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African Art

Crisis, Fringe



Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Untitled #1, Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1

Magdy Basstorous

Painting - 44.5 x 59.1 inch


Sculpture Shetani, George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani

George Lilanga

Sculpture - 24.8 x 5.9 x 3.9 inch


Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), Mosoti Kepha

Binti mrembo (beautiful girl)

Mosoti Kepha

Sculpture - 19.1 x 12.2 x 1 inch


Sarah., Lubanzadyo Mpemba


Lubanzadyo Mpemba

Painting - 18.5 x 13.4 x 0.4 inch


Autoportrait scarifié, Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié

Hatem Akrout

Painting - 59.1 x 43.3 inch


Au voleur, Ange Kumbi

Au voleur

Ange Kumbi

Painting - 22.4 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch


Mythological Rider, Nathaniel Mokgosi

Mythological Rider

Nathaniel Mokgosi

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Sapeurs de Bacongo, Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo

Baudouin Mouanda

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 inch


L'élégance, Salfo Dermé (Yabré)


Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

Sculpture - 19.3 x 6.7 x 3.1 inch


Take a Green Breath, Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath

Barthélémy Toguo

Print - 47.2 x 63 inch


The Drummer, Angu Walters

The Drummer

Angu Walters

Painting - 22.8 x 20.9 x 0.4 inch


Supernatural, Barthélémy Toguo


Barthélémy Toguo

Print - 44.5 x 31.1 inch


Power Black Excellence, Ebuka Michael

Power Black Excellence

Ebuka Michael

Photography - 35.4 x 23.6 inch


In the Village, Angu Walters

In the Village

Angu Walters

Painting - 45.3 x 47.2 x 0.4 inch


Travayer, Colbert Nourrice


Colbert Nourrice

Painting - 59.1 x 35.4 inch


Intribe, Ofobuike Okudoh


Ofobuike Okudoh

Fine Art Drawings - 39.4 x 27.6 inch


Bestie, Oluwafemi Afolabi


Oluwafemi Afolabi

Painting - 60 x 48 x 1 inch


Looking Beyond II, Damola Ayegbayo

Looking Beyond II

Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 48 x 36 x 2 inch


Auto-Hypnose, Sebastien Arts


Sebastien Arts

Painting - 59.1 x 39.4 x 1 inch


Atoke Oni Koroba, Eyitayo Alagbe

Atoke Oni Koroba

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 60 x 48 x 1 inch

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Sans titre, Ilhem Ellouze

Sans titre

Ilhem Ellouze

Painting - 15.7 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch


Damsel, Nnamdi Okonkwo


Nnamdi Okonkwo

Sculpture - 10 x 12 x 10 inch


Optimiste, Bellus



Print - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Eco System of Healing #02, Samira Saidi

Eco System of Healing #02

Samira Saidi

Photography - 15.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch


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

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

Hatem Akrout

Painting - 72.4 x 53.9 x 0.4 inch


Mechanicasia, Sebastien Arts


Sebastien Arts

Painting - 59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch


Jazz System, René Tavares

Jazz System

René Tavares

Painting - 41.3 x 39.4 inch


Ghetto Paradise, René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise

René Tavares

Painting - 59.1 x 47.2 inch


Héritage du savoir, Didier Yaovi Zingan

Héritage du savoir

Didier Yaovi Zingan

Painting - 32.3 x 47.2 x 3.1 inch


Fiers esprits, Didier Yaovi Zingan

Fiers esprits

Didier Yaovi Zingan

Painting - 48 x 28 x 3.3 inch


Turtles, Eric Tournaire


Eric Tournaire

Painting - 12.6 x 9.4 x 0.1 inch


Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, Adrien Bitibaly

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14

Adrien Bitibaly

Photography - 24.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Le bédouin, Véronique Baleste

Le bédouin

Véronique Baleste

Painting - 39.4 x 39.4 x 1.4 inch


Sapeurs de Bacongo, Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo

Baudouin Mouanda

Photography - 23.6 x 35.4 inch


Faceless - Hidden Identities, Ebuka Michael

Faceless - Hidden Identities

Ebuka Michael

Photography - 15.7 x 11.8 inch


Jeux de séduction, René Tavares

Jeux de séduction

René Tavares

Painting - 59.1 x 47.2 inch


Diplômé d'Etat, Ange Kumbi

Diplômé d'Etat

Ange Kumbi

Painting - 27.6 x 22 x 0.4 inch


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, African 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 recognized and well-established figures of the contemporary art market, sought-after by international and African art collections. 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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