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African art

Long neglected by the Western art world, contemporary African art is now at the forefront of the scene. This is a welcome revival, that attracts collectors from all over the world and finally allows African artists to gain their rightful recognition.

In a climate of equal appreciation of all cultures, the opening of the art market to African culture was essential. However, it is sometimes difficult for African artists to take off without a means of momentum as institutional art events are rare on the continent. However, new technologies have changed this situation. They allow for the globalization of African art, which has become accessible to all while avoiding this problem. Numerous events of international scope also support this upsurge in contemporary African art, for instance the Biennale Dak'Art in Senegal, the CAPE (Contemporary African Culture) in South Africa, TACCA in Angola or the Meetings of Photography in Bamako, Mali.

The photographs of the up and coming Nigerian-born artist Ebuka Michael reflect the stories of our times. His photographs are gifted with a rare aestheticism but also reflect an introspection and exploration of our world that is unique to the artist's vision. 

Thandiwe Muriu takes her inspiration from haute-couture aesthetics and Vogue magazines in order to produce vibrant pictures. The Kenyan artist's vision and stunning use of patterns echo her vocation as a committed and entrepreneurial woman. 

The Ouattara twins take up the codes of the ancient arts while adding a certain topicality to their works. By reproducing masks, their practice of sculpture is a blend of modernity and tradition. 

This new and exciting interest in African art is an initiative of new fairs, exhibitions and artistic practices. It is also of interest to promotional bodies, auction houses and famous museums. 

For example, the Fondation Cartier has devoted a magnificent exhibition, Beauté Congo, to contemporary Congolese artists. The Tate Modern exhibited the Ivorian artist Frédéric Bruly Bouabré. The Louis Vuitton Foundation organized a major exhibition of the Pigozzi collection and African art was honored at the Art Paris Fair in April 2017. Finally, the contemporary art and design fair AKAA, for Also Known As Africa, focused on Africa, was held at the Carreau du Temple in Paris. The 29 exhibitors presented all mediums including paintings, sculptures, works on textiles, digital arts, performances and photographs.

Immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of the continent through Artsper's selection of African art and discover many African artists, each more creative than the last.

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Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Fruit of Life 1, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Fruit of Life 1, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$856

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Take a Green Breath, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath, 2017
47.2 x 63 inch
Print

$3,103

Leslie Amine, Sans titre, Painting

Leslie Amine

Sans titre, 2018
47.2 x 63 x 2 inch
Painting

$8,564

René Tavares, Jazz System, Painting

René Tavares

Jazz System, 2015
41.3 x 39.4 inch
Painting

$4,902

Abdessemed Adel, Jardin d'Hélène, Print

Abdessemed Adel

Jardin d'Hélène, 2013
7.9 x 9.8 inch
Print

$1,613

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo, 2008
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,972

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #003 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

#003 foulard, 2015
17.7 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$869

Omar Logang, The morning light, Painting

Omar Logang

The morning light, 2007
44.9 x 57.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,929

Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

Ange Kumbi

Au voleur, 1996
22.4 x 28.3 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$2,234

Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
59.1 x 43.3 inch
Painting

$5,585

Munir El Saadawi, El viaje, Print

Munir El Saadawi

El viaje, 2000
27.6 x 25.6 inch
Print

$323

Warren Saré, Autoportrait, Print

Warren Saré

Autoportrait, 2016
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.4 inch
Print

$248

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

Arezki-Aoun

Personnage sur fond d'ocre, 2012
10.6 x 12.6 inch
Painting

$2,234

William Fenech, Big Men, Painting

William Fenech

Big Men, 2016
23.6 x 36.2 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$4,220

Noureddine Chater, Sans titre, Painting

Noureddine Chater

Sans titre, 2015
59.1 x 59.1 x 1 inch
Painting

$9,929

Marcus Brutus, Extra-Time, Print

Marcus Brutus

Extra-Time, 2020
11.7 x 8.3 inch
Print

$4,250

Lisa Roberts, African Geisha , Painting

Lisa Roberts

African Geisha , 2015
27.2 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$894

Ayanda Mabulu, Yakhal'inkomo ("Black Man's Cry"), Painting

Ayanda Mabulu

Yakhal'inkomo ("Black Man's Cry"), 2013
98.4 x 133.9 x 2.8 inch
Painting

$43,439

Hassan Hajjaj, Master Cobra Mansa, Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

Master Cobra Mansa, 2015
53.1 x 38.4 x 3.2 inch
Photography

$26,063

Derrick Ofosu Boateng, Love for Ghana, Photography

Derrick Ofosu Boateng

Love for Ghana, 2019
15.7 x 11.8 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$856

Our recommendations Barthélémy Toguo, Supernatural, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Supernatural, 2017
44.5 x 31.1 inch
Print

$2,234

Barthélémy Toguo, Blowing Headache, Print

Barthélémy Toguo

Blowing Headache, 2017
27.6 x 33.5 inch
Print

$1,117

Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 05, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Camo 05, 2015
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,957

Thandiwe Muriu, Child's Play, Photography

Thandiwe Muriu

Child's Play, 2019
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
Photography

$5,957

Ebuka Michael, Hardwork and discipline, Photography

Ebuka Michael

Hardwork and discipline, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$869

Ebuka Michael, Power Black Excellence, Photography

Ebuka Michael

Power Black Excellence, 2020
35.4 x 23.6 inch
Photography

$3,475

René Tavares, Ghetto Paradise, Painting

René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise, 2015
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$9,308

Ofobuike Okudoh, Intribe, Fine Art Drawings

Ofobuike Okudoh

Intribe, 2020
39.4 x 27.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$6,826

Thando Ntobela, Clouds of Dreams, Painting

Thando Ntobela

Clouds of Dreams, 2019
16.5 x 25.6 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$8,688

Angu Walters, To the Market III, Painting

Angu Walters

To the Market III, 2020
31.5 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$1,600

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Mama - Red smoke, 2006
46.5 x 33.1 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,606

Jumeaux Ouattara, Masque Silence, Sculpture

Jumeaux Ouattara

Masque Silence, 2019
47.2 x 13.8 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$1,003 $1,179

Paul Akiiki, The three sisters, Painting

Paul Akiiki

The three sisters, 2019
36 x 32 x 0.75 inch
Painting

$2,500

Our recommendations Paul Akiiki, Together We Can Move Forward, Painting

Paul Akiiki

Together We Can Move Forward, 2019
40 x 56 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,500

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
44.5 x 59.1 inch
Painting

$3,103

Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Tanzania, In our hands, 2007
16.5 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$987

Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Heavy is the world, Photography

Pieter Bauermeister

Heavy is the world, 2006
33.1 x 46.5 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$2,606

Samir Salemi, rEvolt, Painting

Samir Salemi

rEvolt, 2014
78.7 x 78.7 x 1.2 inch
Painting

$13,900

Samir Salemi, Marrakech, Painting

Samir Salemi

Marrakech, 2001
51.2 x 74.8 x 2.4 inch
Painting

$8,688

Hebru Brantley, Two Men Sporting Waves, Print

Hebru Brantley

Two Men Sporting Waves, 2019
29.9 x 38.2 inch
Print

$6,500

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo, 2012
23.6 x 35.4 inch
Photography

$3,972

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Antique art africain "fra"/ un peigne traditionnel, Fine Art Drawings

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Antique art africain "fra"/ un peigne traditionnel, 2007
9.1 x 5.9 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$869

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski, #004 foulard, Painting

Carole Onambélé Kvasnevski

#004 foulard, 2015
17.7 x 17.7 x 2 inch
Painting

$869

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

Adrien Bitibaly

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, 2018
24.6 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$2,234

Samir Tlatli, Femme et lumière, Photography

Samir Tlatli

Femme et lumière, 2013
23.6 x 23.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,862

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré, Djêtê - Ancêtre fondateur, Fine Art Drawings

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Djêtê - Ancêtre fondateur, 2007
7.5 x 5.9 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$434

Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Painting

Larbi Cherkaoui

Sans titre, 2015
31.9 x 51.2 x 1 inch
Painting

$7,447

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
72.4 x 53.9 x 0.4 inch
Painting

$9,929

Kayla Mahaffey, Self Destructive, Print

Kayla Mahaffey

Self Destructive, 2019
26 x 20 inch
Print

$6,500

Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #4, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Favourite Son #4, 2020
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$807

Salah Chaoui, La source, Painting

Salah Chaoui

La source, 2006
28.3 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,957

Yazid Oulab, Mektoub, Sculpture

Yazid Oulab

Mektoub, 2012
11.8 x 43.3 x 1.6 inch
Sculpture

$4,964

Munir El Saadawi, Viaje II, Print

Munir El Saadawi

Viaje II, 2000
27.6 x 25.6 inch
Print

$323

Nathaniel Mokgosi, Riding the beast , Fine Art Drawings

Nathaniel Mokgosi

Riding the beast , 2015
27.6 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings

$1,235

Yazid Oulab, Non, Sculpture

Yazid Oulab

Non, 2012
3 x 9.6 x 0.4 inch
Sculpture

$1,551

Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #2, Photography

Prince Cartiee

Favourite Son #2, 2020
20 x 16 inch
Photography

$807

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
23.6 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$4,344

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

Sans Titre - The Hole, 2015
31.5 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch
Photography

$4,344

Mauro Ricco Zaraj, Emergence Of Wonders / Émergence de merveilles, Painting

Mauro Ricco Zaraj

Emergence Of Wonders / Émergence de merveilles, 2016
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.6 inch
Painting

$1,654

Rafiy Okefolahan, Sans Titre 1416, Painting

Rafiy Okefolahan

Sans Titre 1416, 2014
78.7 x 78.7 x 2 inch
Painting

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Ebuka Michael, Faceless - Hidden Identities, Photography

Ebuka Michael

Faceless - Hidden Identities, 2020
15.7 x 11.8 inch
Photography

$869

Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou, Dans le waka #3, Painting

Moustapha Baïdi Oumarou

Dans le waka #3, 2019
59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch
Painting

Sold out

René Tavares, Jeux de séduction, Painting

René Tavares

Jeux de séduction, 2015
59.1 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$7,385

Yagor, Fire Games, Painting

Yagor

Fire Games, 2019
59.1 x 59.1 inch
Painting

Sold out

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