Artists

Artists

A collection of articles, news and press about our StateoftheART artists, exploring their stories, ideas, art-making practice and of course, their artworks for sale.
  • Anina Deetlefs | South African Artist Magazine
    Read an interview with artist Anina Deetlefs in Issue 63 of the South African Artist's Magazine - available from August 2021.
  • Nature Art with Janet Botes
    We visit environmental artist Janet Botes and she explains her process of creating her 'Nuances' series: digital collages of landscapes inspired by her travels; in this short film and interview.
  • Kitty Dörje | South African Artist Magazine
    Read an interview with drawing and printmaking artist Kitty Dörje in the 63rd issue of the South African Artist Magazine, available from August 2021.
  • Chris Denovan | South African Artist Magazine
    Read an interview with contemporary artist Chris Denovan in the 62nd issue of the South African Artist Magazine, on shelves in June 2021.
  • Floral Portraits by Anina Deetlefs
    An interview with artist Anina Deetlefs about her popular floral portraits that combine portraiture with her love of graphic design and textiles while paying close attention to the names, meaning and symbolism in each piece.
  • Southern Vines | Winter 2021 | Art Scene
    Juanita Oosthuizen, Noeleen Kleve and Nicole Pletts are featured in the Winter edition of Southern Vines Magazine, available online and in stores nationwide from June 2021.
  • Studio visit with Kufa Makwavarara
    We visit artist Kufa Makwavarara at his home studio in Cape Town where he is busy with a large, colourful painting entitled ‘Covid Vaccine Roll-Out’
  • Janet Botes | South African Artist Magazine
    Janet Botes is interviewed and her art is featured in the 61st issue of the South African Artist Magazine. Learn more about her digital artworks and artistic process in this article.
  • John Roome | South African Artist Magazine
    John Roome is featured in thre 60th issue of the South African Artist Magazine, talking about his printmaking techniques and inspirations.
  • Southern Vines | Autumn 2021 | Art Scene
    Richie Madyira, Andre Serfontein and Adele Potgieter are featured in the Autumn 2021 edition of Southern Vines Magazine.
  • Claude Chandler | South African Artist Magazine
    Artist Claude Chandler is featured in Issue 59 of the South African Artist Magazine!
  • Opening of INTIMACY by Lisette Forsyth
    On Saturday 20 February, we hosted the opening event of 'INTIMACY' by Lisette Forsyth. The artist created a small, intimate space to relax and join her in an intimate conversation.
  • Balekane Legoabe | South African Artist Magazine
    Balekane Legoabe, winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award, is interviewed in Issue 58 of the South African Artist Magazine
  • 'A Time of Uncertainty' by Tanja Truscott
    Visit Tanja Truscott in her studio in this behind the scenes feature and read her thoughts about her latest collection of abstract paintings.
  • Art Investor Podcast: Chris Denovan
    Artist Chris Denovan chats to the Art Investor Podcast about his paintings on plexiglass and investing in emerging artists.
  • Southern Vines | Summer 2020 | Art Scene
    Anina Deetlefs, Janet Botes and Sue Kaplan are featured in the Summer 2020 Southern Vines Magazine.
  • Kufa Makwavarara | South African Artist Magazine
    Kufa Makwavarara is interviewed in Issue 57 of the South African Artist Magazine, published in November 2020.
  • Southern Vines | Spring 2020 | Art Scene
    Balekane Legoabe, Shakes Tembani and Tanja Truscott are featured in the Spring 2020 publication of Southern Vines Magazine.
  • In the studio with Helen van Stolk
    Read our interview and enjoy a short film with artist Helen van Stolk, exploring her process of creating her abstract paintings.
  • In the studio with John Roome
    Learn more about printmaking artist John Roome and his work, inspirations and background in this interview in his Durban studio.
  • In the studio with Nicole Pletts
    Learn more about Nicole Pletts and her process of painting and day to day life in the studio in this short film by StateoftheART.
  • Jo Roets: Patterns of Culture | South African Artist Magazine
    Jo Roets is featured in the South African Artist Magazine, describing her sculptural process with air-drying clay and the importance of self-discipline when running her art practice within a business model.
  • Opening of LIMINAL TIMELINE | February 2020
    Mother and son due Pascale and Claude Chandler opened their joint exhibition 'Liminal Timeline' on 12 February 2020 at StateoftheART Gallery in Cape Town.
  • StateoftheART Gallery Award 2020: Call for entries
    StateoftheART is delighted to present the 3nd edition of the StateoftheART Gallery Award in 2020, a visual arts prize aimed at uncovering emerging South African talent.
  • In the studio with Heidi Shedlock
    An interview and film with Heidi Shedlock in her studio in Durban about her love for capturing the form of beautiful flowers.
  • Artist Interview: Kitty Dörje
    We chat to Cape Town based artist Kitty Dörje about her ink drawings and printmaking in this interview and glimpse into her day-to-day life in the studio.
  • In the Studio with Grace Kotze
    Visit the studio of artist Grace Kotze in Durban, meet the local monkeys and catch a glimpse of her latest paintings in our short film.
  • In the Studio with Pascale Chandler
    Watch our short film with Pascale Chandler in her home and studio in Durban, and read more about her work and what inspires her playful horse paintings.
  • Art Pod Podcast : Claude Chandler interviews Jennifer Reynolds
    Jennifer Reynolds, owner and founder of StateoftheART Gallery chats to artist Claude Chandler in this Art Pod episode by Blended Podcasts.
  • Awards Reception : Finalists Exhibition 2019
    An exciting evening to celebrate the second edition of the StateoftheART Gallery Award and the top ten Finalists with work on show. We also announced the 2019 winner - Balekane Legoabe.
  • In the Studio with Melody French
    We visited the studio of abstract artist Melody French and captured part of her art making process to share with you in a short film.
  • In the Studio with Jeannie Kinsler
    Visit Jeannie Kinsler in her studio in Durban in this short film for a peek into her home life and creative inspirations.
  • Jo Roets: Winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award 2018
    Read Jo Roets' account of entering and winning the StateoftheART Gallery Award in 2018.
  • In the Studio with Corné Eksteen : NEXUS
    In this short film, we visit Corné Eksteen in his studio in Durban as he prepares for his solo exhibition 'NEXUS'.
  • Studio Visit with Laurel Holmes
    In this film and interview we visit the natural areas that inspire Laurel's printmaking and painting, and learn about visual loss and the impact of environmental degradation for future generations.
  • In the Studio with Noeleen Kleve
    Learn more about printmaking from artist and teacher Noeleen Kleve in her studio in Kommetjie.
  • ArtExpo2025 : Matryoshka dolls at StateoftheART
    In October 2018, StateoftheART hosted two human-size Matryoshka Dolls courtesy of the Russian Federation as an art project in support of their bid to host the World EXPO 2025 in Russia.
  • StateoftheART Gallery Announces Award Winner
    Jo Roets is announced as the winner of the StateoftheART Gallery Award for 2018.
  • In the studio with Tharien Smith
    We visit Tharien Smith in her studio and shop at Tharien's Trimorphic Art.
  • In the studio with Lisette Forsyth
    We go behind the scenes with Lisette Forsyth in her studio in Woodstock, Cape Town.
  • Southern Vines | Winter 2018 | Art Scene
    Karen Wykerd and Christine Crowley are featured in the Winter 2018 Southern Vines Magazine.
  • In the studio with Joanne Reen
    A short video on artist Joanne Reen in her studio in Port Elizabeth, and the inspiration she draws from the village of Nieu Bethesda.
  • How to Package Your Art with CORNÉ EKSTEEN
    StateoftheART presents 'How to Package Your Art' with CORNÉ EKSTEEN, a series of video tutorials in which Corné demonstrates every step of the packaging process.
  • VIDEO: in the studio with Karen Wykerd
    Learn more about Karen's work, process and inspiration in this short film created by StateoftheART.
  • Southern Vines | Autumn 2018 | Art Scene
    Drummond Murphy and Lizelle Kruger are featured in the Art Scene section of Southern Vines' Autumn issue.
  • #COCREATE Design Festival 2018
    StateoftheART participated in the #CoCreateSA DESIGN FESTIVAL, which aims to celebrate and examine the power of design to tackle current socio-economic and environmental challenges within an African context.
  • Garden and Home : A Journey of Discovery
    Deidre Maree is interviewed in the February 2018 South African Garden and Home Magazine.
  • In the studio with James de Villiers
    James de Villiers gives us exclusive insights into his studio space, history and art making process.
  • Southern Vines | Summer 2018 | Art Scene
    Two StateoftheART artists are profiled in the Summer 2017/2018 issue of the Southern Vines magazine.
  • Southern Vines | Spring 2017 | Art Scene
    Three StateoftheART artists are profiled in the Spring 2017 issue of the Southern Vines magazine.
  • Southern Vines | Art Scene - Spring 2016
    The Spring 2016 edition of Southern Vines features StateoftheART rising artist Chris Denovan.
  • In Good Taste | Cultural Happenings
    Yin Yang I by Corné Eksteen features on the cover of the June edition of Good Taste Magazine. There is also a short interview with the artist on page 44.
  • In the studio with Kendall-Leigh Nash
    We visit Kendall's studio to chat about what inspires her work, specifically looking at her series 'Call of the Wild', which forms part of our June group exhibition 'Beneath the Skin'.
  • First Thursdays | April 2016
    On 7 April 2016 we opened ORGANISM, the second solo exhibition of Janet Botes. Showing recent work inspired by the scientific-biological nature, but also the spiritual symbolism, of an organism.
  • Painting In The Moment
    Artist Michaela Rinaldi features in the February 2016 edition of SLOW magazine - read all about it here!
  • In the studio with Karen Wykerd
    Travel through the city of Cape Town with us as we visit the studio of Karen Wykerd for a closer look at the process and inspiration behind her precisely detailed city-scape paintings.
  • In the studio with Laurel Holmes
    We caught up with Johannesburg artist Laurel Holmes to chat about her work and her focus on painting still lifes of everyday objects as well as moody landscapes of the places she has visited.
  • In the studio with Janet Botes
    Sam Rietmann visited the Somerset West studio of visual artist Janet Botes to find out how she depicts the natural landscape in different formats and the inspiration behind her Land Art.
  • In the studio With Kitty Dorje
    What do Mary Poppins and the Terminator have in common? Not much if we are honest. Yet I encountered both of these figures in the studio of Kitty Dörje as we sat down to chat about the importance of silence, her new series of work and what the future holds.
  • In the studio with Claude Chandler
    StateoftheART intern Sam Rietmann recently interviewed Claude Chandler to give you a behind-the-scenes insight into his work and artistic inspiration.
  • In The Studio With Chris Denovan
    Artist Chris Denovan has recently moved in to a new studio in Observatory. We met up with him to preview his works-in-progress, learn about what inspires him, and see his work insitu.
  • Studio visit with Thelma van Rensburg
    Join us as we chat to StateoftheART artists to find out interesting snippets about their latest work and inspiration.
  • Contemporary Botanical Painting
    Botanical artist Sally Arnold writes about the importance of botanical art in the world today....