Investable Artists

This series of articles aim to assist first-time and seasoned collectors navigate their way through the exciting art available by rising artists from across South Africa.
  • In the studio with Janet Dirksen
    Read our interview with painter Janet Dirksen in her new studio in the Western Cape and see her landscape paintings in action in our short film.
  • In the studio with SHAKES TEMBANI
    Read an interview and watch a short film behind the scenes with artist Shakes Tembani in his studio in Nyanga, Cape Town. Shakes explains how he has developed a distinctive bold painting style and added in new elements such as stripes and butterflies.
  • Making Visible the Invisible: James de Villiers
    James de Villiers shares the ideas and research behind his latest series of paintings which are for sale online and on show at our Cape Town Gallery. His abstract artworks draw on his studies of science, technology, mysticism and his own sub conscious to make these invisible phenomena visible through his abstract paintings.
  • Catherine Ocholla: 'THE SKY IS FALLING'
    StateoftheART is thrilled to present 'Chapter I: The Tooth and Fairies' of Catherine Ocholla's Master of Fine Arts submission entitled 'The Sky Is Falling'. See the works available for sale and on show at StateoftheART and read an excerpt from Catherine's MFA submission.
  • Opening of ABSTRACT*D
    On 7 May 2022 StateoftheART hosted the opening of an artist-led exhibition curated by Tanja Truscott, including new works by 5 abstract artists who created their work in a visual conversation. See some photos from the event and read Tanja Truscott's opening address.
  • Upcoming Exhibition: Abstract*d
    StateoftheART is thrilled to announce an upcoming group exhibition curated by Tanja Truscott featuring Abstract art with five artists who explore a visual conversation.
  • In conversation with Shui-Lyn White
    A deep conversation and studio visit with printmaker and abstract artist Shui-Lyn White who shares her ideas on cultivating creativity, finding 'beginners mind' and using gesture to create her abstract artworks.
  • In the studio with Juanita Oosthuizen
    See behind the scenes in the studio of Juanita Oosthuizen and read an exclusive interview with the artist about her paper artworks, hand-cut miniature chairs and signature black and white artworks.
  • Sylvester Zanoxolo Mqeku | South African Artist Magazine
    Sylvester Zanoxolo Mqeku, the winner of the 2021 StateoftheART Gallery Award is a Featured Artist in the 65th issue of the South African Artist Magazine, published in November 2021.
  • 2021 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
    StateoftheART is pleased to announce the ten artists shortlisted for the 2021 StateoftheART Gallery Award.
  • 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.
  • 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’
  • Opening of CREASE by Karla Nixon
    See photos and videos from the opening event of 'CREASE', a solo exhibition by Karla Nixon of contemporary artworks made from paper and inspired by textiles.
  • Claude Chandler | South African Artist Magazine
    Artist Claude Chandler is featured in Issue 59 of the South African Artist Magazine!
  • 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.
  • Guesthouse Art: De Zeven Guest Lodge Stellenbosch
    Take inspiration from De Zeven Guest Lodge in Stellenbosch who chose a selection of StateoftheART artworks to grace their walls.
  • Opening of NEXUS | March 2019
    On 7 March 2019 we opened NEXUS : a solo exhibition of new portrait paintings by Durban-based artist Corné Eksteen.
  • In the studio with Lisette Forsyth
    We go behind the scenes with Lisette Forsyth in her studio in Woodstock, Cape Town.
  • Your Definitive Guide To Reading A Piece Of Nude Art
    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..
  • Collecting SA Art Could Be A Stroke Of Genius
    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.
  • 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.
  • Buy Art, Even If It's Not Much Of An Investment
    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...
  • Appreciating What Is Good
    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.
  • Contemporary Botanical Painting
    Botanical artist Sally Arnold writes about the importance of botanical art in the world today....