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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

$804

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Supernatural, 2017
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Print

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Hardwork and discipline, 2020
40 x 30 cm
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Nathaniel Mokgosi, Mythological Rider, Fine Art Drawings

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Mythological Rider, 2015
100 x 70 x 1 cm
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$1,159

Kg'akg'am Tshabu, Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, Print

Kg'akg'am Tshabu

Kori Bustards and Kgom Berries, 2013
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Désiré Sama, Composition abstraite, Painting

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Composition abstraite, 2001
60 x 60 x 2 cm
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Mosoti Kepha, Binti mrembo (beautiful girl), Sculpture

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48.5 x 31 x 2.5 cm
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René Tavares, Jazz System, Painting

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Ange Kumbi, Au voleur, Painting

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Au voleur, 1996
57 x 72 x 1 cm
Painting

$2,096

Hugo Raffray, Palm tree, Painting

Hugo Raffray

Palm tree, 2021
100 x 65 x 3 cm
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$1,106

Thando Ntobela, Clouds of Dreams, Painting

Thando Ntobela

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

$8,153

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

Arezki-Aoun

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

$2,096

William Fenech, Big Men, Painting

William Fenech

Big Men, 2016
60 x 92 x 3 cm
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$3,960

Bellus, Optimiste, Print

Bellus

Optimiste, 2021
70 x 50 x 0.2 cm
Print

$175

Leikun Nahusenay, The Protector, Print

Leikun Nahusenay

The Protector, 2018
36 x 49 x 0.1 cm
Print

$128

Munir El Saadawi, El viaje, Print

Munir El Saadawi

El viaje, 2000
70 x 65 cm
Print

$303

Baudouin Mouanda, Sapeurs de Bacongo, Photography

Baudouin Mouanda

Sapeurs de Bacongo, 2008
60 x 90 cm
Photography

$3,727

Yagor, The vagabond Messi, Painting

Yagor

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

$2,912

Our recommendations Thandiwe Muriu, Camo 15, Photography

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Camo 15, 2021
90 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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$6,988

Salfo Dermé (Yabré), L'élégance, Sculpture

Salfo Dermé (Yabré)

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

$2,096

Our recommendations Magdy Basstorous, Untitled #1, Painting

Magdy Basstorous

Untitled #1, 2015
113 x 150 cm
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$2,912

Pierrot Men, Mayotte, Dzaoudi, Photography

Pierrot Men

Mayotte, Dzaoudi, 2015
30 x 45 cm
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$2,213

Hassan Hajjaj, Hassan Hajjaj, Photography

Hassan Hajjaj

Hassan Hajjaj, 2019
32 x 22 x 0.2 cm
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$210

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Angu Walters, Saturday Market IV, Painting

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Saturday Market IV, 2020
82 x 99 x 1 cm
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$1,700

Malick Sidibé, Bamako années 60 - 70, Photography

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30 x 24 cm
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$1,042

Rafiy Okefolahan, Portrait d'âme, Painting

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70 x 56 x 3 cm
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$2,213

Damola Ayegbayo, Looking Beyond II, Painting

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Looking Beyond II, 2021
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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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François Maurel, Monastère Kebran Gabriel, Photography

François Maurel

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40 x 60 cm
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$1,037

Sitou, Nelson Mandela, Painting

Sitou

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

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Pieter Bauermeister, Tanzania, In our hands, Photography

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Our recommendations Pieter Bauermeister, Mama - Red smoke, Photography

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118 x 84 x 1 cm
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The lady and the sunflower, 2021
65 x 50 x 1 cm
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René Tavares, Ghetto Paradise, Painting

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Angu Walters, In the Village, Painting

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Femme et lumière, 2013
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Eric Tournaire, Turtles, Painting

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Turtles, 2006
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Adrien Bitibaly, Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, Photography

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Black Volta (Mouhoun) - Untitled n°14, 2018
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Paul Akiiki, The three sisters, Painting

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Paul Akiiki, Mother, Painting

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Prince Cartiee, Favourite Son #2, Photography

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Colbert Nourrice, Travayer, Painting

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150 x 100 x 2.5 cm
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Sebastien Arts, Golden Woman, Painting

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120 x 100 x 2 cm
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Omar Logang, The morning light, Painting

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114 x 146 x 2 cm
Painting

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Larbi Cherkaoui, Sans titre, Painting

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Sans titre, 2015
81 x 130 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$6,988

George Lilanga, Sculpture Shetani, Sculpture

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70 x 65 cm
Print

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Samir Salemi, Marrakech, Painting

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130 x 190 x 6 cm
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Dominic Benhura, Knee high Mommy, Sculpture

Dominic Benhura

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

$10,500

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

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

$4,076

Hicham Benohoud, Sans Titre - The Hole, Photography

Hicham Benohoud

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

$4,076

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

$9,318

Hatem Akrout, Autoportrait scarifié, Painting

Hatem Akrout

Autoportrait scarifié, 2006
150 x 110 cm
Painting

$5,241

Hany Houssien, Golden Kingdom, Painting

Hany Houssien

Golden Kingdom, 2014
90 x 70 x 2 cm
Painting

$5,125

Noureddine Chater, Sans titre, Painting

Noureddine Chater

Sans titre, 2015
150 x 150 x 2.5 cm
Painting

$9,318

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