Stateoftheart Gallery

StateoftheART is an innovative boutique-style gallery and e-commerce platform representing selected emerging and mid-career visual artists from across South Africa.

Established in 2010 and a pioneer in the online art market in South Africa, StateoftheART brings a carefully curated collection of affordable contemporary art directly to you by offering secure access to unique works of art through a 'click-to-buy' service for collectors unable to visit our Cape Town gallery in person. All artists have been carefully selected; instead of showcasing thousands of artists, we choose to represent only a limited number so that you can be sure of the quality of the fine art for sale.


Chris Denovan

Chris Denovan is a contemporary artist based in Cape Town South Africa. In 2005 he graduated with a Diploma in Fine Art (Majoring in Painting and Printmaking) from the Ruth Prowse School of Art. Chris then went on to study at The Animation School in 2006 and graduated with two official certificates in Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max, respectively. He also went on to win The Best Concept Characters Prize during his time at The Animation School. His experience in animation would subsequently have a significant impact in his approach to art. In 2011 Chris began to focus on his fine art and started his painting career. He has held 5 solo exhibitions to date, and participated in numerous group exhibitions countrywide. The artist's work can be purchased online through StateoftheART.

Thorn by Chris Denovan “Thorn by Chris Denovan”

oil on canvas painting by Chris Denovan, size 105cm x 97 cm

Thistle by Chris Denovan “Thistle by Chris Denovan”

oil on canvas painting size 97 x 105 cm