There are a growing number of reasons to buy South African art. Some will buy art simply as an investment tool, whilst others will view it as an altruistic opportunity of supporting emerging black artists. Tourists may be intent on re-living the memories of an African adventure but most will undoubtedly buy South African art purely for its aesthetic value. In a nutshell, art as décor.
Since the beginning of time, man has beautified himself and his surroundings with highly stylised bone and wooden carvings, wooden masks, beadwork, pottery and even geometric patterns on the walls of dwellings. Most of these earliest art forms had strong symbolic overtones but some were simply to enhance the person and his property.
Over the centuries we have developed a strong sense of decoration in our clothes, our homes and even ourselves. Décor, particularly interior décor, defines who we are as a person and often hints at our pleasures, treasures and our joys.
There’s a wide and diverse array of South African art and artists which will complement and enhance almost any private or public space. A range of styles from realism to ultra-modernism, and everything in between, are on offer though our portfolio of established art galleries, located across South Africa, as well as right here online.
Seascapes or landscapes with sweeping panoramic views by Mauro Chiarla, Errol Norbury, David Bucklow, Simon Addy or Richard Rennie often increase the feeling of space where depth or perspective is needed, whilst the continuous movement and vibrant colours of Township Art, by Frank Ross, Katherine Ambrose or Wallace Hulley, will lighten even the gloomiest of rooms.
The trick to buying South African art, strictly as décor, is to ensure it fits in with the overall ambience or style of your home or office. All art categories have the ability to enhance your home or office in a different way and where you place them is entirely your personal choice.
The benefit of sourcing South African art online from the comfort of your home is that you have access to over 4500 original and unique artworks in one place at one time. It’s no longer necessary to spend valuable time and effort visiting multiple galleries, searching for that perfect piece.
The online buying process is simple and enjoyable. Browse our art, make your selection and we’ll furnish you with all the relevant information on the artwork and the artist, including a detailed artist resume. Then it’s up to you to make the final decision.
Once we’ve finalised payment, packaging and delivery arrangements, you can sit back and relax while your original South African art treasure is en route to you. Purchasing South African art online is safe, simple and secure and includes the supply of an invoice and a certificate of authenticity and value. Read more about delivery and shipment of artwork on our shipping information page.Contact us on +27 (0)21 551 1528 to order authentic South African art for your home or office.