Ryan Loubser (b. 1977)
From an early age, Pretoria artist Ryan Loubser showed a keen interest in art. His artistic potential emerged while still in school and came to realisation while studying Graphic Design at the Tshwane University of Technology. With the guidance and encouragement of his lecturers Carl Jeppe, Anette Pretorius and Danie de Wet, Ryan continued to hone his painting skills.
After graduating from TUT in 1998, Ryan continued painting part time. During 2007, he transformed his parents Pretoria home into a temporary gallery, where he mounted a sell-out exhibition. The success and positive feedback of this exhibition prompted Ryan to pursue painting as a full-time career. Following the tradition of known and loved South African artists such as JH Pierneef, Pieter Wenning, Walter Meyer and Gregoire Boonzaier, Ryan Loubser paints the South African landscape, its places and its people. Ryan loves to travel and explore South Africa and it is during his travels that he collects the imagery that is later translated onto canvas. A strong observation of light and colour is central to his treatment of a chosen composition, while his distinct style evokes with the viewer a sense of familiarity and nostalgia.
Ryan regularly participates in group exhibitions in galleries across the country. Among these are Trent Art Gallery, Art Lovers 1932, Robert Badenhorst Art Gallery, Absolute Art Gallery, Andre Salzmann Gallery, Stellenbosch Art Gallery and Walker Bay Art Gallery and many more. Therefor his work has found its way into many art collections both local and abroad.