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.
Anushka Kempken was born in 1996 and is a visual artist based in Cape Town, South Africa. She explores different ways of manipulating surface materials through weaving techniques, creating ambiguity and depth. Anushka sees her work as a continuation of the organic harmony seen in nature and life. Her art making process is a series of intuitive decisions that result in a mess or harmony of individual stories that come together. A process of calming the storm and bringing order to chaos.
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.