For many African artists, the structures in the art world are defined by unbalanced power dynamics and exploitation of labour, while those new to buying art and investing in culture are often put off by deliberately exclusionary conventions and obscured information.
Art of This Place exists because we believe emerging artists should be treated fairly, transparently, and with integrity; and we believe finding, appreciating and investing in this art should be easy.
Simon Lee was born in 1992, and is an economist and artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although he experiments across multiple media (including film photography and music), Simon places his primary creative attention on oil painting and ink drawing.
6 january 2021Article
For a limited time, Art of This Place’s participating artists will be selling works that offer our audience an opportunity to own their first piece of African art at a price point that will open the door to championing artists and developing your own collection of artworks.