artworks.

Murals (Interior)
2008 – Periodic table of the Elements for Cornwall Hill College (Exterior)
2009 – Botticelli’s Birth of Venus