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The Pan African Market is the brainchild of people who identified the opportunity to create something that would become uniquely and distinctly African multi-ethnic. When spoken of, African Art tends to be homogenised. In the Pan African Market, however, there is both the ingénue and the connoisseur to bring to bear the incredibly edifying exposure to the cultures of peoples from various parts of Africa.

When spoken of, African Art tends to be homogenised. In the Pan African Market, however, there is both the ingénue and the connoisseur to bring to bear the incredibly edifying exposure to the cultures of peoples from various parts of Africa. One is able to explore three floors laden with stunning pieces, each corner leading to yet more revelation. The next step in the exploration of this artwork is to bring forth its stories to begin, not only to contextualise these art pieces but also to enhance the buyers’ knowledge of the cultures of Africa.

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The Market



The Pan African Market in Cape Town offers an impressive display of African culture, craftsmanship and artistic talent.

FEATURED ARTISTS

GUY HIVER MAZONGA
GUY HIVER MAZONGA
Artist - Calligraphy

Guy was born on the 1st March 1979 in Brazzaville, Congo. He received his high school education, opting for plastic art, and then later did his tertiary at the Academy of Fine Art. He was a calligraphy student at the Cape Friends of Calligraphy where he also studied letter carving on stone.

 

EXHIBITIONS :


  • National Gallery in Brazzenville, Congo (1995) London Contemporary Art, London (1997)
  • Cadre D Esprit, Paris (1999)
  • Chatel Du Mobilier, Gabon (2001)
  • The Pan African Market, Cape Town (2004)
  • The Red Gallery, Cape Town – (2006)

Guy also received a certificate of recognition for his excellent performance and display of African and crafts at the Civic Centre, Cape Town( dated 25th May 2007).

10+ Years
FELISTERS SAIMON
FELISTERS SAIMON
Artist - Sculpturist

Felisters Saimon is an artist specializing in Paper Mache sculpturing. Born in Malawi in 1972, She studied the art in high school and being motivated by her mother who was an artist as well She moved to SA. Later, she opened a shop at the Pan African Market, in which she admits it made her grow as an artist.

10+ Years
ERICK GBOLIN BENDE
ERICK GBOLIN BENDE
Artist - Calligraphy

Erick was born on the 29th November 1981 in Congo, DRC. His educational background includes studying plastic art at the Academy of Fine Art (E.S.P.O.R.A), and the later learned to do calligraphy at the Cape friend of Calligraphy, where he also studied letter carving on stone.

EXHIBITIONS :


  • Memorial Church, DRC – 1999
  • Gallery Boboto, DRC – 2003
  • Halle de la Gombe, DRC – 2005
  • Mannas Gallery, Belgium – 2008
  • Art 1 Gallery, Cape Town – 2006
  • The Pan African Market, Cape Town – 2006
  • Civic Center, Cape Town 2007
  • Artscape, Cape Town – 2008

 

10+ Years
ABASS
ABASS
Artist - Fashion Design

He grew up in a city of Cape Coast in Ghana, where he was first to introduce to the world of fashion through him making bags for both men and women. He desired to explore more options , so his move to South Africa has provided him with a new sense of clothing, distinguishing rural and urban designs

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Abass’ experience making bags in Cape Coast .and his new insight into city life has inspired him to expand his abilities in order to make handbags, shoes, and clothing by using both Kente material (Brightly colored cloth consisting of separate strips sewn together made in Ghana) and local material to bring creative ideas to life.

10+ Years
 

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