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African art

Once disregarded and at times even discredited by the Western art world, African art saw its first real discovery during the Cubist movement. From then on, African art held a greatly influential role in modern art as shown by its recent rise in popularity. A deserving success story of the art world, this genre of art attracts collectors from all around the world. Finally, African artists receive the recognition they deserve. 

It must be noted that African art cannot easily be defined owing to the vastness of its African multicultural roots. The African continent has more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and each of its countries holds a rich culture with its own artistic potential. 

While it remains difficult for African artists to launch a far-reaching career, technology has had a positive impact upon the situation. Numerous events of international scope have also shown support for this genre such as the Dak'Art Biennial in Senegal, the CAPE (Contemporary African Culture) in South Africa, TACCA in Angola or the AKAA (Also Known As Africa) contemporary art fair in Paris. 

Many artists have therefore become recognised and well-established figures of the contemporary art market. This is the case of Barthélémy Toguo, a Cameroonian artist who works in both drawing and sculpture. His artworks celebrate his love of his homeland expressing the continent's great symbolic value. The same narrative can be said of artist Hatem Akrou whose artistic expression places great importance on color. For Akrou, color conveys a form of freedom in art.

Another asset to contemporary African art is the work of the continent's talented photographers. Photographer Ebuka Michael's work reflects a mise-en-scene of intimate introspection alongside a striking composition. His peer, Thandiwe Muriu, draws on a haute-couture aesthetic to express her vision as a committed female entrepreneur on the African art scene. The Ouattara Twins take up elements of a more traditional nature rediscovering the African mask. Their sculptural practice transcends beyond modernity into the realm of tradition. 

In this selection of artworks curated by Artsper, we find many committed African artists, all of whom carry a message of fairer representation in the art world. Dive into the incredible diversity that artists from the African continent have to offer to the contemporary art scene!



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Our recommendations Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Love for Ghana, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Love for Ghana, 2019
40 x 30 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€690

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Supernatural, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Supernatural, 2017
113 x 79 cm
Print

€1,800

Our recommendations Ebuka Michael, Hardwork and discipline, Photography

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Hardwork and discipline, 2020
40 x 30 cm
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Kg'akg'am Tshabu, Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, Print

Kg'akg'am Tshabu

Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, 2013
50 x 65 cm
Print

€500

Désiré Sama, Composition abstraite, Painting

Désiré Sama

Composition abstraite, 2001
60 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€542

Boly Sambo, Le Partage, Painting

Boly Sambo

Le Partage, 2017
90 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,200

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
57 x 72 x 1 cm
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€1,800

Hugo Raffray, Palm tree, Painting

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€950

Thando Ntobela, Clouds of Dreams, Painting

Thando Ntobela

Clouds of Dreams, 2019
42 x 65 x 3 cm
Painting

€7,000

Nathaniel Mokgosi, Mythological Rider, Fine Art Drawings

Nathaniel Mokgosi

Mythological Rider, 2015
100 x 70 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€995

Arezki-Aoun, Personnage sur fond d'ocre, Painting

Arezki-Aoun

Personnage sur fond d'ocre, 2012
27 x 32 cm
Painting

€1,800

William Fenech, Big Men, Painting

William Fenech

Big Men, 2016
60 x 92 x 3 cm
Painting

€3,400

Bellus, Optimiste, Print

Bellus

Optimiste, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Print

€150

Leikun Nahusenay, The Protector, Print

Leikun Nahusenay

The Protector, 2018
36 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

€110

Munir El Saadawi, El viaje, Print

Munir El Saadawi

El viaje, 2000
70 x 65 cm
Print

€260

Samir Salemi, Marrakech, Painting

Samir Salemi

Marrakech, 2001
130 x 190 x 6 cm
Painting

€7,000

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo, 2008
60 x 90 cm
Photography

€3,200

Yagor, The vagabond Messi, Painting

Yagor

The vagabond Messi, 2021
100 x 100 x 5 cm
Painting

€2,500

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 15, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 15, 2021
90 x 60 x 0.3 cm
Photography

€6,000

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), L'élégance, Sculpture

Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

L'élégance, 2018
49 x 17 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€1,800

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
113 x 150 cm
Painting

€2,500

Pierrot Men, Mayotte, Dzaoudi, Photography

Pierrot Men

Mayotte, Dzaoudi, 2015
30 x 45 cm
Photography

€1,900

Hassan Hajjaj, Hassan Hajjaj, Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj, 2019
32 x 22 x 0.2 cm
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€180

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

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120 x 160 cm
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€2,500

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Power Black Excellence, 2020
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€2,800

Angu Walters, Saturday Market IV, Painting

Angu Walters

Saturday Market IV, 2020
82 x 99 x 1 cm
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€1,532

Rafiy Okefolahan, Portrait d'âme, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Portrait d'âme, 2021
70 x 56 x 3 cm
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€1,900

Malick Sidibé, Bamako années 60 - 70, Photography

Malick Sidibé

Bamako années 60 - 70, 1970
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€895

René Tavares, Ghetto Paradise, Painting

René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise, 2015
150 x 120 cm
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€7,500

René Tavares, Jazz System, Painting

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Jazz System, 2015
105 x 100 cm
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€3,950

Damola Ayegbayo, Looking Beyond II, Painting

Damola Ayegbayo

Looking Beyond II, 2021
121.9 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm
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€1,676

Mosoti Kepha, Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), Sculpture

Mosoti Kepha

Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), 2021
48.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm
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€1,890

Yannis Davy Guibinga, Le deuil - Etape 6 - Le test, Photography

Yannis Davy Guibinga

Le deuil - Etape 6 - Le test, 2018
60 x 90 x 1 cm
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€1,800

François Maurel, Monastère Kebran Gabriel, Photography

François Maurel

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40 x 60 cm
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€890

Sitou, Nelson Mandela, Painting

Sitou

Nelson Mandela, 2019
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François Maurel, L'ombre et la lumière, Photography

François Maurel

L'ombre et la lumière, 2018
60 x 90 cm
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Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Tanzania, In our hands, 2007
42 x 60 x 1 cm
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Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Mama - Red smoke, 2006
118 x 84 x 1 cm
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Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Heavy is the world, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

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84 x 118 x 1 cm
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65 x 50 x 1 cm
Fine Art Drawings

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Angu Walters, In the Village, Painting

Angu Walters

In the Village, 2017
115 x 120 x 1 cm
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Eric Tournaire, Turtles, Painting

Eric Tournaire

Turtles, 2006
32 x 24 x 0.2 cm
Painting

€480

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Ofobuike Okudoh

Intribe, 2020
100 x 70 cm
Fine Art Drawings

€5,500

Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Femme et lumière, 2013
60 x 60 x 1 cm
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€1,500

Abou Sidibé, Grand seau de vie, Sculpture

Abou Sidibé

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150 x 36 x 36 cm
Sculpture

€2,500

Paul Akiiki, Mother, Painting

Paul Akiiki

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Adrien Bitibaly

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, 2018
62.5 x 50 x 4 cm
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€2,000

Paul Akiiki, The three sisters, Painting

Paul Akiiki

The three sisters, 2019
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Painting

€5,408

Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #2, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Favourite Son #2, 2020
50.8 x 40.6 cm
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Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #4, Photography

Prince Cartiee

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50.8 x 40.6 cm
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Lisa Roberts, African Geisha , Painting

Lisa Roberts

African Geisha , 2015
69 x 50 x 3 cm
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Omar Logang, The morning light, Painting

Omar Logang

The morning light, 2007
114 x 146 x 2 cm
Painting

€8,000

Colbert Nourrice, Travayer, Painting

Colbert Nourrice

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150 x 90 cm
Painting

€1,900

Sebastien Arts, Auto-Hypnose, Painting

Sebastien Arts

Auto-Hypnose, 2020
150 x 100 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€1,650

Sebastien Arts, Golden Woman, Painting

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120 x 100 x 2 cm
Painting

€1,650

Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Painting

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

€6,000

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani, 1995
63 x 15 x 10 cm
Sculpture

€2,500

Munir El Saadawi, Viaje II, Print

Munir El Saadawi

Viaje II, 2000
70 x 65 cm
Print

€260

Dominic Benhura, Knee high Mommy, Sculpture

Dominic Benhura

Knee high Mommy, 2021
55.9 x 71.1 x 10.2 cm
Sculpture

€9,464

Hatem Akrout, J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, Painting

Hatem Akrout

J'ai horreur du pic-nic, on est toujours mal assis, 2003
184 x 137 x 1 cm
Painting

€8,000

Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
150 x 110 cm
Painting

€4,500

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
60 x 80 x 4 cm
Photography

€3,500

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
80 x 60 x 4 cm
Photography

€3,500

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