Jo Anke Gallery
Your source for fresh South African contemporary art

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Who we are and what we do

 Jo Anke online is a platform that allows South African contemporary artists to sell their paintings with ease. Since we are in the business of timeless beauty, we want nothing more than for our clients to acquire a collection they are proud to show off too. Our collection explores a variety of African contemporary themes; telling real and current African stories from social commentary, pop culture to satisfying an appetite for craftsmanship and status. With the support of our physical space in Johannesburg, we are able to provide a personalised art buying solution for individuals locally and internationally.  

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Disocver original paintings from some of the best emerging contemporary artists from South Africa.

FEATURED ON AUCTION

This beauty right here, Marikana Widows by contemporary artist Ayanda Mabulu is up for auction 17 February at Strauss Cape Town. It is a powerful and moving honour to the widows of Marikana, a domestic massacre that still plagues South Africa. By using collage, Ayanda has made reference to William Kendridge’s mining headgear but also Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, an anti-war painting completed in 1937. Driven by the same motif as in #picasso’s Guernica, the sun with the light bulb takes centre stage in Marikana Widows, which is a symbolic comment against violence in African communities. Share this great story of #unity. Register to bid to avoid disappointment.

Ayanda first achieved recognition when his political painting depicting a naked President Jacob Zuma caught the media’s attention back in 2010. Since then he has become synonymously known for creating large artworks that feature three of his most famous motifs: provoke, educate and rife with reference to African history. Though his stories are usually intense, they are without doubt a current reflection of South Africa's social and political landscape; serving as a masterpiece for African unity and prosperity. To arrange a private viewing of Ayanda's new artworks, send an email to private@joanke.co.za. For general enquiries, email info@joanke.co.za. New Collection coming soon!

MUST HAVE FAVES

To put together a great collection is not for the faint hearted. You must really be passionate with a desire for exclusivity...like politics or making money. Browse and buy from a fresh collection of some of the South African contemporary artists

RECENTLY SOLD

This moment is by no means our client's favourite as it is to us, SOLD! - that moment when you know its rare find, rare African story you will share for the rest of your life. What a joy. We travel across South Africa to find that one of a kind artist. And since we update our collection on a regular basis, you're bound to find something that's just right for you. Book an appointment with us much sooner on private@joanke.co.za