These wonderful images of Africa and its people, are perfect as wall art, in any home or office. Meet Martin Osner, a multi-award winning artist, including voted the best contemporary international artist 2008 / 2009 by Arteque art volume 3 (Masters of Today) his photography is characterized by an urge to explore with the willingness to experiment. His collection consists of ghostly abstract renditions, moody landscapes and social documentary imaging sold through his own signature gallery in Green Point, Cape Town.
African Wall Decor│Wooden Plank MasksAfrican Wall Decor│Wooden Plank Masks
African wooden plank masks as wall decor, is an ideal decorating idea, in either a contemporary, traditional home or office space. Furthermore, African masks are also the single most influential piece of African Art as well as, the most recognized as such, all over the world. The masks we are featuring today are all hand carved from wood by Africa’s indigenous people. Also the mask invariably goes hand-in-hand with the apropos attire that are worn in these Celebrations. As a result these African tribal masks are either celebratory in nature: giving thanks for the great harvest. Spiritual: by initiating transformation or calling on the spirit for guidance or to thank them. And last but not least, religious in nature.
The wooden masks featured on this post cover page are from – Kenya’s Giryama people that hand carve these flat wooden post, to serve as tombstones called Kikangu. Furthermore, the grave markers have several functions; representing the Giryama’s way of life as well as, the ancestor’s spirits are honored by erecting these post. As a result, these markers also serves as conduit between the ancestral realm and the land of the living.
The abstract and geometric forms and carved patterns of Kikangu serve as a roadmap representation of the spirit. The gravestone marker is also a tribute and blueprint of the deceased time on earth.
Africa’s Contemporary Artist R. SlingsbyAfrica’s Contemporary Artist R. Slingsby
ROBERT SLINGSBY, KNOWN FOR BEING CONSISTENTLY AHEAD OF THE CURVE…..
Robert Slingsby was born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1955. He discovered as a small child both his talent for drawing and his affinity for Africa in the form of rock-art and artefacts he left for Holland to study at the Vrije Akademie in Den Haag for five years. He held over twenty one solo exhibitions in Holland during his time there. Robert is an articulate, colourful and knowledgeable man, whose creative courage has even influenced the style of everything he surrounds himself with. This has made him and his home a sought after subject for books on homes, magazines and television such as CNN Arts club and the French photojournalist Solvi dos Santos. Robert is in collections, both public and private worldwide. These include a variety of collections such as the Deutshe Bank, Department of Foreign Affairs, Investec, SASOL, Pietersburg Art Museum, Bundesbank in Germany, South African Reserve Bank, Pepsico, Witwatersrand University Collection and the personal collection of the famous family of Wyeth artists, amongst many others.
African Wall Art│Landscape PhotosAfrican Wall Art│Landscape Photos
|© Namibia – The Trees of Deadvlei – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© Namibia – Excelsior – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© Namibia – The Lucky Lilies – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© Namibia -The Pyramid – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© Botswana – Orange Darkness – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© South Africa, Mpumalanga – Blyde in Full Flow – by: Houghaard Malan|
|Lesotho – Sehlabathebe National Park, Drakensberg – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© South Africa – Gold Rush – Glentana Beach, Garden Route – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© South Africa – Kalahari Summer Sunset – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© South Africa -Kogelbay Sunset – Western Cape – by: Houghaard Malan|
|© South Africa – Purple Dawn – Hole in the Wall, Wild Coast – By: Hougaard Malan|
|© South Africa -Eastern Freestate Autumn – By: Hougaard Malan|