Exclusive South African Township Art Increases its Fan Base
Cape Town, South Africa, 19 October 2011 – Showcased by online gallery, Fine Art Portfolio, the uniquely South African art genre, Township Art is attracting buyers from all over the globe.
Defined by colourful, bold and energetic colours and characters captured in a variety of innovative media, Township Art by a host of recognised and emerging South African artists is selling out fast.
South African Art with International Appeal
Original South African paintings that exude the dust, noise and cramped conditions of South Africa’s sprawling townships are appearing in private and corporate collections in Dubai, Germany, the USA, Australia and Mauritius.
With an ever increasing fan base stretching the length and breadth of the planet, works by some of the most collectible artists of the genre are becoming rare and highly valued.
To tap into this proudly South African art category, log on to the Fine Art Portfolio, click on the ‘Township Art’ category and browse the extraordinary collection of art works that are still up for grabs. Don’t procrastinate for too long though, as ‘sold’ signs in distinctive red are appearing all over the site with astounding alacrity!
About Township Art
Township Art was, and is, the art of defiance. Black South African artists resident in the poor slums created by the architects of apartheid would foil the attempts by the government to instil hopelessness, helplessness and zero opportunity by producing bright, boisterous and quite beautiful works of art that spoke of joy, happiness and the power to overcome.
Although the country has witnessed the evolution to democratic state, many of the challenges of poverty, unemployment and crime remain, prompting younger generations of township artists to grab the baton of hope and creativity.
Collectible South African Township Artists
Amongst a long list of highly desirable South African artists including Mauro Chiarla, Peter Sibeko and Benjamin Mitchley are a small group of exclusive Township Art practitioners who have created a body of work that ably reflects the tumultuous history of the poor urban areas:
- Frank Ross is one of the most collectible artists of the genre and his bright, colourful landscapes in mixed media can be found in collections all over the world. He recently had an opening night sell out exhibition in Switzerland, an accolade that underlines his enormous natural talent
- Katherine Ambrose is renowned for her busy, highly collectible naive works of art created in oil, acrylic and mixed media. Her vast body of work is a colourful documentary of life in South Africa’s poorer settlements
- Lazarus Ramontseng is a self taught South African artist with massive appeal. His wonderful textured landscapes in mixed media are becoming highly sought after collector’s pieces and are selling fast
Buying Township Art Online
If you’re a fan of the popular Township Art genre, log on to http://www.fineartportfolio.co.za and browse the extraordinary artworks by leading and developing South African artists including Chiarla, Sibeko, Ross, Mitchley, Ramontseng and Ambrose.
The Fine Art Portfolio is an established internet based gallery that provides a snapshot of some of the most appealing art works and artists in South Africa. A secure payment platform, together with certificates of authenticity and value that accompany each art work, enables art lovers to buy South Africa’s unique Township Art with the click of a mouse!
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