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Untitled #1, Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1

Magdy Basstorous

Painting - 113 x 150 cm


Hassan Hajjaj, Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj

Photography - 32 x 22 x 0.2 cm


Sans titre, Ilhem Ellouze

Sans titre

Ilhem Ellouze

Painting - 40 x 40 x 1.5 cm


Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), Mosoti Kepha

Binti mrembo (beautiful girl)

Mosoti Kepha

Sculpture - 48.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm


Grand seau de vie, Abou Sidibé

Grand seau de vie

Abou Sidibé

Sculpture - 150 x 36 x 36 cm


Portrait Cape Town, Jonathan Hindson

Portrait Cape Town

Jonathan Hindson

Painting - 110 x 70 x 1 cm


David Beckham, Espoir Kennedy

David Beckham

Espoir Kennedy

Print - 49.5 x 38.1 x 0.3 cm


Dabulamanzi - Water Crosser, Tsholo Motong

Dabulamanzi - Water Crosser

Tsholo Motong

Painting - 88.9 x 78.7 cm


Au voleur, Ange Kumbi

Au voleur

Ange Kumbi

Painting - 57 x 72 x 1 cm


Mythological Rider, Nathaniel Mokgosi

Mythological Rider

Nathaniel Mokgosi

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 x 1 cm


Le Partage, Boly Sambo

Le Partage

Boly Sambo

Painting - 90 x 70 x 2 cm


Shades of Love, Tunde Bakare

Shades of Love

Tunde Bakare

Painting - 121.9 x 111.8 x 2.5 cm


Bestie, Oluwafemi Afolabi


Oluwafemi Afolabi

Painting - 152.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm


Power Black Excellence, Ebuka Michael

Power Black Excellence

Ebuka Michael

Photography - 90 x 60 cm


Supernatural, Barthélémy Toguo


Barthélémy Toguo

Print - 113 x 79 cm


Take a Green Breath, Barthélémy Toguo

Take a Green Breath

Barthélémy Toguo

Print - 120 x 160 cm


Optimiste, Bellus



Print - 70 x 50 x 0.2 cm


Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire, Nathanael Koffi

Symbole de Côte d’Ivoire

Nathanael Koffi

Sculpture - 11 x 7.5 x 6 cm


Intribe, Ofobuike Okudoh


Ofobuike Okudoh

Fine Art Drawings - 100 x 70 cm


Travayer, Colbert Nourrice


Colbert Nourrice

Painting - 150 x 90 cm


Sculpture Shetani, George Lilanga

Sculpture Shetani

George Lilanga

Sculpture - 63 x 15 x 10 cm


Mother of the Jungle, Idowu Emmanuel

Mother of the Jungle

Idowu Emmanuel

Painting - 71.1 x 61 x 2.5 cm


The Happy Villagers IV, Angu Walters

The Happy Villagers IV

Angu Walters

Painting - 79 x 59 x 1 cm


Mayotte, Dzaoudi, Pierrot Men

Mayotte, Dzaoudi

Pierrot Men

Photography - 30 x 45 cm


The Drummer, Angu Walters

The Drummer

Angu Walters

Painting - 58 x 53 x 1 cm


Turtles, Eric Tournaire


Eric Tournaire

Painting - 32 x 24 x 0.2 cm


Autoportrait scarifié, Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié

Hatem Akrout

Painting - 150 x 110 cm


Auto-Hypnose, Sebastien Arts


Sebastien Arts

Painting - 150 x 100 x 2.5 cm


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

Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14

Adrien Bitibaly

Photography - 62.5 x 50 x 4 cm


Sans titre, Ilhem Ellouze

Sans titre

Ilhem Ellouze

Fine Art Drawings - 172 x 120 cm


Idlozi loMndau ka Mnguni, Tsholo Motong

Idlozi loMndau ka Mnguni

Tsholo Motong

Painting - 119.4 x 78.7 x 5.1 cm


Monastère Kebran Gabriel, François Maurel

Monastère Kebran Gabriel

François Maurel

Photography - 40 x 60 cm


Atoke Oni Koroba, Eyitayo Alagbe

Atoke Oni Koroba

Eyitayo Alagbe

Painting - 152.4 x 121.9 x 2.5 cm


Jazz System, René Tavares

Jazz System

René Tavares

Painting - 105 x 100 cm


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 - 184 x 137 x 1 cm


Looking Beyond II, Damola Ayegbayo

Looking Beyond II

Damola Ayegbayo

Painting - 121.9 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm


Sapeurs de Bacongo, Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo

Baudouin Mouanda

Photography - 60 x 90 cm


Sapeur Cerf, Boureima Ouedraogo

Sapeur Cerf

Boureima Ouedraogo

Sculpture - 35 x 36.5 x 16 cm


Ghetto Paradise, René Tavares

Ghetto Paradise

René Tavares

Painting - 150 x 120 cm


Sapeurs de Bacongo, Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo

Baudouin Mouanda

Photography - 60 x 90 cm


Life Goes On, Diseye Tantua

Life Goes On

Diseye Tantua

Painting - 153 x 122 cm


Life No Get Photocopy, Diseye Tantua

Life No Get Photocopy

Diseye Tantua

Painting - 153 x 122 cm


Héritage du savoir, Didier Yaovi Zingan

Héritage du savoir

Didier Yaovi Zingan

Painting - 82 x 120 x 8 cm


Fiers esprits, Didier Yaovi Zingan

Fiers esprits

Didier Yaovi Zingan

Painting - 122 x 71 x 8.5 cm


Faceless - Hidden Identities, Ebuka Michael

Faceless - Hidden Identities

Ebuka Michael

Photography - 40 x 30 cm


Diplômé d'Etat, Ange Kumbi

Diplômé d'Etat

Ange Kumbi

Painting - 70 x 56 x 1 cm


Jeux de séduction, René Tavares

Jeux de séduction

René Tavares

Painting - 150 x 120 cm


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

Antique art africain "fra"/ un peigne traditionnel

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Fine Art Drawings - 23 x 15 cm


Precious Land, Aude Herlédan

Precious Land

Aude Herlédan

Painting - 100 x 100 x 6 cm


The three sisters, Paul Akiiki

The three sisters

Paul Akiiki

Painting - 91.4 x 81.3 x 1.9 cm


The morning light, Omar Logang

The morning light

Omar Logang

Painting - 114 x 146 x 2 cm


Golden Woman, Sebastien Arts

Golden Woman

Sebastien Arts

Painting - 120 x 100 x 2 cm


L'ombre et la lumière, François Maurel

L'ombre et la lumière

François Maurel

Photography - 60 x 90 cm


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 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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