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Contemporary African Art Blog

Contemporary African Art Blog

African Art

Fang Ngil mask Gabon Christies

While the focus of this site is contemporary African art, I believe it is essential to understand what has gone before...

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Ceramic crystal

I am based in Cape Town South Africa. I studied in Cape town and Kwazulu Natal. I work in Ceramics, in cement and I paint and draw, I also digitally

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African Culture

Liuwa ritual

In Africa, rich and diverse cultures exist from country to country

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Contemporary African pottery

odundu orange

Contemporary African pottery is characterized by an eloquence of form and a finesse of finish that one does not generally expect in a vessel of utility.

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Contemporary African Bead Art

tameu mrxstitch

Contemporary beading in Africa takes on many forms..

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Bogolan mud cloth

mali mud cloth

Bogolan mud cloth

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African Slavery and Contemporary African Art

slave calender cover

African Slavery is a highly emotive subject which continues to affect and impact millions of people the world over.

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African Baskets

rice basket moz

Basket making in Africa is an ancient skill that has survived to this day.

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African musical instruments

bowl lyre

The following are some of the African musical instruments used throughout the continent, primarily sub-Saharan:

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Dela Anyah’s multifaceted practice examines the history and decomposition of discarded objects within local vulcaniser shops, exploring rebirth and identity

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The Coastal Serenade

In his new body of work, Kingsley Otu, a social documentary photographer, examines the lives and livelihoods of Tarkwa Bay Island, a fishing community

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African masks

mask choke artsmia

African masks are possibly the most admired and well known art form of Africa. They are both idea and form

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African Beads and Beading


In Africa, beads have transformed and elevated the ordinary

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African Culture

Shogo Olalekan Uthman is a digital artist born and raised in Nigeria. At the esteemed University of Ilorin, he earned both his B.Sc. and. M.Sc. At a

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Joshua is a seasoned conceptual creative with over half a decade of industry experience, encompassing diverse dimensions of art, including photography

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Shona Sculpture

blind boy matemera

Shona Sculpture

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Contemporary African Art

serge clottey plastic pollution

Contemporary African Art is difficult to categorize just as singularly defining 'art' in the 21st Century is virtually impossible.

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African Pottery

mangbetu pottery

Pottery traces the very thread of existence of Africa’s inhabitants.

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Ebenezer Agboola

Ebenezer Agboola spent his entire life in Nigeria, where he was born and raised, before relocating to the UK. By experimenting with lens-based, photographic

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Mobolade Aregbesola is a Nigerian born digital artist, where he lived all his life before moving to the U.K In his search for creative endeavours, he

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Kuba Cloth

moraga kuba cloth

Kuba Cloth

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Our Africa-gallery specializes in Ethiopian tribal art, collects and sells tribal used art from all over Africa and especially from Ethiopia. Our Gallery

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Kente Cloth


Kente Cloth, Ghana

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Baho is an African registered clothing brand that means Live'. Created this brand as a way of expressing hope among Africans through fashion. Baho is

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I am a self made artist inspired by nature. My paintings are done on canvas, fabric and any other material. Having grown up on the outskirts of the

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Contemporary African Textile Art

mahama-installation accra

contemporary african textile art

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Soul Searcher

In Memoriam

Ben Onuorah is a Fine Artist (painting and drawing) and Computer Scientist. He had his art education at Yaba College of Technology, University of Nigeria,

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Adorn Home, Kenya

Adorn Home is an Eco Sustainable Home & Lifestyle Store based in Nairobi, Kenya. We create beautifully designed pieces by utilizing the earth, foliage,

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African Clothing

indigo dress

African clothing commonly refers to the traditional clothing worn by the people of Africa.

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mansaray allien resurrection

Abu-Bakarr-Mansaray b 1970, Tongo This unique artist from Sierra Leone is a fabulously individualistic designer and inventor.

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