Welcome to StateoftheART, an innovative boutique-style gallery and e-commerce platform representing selected emerging and mid-career visual artists from across South Africa.
Established in 2010 and a pioneer in the online art market in South Africa, StateoftheART brings a carefully curated collection of affordable contemporary art directly to you by offering a 'click-to-buy' service for collectors unable to visit our Cape Town gallery in person. All 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 fine 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.
StateoftheART opened its physical doors in the centre of Cape Town in 2013 with two objectives: to meet the desire of artists for their works to be seen in 'real-life', and to reassure buyers of the quality of artwork and give them peace of mind when investing online.
We host an exciting program of exhibitions by up-and-coming local artists at our Cape Town gallery; 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.MEET THE TEAM:
We believe that art should be bought for love and sold with passion: we also appreciate that art is very individual and will gladly help with sourcing your perfect piece of art from our roster of talented artists. When you’re on a search for a work of art to suit a certain space, style, genre, scale or budget, we’re available online or at our Cape Town gallery to discuss this with you.
Gallery director and founder of StateoftheART.
StateoftheART is the brainchild of Jennifer Reynolds. Before founding the gallery, Jennifer's career spanned the financial markets and technology sectors, which included 18 years with news and information vendor Reuters in both South Africa and Europe. Ready for a new challenge outside of the financial markets, she relocated to Cape Town to pursue her passion for art, launching StateoftheART online in 2010, and opening a physical gallery in the city centre in March 2013.
Gallery Assistant, Film 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.