Articles

  • 10 September 2017
    Jayson Coomer of Rolling Alpha gives some insight into how and why investors decide whether an artwork is worth the asking price.
  • 27 May 2017
    We share some extracts from an article by Katherine Brooks for HuffPost Arts And Culture on how to talk about nudity in art without sounding prudish or pervy..
  • 9 September 2016
    The Spring 2016 edition of Southern Vines features StateoftheART rising artist Chris Denovan.
  • 8 May 2016
    In a tense political time where xenophobic and racist attacks flare up on farms, in townships and at protests, art has more responsibility than ever to communicate the spirit of Ubuntu and explore who we really are as human race. Our upcoming group exhibition 'Beneath the Skin' is inspired by this.
  • 7 February 2016
    Having A Good Art Collection Of SA Art Could Be A Stroke Of Genius: David Shapiro tips StateoftheART as a source for young collectors in an article for Times Live.
  • 29 January 2016
    Artist Statement of photographic artist Bettie Coetzee Lambrecht's project 'SHE WHO MAKES A DIFFERENCE' that focuses on the community work of Dr Elbé Coetsee.
  • 13 January 2016
    StateoftheART takes a look at trends forecast for for 2016, including the Pantone Colour(s) of the Year, Earth Form trend from Caroline Cecil Textiles, and forecasts by Macal Wright and Maria Killam.
  • 17 November 2015
    With new media, 2D and 3D art, "real-time" interdisciplinary creations at art festivals, biennales and online, the art world is embracing new technologies. As a leading online gallery for contemporary art we are eager to see what the future will bring and welcome the new revolution in art.
  • 31 July 2015
    Artist and gallery owner Cedric Vanderlinden writes about buying original art for the workplace in the latest Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber INFOCOM.
  • 26 June 2014
    An article by Usha Seejarim, for the Art of Access, on why artistic authenticity is the key to a sustainable career in this industry.
  • 25 June 2014
    Nuances is a series of crafted photographic landscapes by Janet Botes. Each work is a montage of photographs, drawing, hand-painting and scanned textures to depict a landscape that the artist visited or has a personal connection to. Read what the artist has to say about this work.
  • 23 June 2014
    A short introduction to Urban Art, with examples by StateoftheART artists, which includes photography that shows street art within the context of surrounding area, and a photographic cityscape montage that aims to express the essence of the urban environment.
  • 15 January 2013
    In Part II, environmental artist Janet Botes explores 'Green Art' in the context of Found Object Assemblage, Installation Art, Land Art and New Media Art.
  • 9 December 2012
    Janet Botes is an artist who aims to inspire change and respect towards all living things and Mother Earth - preserving biodiversity and a heritage for future generations. In the first of a two-part series, Janet introduces us to environmental art and the materials used to create 'green art'.
  • 12 October 2012
    Local entrepreneurs like online gallery owner Jennifer Reynolds use the internet to connect buyers with artworks.
  • 19 September 2012
    THE art market survived — and thrived — during and after the financial crisis of 2008, leading many investors to consider adding art to their portfolio. With bankrupt governments implementing financial repression, competing assets yield little or nothing. Read more...
  • 6 November 2011
    In the early 1970s Fred Scott started collecting art. He discusses the ongoing conflation of the words "Collecting" and "Investing", and what exactly distinguishes them.
  • 27 October 2011
    Botanical artist Sally Arnold writes about the importance of botanical art in the world today....
  • 7 October 2011
    Janet Ranson writes for StateoftheArt on the complexities of becoming an art curator.
  • 21 April 2011
    Wineries create a space that stimulates the senses and encourages a broader enjoyment of sensory pleasures, including their art collections. Source: Mail and Guardian 21 Apr 2011 00:00 - Tim James
  • 18 December 2010
    Picking out future stars before they are a’name’ can be lucrative – art school degree shows are ripe for discovering new talent and buying more affordable work.
  • 31 August 2010
    Hints and tips for framing your photogaphic print (digital C-print) or Limited Edition print.
  • 10 August 2010
    Group the artworks into clusters of two or three. Odd numbered groups suggest a focal point while even numbered groupings exude a calming and organised effect......
  • 15 July 2010
    Despite these recession-hit times people are still buying art work from graduates in the hope of spotting the next William Kentridge. Your graduate exhibition is the opportunity to present your degree collection and introduce yourself as an artist. It is the launch-pad of your career and a celebration of your achievements to date.
  • 15 July 2010
    RETAIL therapy is all too common, but have you ever felt the same need to splash out on art? StateoftheArt.co.za shares some invaluable tips on choosing your perfect artwork ....