Welcome to StateoftheART, a boutique 'bricks-and-clicks' gallery which aims to inspire a new culture of art buying; where contemporary art is affordable, everybody is welcome, artists are championed and customers can easily find and buy art they love - no matter their taste.
StateoftheART brings the gallery experience to you; discover talented emerging and contemporary artists working in South Africa through our niche online gallery. All of our artists have been carefully selected by the StateoftheART Curatorial Panel; 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 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 Theartre (we're in good company) Haas - and Truth Coffee, amongst other noteable destinations.
I love being surrounded by art - I think you will too.
Introducing the StateoftheART Curatorial Panel
StateoftheART is a juried fine art gallery; we do not accept every artist that would like to exhibit the original art they have for sale. All artists must first submit samples of their paintings, drawings, sculpture, fine art photography and art prints, etc. for consideration to our panel of art professionals who maintain the quality of the original art being exhibited. The Panel selects each artist and every piece of artwork not only on merit, but to demonstrate a diverse range of styles, skills and techniques.
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.