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SouthAfrican artists

Artsper now lists nearly 130,000 works from galleries all over the world and every day, new gallerists join us. They trust us to represent their artists to the best of our abilities. Discover the major artists who have changed the history of art, hundreds of artists (painters, photographers, engravers, sculptors, visual artists) who influence contemporary art as well as the rising stars of today’s art world and art fairs. They’re all on Artsper!

Although the majority of the artists listed in our virtual gallery’s catalogue are contemporary artists, modern art is also well represented on the website.

In 1907, Cubism became the first movement to free itself art from the need to represent its subject realistically. The movement’s leaders were Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger.

In 1924, Surrealism followed in the Cubist movement’s footsteps and aimed to remove the limits between the real and unreal. Artists such as Dali, Magritte and Ernst put forward their conception of the world which was deformed according to each individual’s personal desires. Their unique processes and artistic practices continue to inspire young artists today.

From 1945 onwards, it is generally believed that there was a shift from modern to contemporary art with the key difference being that artists now give less importance to the object created than to the creative idea behind it.

Pop Art opened the way for this new pictorial trend in the visual arts. This artistic movement was conscious of the consumer society in which it evolved and used the latest technology to create its highly coloured works which, among others, depicted pop culture personalities. The great masters of Pop Art are of course Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

Inspired by the revolutionary thinking of the great Surrealist, Cubist and Dadaist (Marcel Duchamp) masters, artists in the 1950s and 60s took ideas about abstract art even further. Movements such as Minimalism and Conceptual Art appeared. Influential artists working in these movements included Frank Stella, Sol Lewitt and Lawrence Weiner. They were somewhat set in opposition to the abstract expressionist movement and artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock.

Since the 80s, the role of street artists has continued to become more prominent on the art market. Long considered as vandalism, street art has earned its reputation thanks to museums and galleries recognising the work of artists such as Keith Haring, Shepard Fairey (Obey), Banksy and others. Important and emerging artists include the photographer JR who creates giant collages all over the world based on his photographs, JonOne, Blek Le Rat, Miss Tic and Death NYC.

Don’t forget that sculptors also make up a large part of the artists available on our online artwork sales platform. Small or large in size, they work with all types of materials (hardwood, steel, bronze) and use all colour palettes. You’ll also find very well-known artists. You can own an original piece by Niki de Saint Phalle, Takashi Murakimi or even the most expensive artist in the world, Jeff Koons, as well as works by emerging artists.
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Roger Ballen

South Africa

Marlene Dumas

South Africa

William Kentridge

South Africa

Nathaniel Mokgosi

South Africa

Bruce Clarke

South Africa

Geraldo Braga

South Africa

David Goldblatt

South Africa

Fieroza Doorsen

South Africa

Jane Barnes

South Africa

MacAmnaub

South Africa

Katherine Van Uytrecht

South Africa

Paul Stein

South Africa

Pieter Bauermeister

South Africa

Anet Duncan

South Africa

Porky Hefer

South Africa

Frances Goodman

South Africa

Warwick Saint

South Africa

Astrid Dahl

South Africa

Adéle du Plessis

South Africa

Ferdi B. Dick

South Africa

Lulama Wolf

South Africa

Nontsikelelo Veleko

South Africa

Chris Saunders

South Africa

Khehla Chepape Makgato

South Africa

Mbali Dhlamini

South Africa

Claire Denarie-Soffietti

South Africa

Faith XLVII

South Africa

Justin Dingwall

South Africa

Michael Taylor

South Africa

Tsoku Maela

South Africa

Anine Kirsten

South Africa

Sammy Valhalla

South Africa

Claudia Tennant

South Africa

Rodan Kane Hart

South Africa

Jurgen Schadeberg

South Africa

Ceramic Matters

South Africa

Jeandré Steyn

South Africa

Jimmy Law

South Africa

Guy Portelli

South Africa

Gavin Rain

South Africa

Lisa Roberts

South Africa

Thijs Nel

South Africa

Tracey Derrick

South Africa

Ntombephi Ntobela

South Africa

Thando Ntobela

South Africa

Joachim Schonfeldt

South Africa

Monica Sciarone

South Africa

Andrzej Urbanski

South Africa

Hugh Byrne

South Africa

Kilmany-Jo Liversage

South Africa

Ryan Hewett

South Africa

André S. Clements

South Africa

Anton Smit

South Africa

Natasha Barnes

South Africa

Cinga Samson

South Africa

Schalk Van der Merwe

South Africa

Norman O'Flynn

South Africa

Cécile Parent

South Africa

Jonty Hurwitz

South Africa

Anton Kannemeyer

South Africa

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