Welcome to StateoftheART, a boutique art 'e-tail' gallery which aims to inspire a new culture of art buying; where quality fine art is affordable, South African artists are championed and customers can easily find and buy from a curated selection of contemporary art - no matter their taste.
StateoftheART brings the gallery experience to you; we offer a 'click-to-buy' service for collectors unable to visit our gallery in person. All of our artists have been carefully selected; instead of showcasing thousands of artists, we choose to represent only a limited number so that you can be sure of the quality of the contemporary art for sale. Importantly, the majority of our proceeds from a sale are given to the artists who create these works, so when you buy art from StateoftheART you’re directly supporting our artists.
Our online art platform is complemented by a brick-and-mortar art gallery in Cape Town; you'll find us at 50 Buitenkant Street, in close proximity to The Book Lounge, District Six Museum, The A4 International Arts Centre, The Fugard Theatre (we're in good company) Haas - and Truth Coffee, amongst other notable destinations.
I love being surrounded by art - I think you will too.
Introducing the StateoftheART Curatorial Panel
StateoftheART is a selective fine art gallery; we do not accept every artist that would like to exhibit their work. All artists must first complete an application form and submit samples of their artwork for consideration by our panel of art professionals. The Panel choose artists who have interesting ideas, a relevant message and who demonstrate skillful execution in the creation of their artwork.
Gallery director and founder of StateoftheART.
Andrea is our gallery assistant and social media manager..
Janet Botes has been involved in various projects, exhibitions and initiatives in the Western Cape and Gauteng. This includes the Great Walk and More (Greatmore Studios, Woodstock), City Slickers (Wessel Snyman Creative, Cape Town) and the HumanEarth exhibitions. As an artist she works in different media and disciplines, having a wide repertoire in visual expression and the techniques involved in each discipline or art form. She is also the founder and curator for an interactive arts project entitled Scapes, which aims to bring artists from different disciplines together into creative collaborations focused on interaction with the landscape.
Danelle Malan is a fine artist and illustrator. She has a BAFA (2010) from the Michaelis School of Fine Art (UCT), having majored in painting. Danelle featured on the Dean's Merit List in both 2007 and 2010, and UCT purchased some work from her 2010 gradate exhibition to add to its prestigious collection. Danelle has a great interest in animals and the mysteries of human nature, and enjoys working an edge of humour into her art.
Bongani graduated with an N.Dip in Fine Art from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2010, having majored in Stained Glass under the mentorship of Amanda Snyman. Bongani is a Fine Artist with a passion for curating art exhibitions and managing public art projects. He was recently appointed by Mandela Bay Development Agency and artEC to assist with various commnunity art projects such as the 200 artists project, the Arts Journey, Route 67 and other artEC and Mandela Bay Development Agency related projects.