We’re excited to announce our expansion into the representation of African art. Since our inception in 2014, we watched our platform grow to now represent over 70 artists from 13 different countries across the Middle East and North Africa. While our coverage on the MENA region remains our core mission, our expansion into the emerging African market is aligned with our vision of developing into the art lifestyle destination for the culturally curious and staying connected to an evolving narrative from the region and beyond.
While this is a new market we are tapping into, it’s not in isolation! We aim to link the MENA region’s art-historical narrative with that of the wider African continent and provide access to a growing art market for our evolving collectors.
In Silence I Yearn V, Lwando Dlamini
To expand our reach, we joined forces with Rebecca Anne Proctor, a journalist and art consultant who has focused on covering the rise of the contemporary and modern African art market for the past five years. Together we curated a selection of artists that will share their narrative through compelling stories and enigmatic artworks. The section currently presents the work of six dynamic artists: Henri Abraham Univers from Burkina Faso/France, South African from Lwando Dlamini, Seshi Kossi from Togo, Tashi Majiri from Zimbabwe, Ethiopian Eyasu Telayneh and Tarik Chebli from Algeria.
Ma Spiritualite, Seshie Kossi
Our mission at Emergeast has always been to support artistic development and shine light on emerging talented artists to a global audience. Our new expansion aims to cement our mission further in representing talented artists from emerging markets. Henri Abraham Univers, known for his cosmological themed paintings said, “It is thanks to the dynamic energy, professionalism, and passion of the Emergeast team that enables them to increase the visibility of an artist to an international audience.”
Femme Cactus, Henri Abraham Univers
Art is a way for people to connect and discover, whether that is connecting to the love of their heritage, or discovering other cultures through artists’ narratives. As our collector base grows and develops, they too look for new ways to diversify their collection and broaden their knowledge on the current art market, and we believe that Africa is one of the most exciting markets for art at the moment.