About Origin Art


Origin Art is a dynamic contemporary art gallery situated in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa. Our gallery is dedicated to showcasing the best of contemporary visual art from South Africa and the diaspora, working with established and emerging artists alike to present a diverse array of developing art forms.

We believe that art should be collectible, conversational, and tell a story. That’s why we’ve created a sagacious environment for our visitors to find, explore, and be intrigued by the works on display. Our goal is to build a dynamic community of engaged collectors and influential artists, who can contribute to the contemporary art discourse by sharing their perspectives and insights.

At Origin Art, we’re committed to showcasing art that presents alternative perspectives and aesthetics to the status quo. We believe that art has the power to challenge, inspire, and transform, and we’re passionate about creating a space where visitors can experience the best of contemporary visual art in South Africa.

About Origin Art Online

Origin Art Online is rapidly becoming South Africa’s leading online art gallery, helping artists, collectors, and everyone in between, to connect and stay up-to-date with the South African art market, specifically emerging South African artists. Origin Art allows emerging South African artists to exhibit and sell their work in a transparent and very simple way.


Origin Art offers a number of artworks that range from paintings to sculpture, from photography to found objects, in various price ranges. We provide South African artists with an expertly curated environment that will make selling their work easy and seamless.


Origin Art is aimed at making artists’ lives easier and cheaper. We handle the business, which leaves you with a lot more time to focus on creating and conceptualising. There is no down side to submitting your art to be displayed on the site, as you will only pay when you sell. There are no subscription fees and only once an artwork has been purchased, a 50% commission fee will be charged. Please visit the Artist’s Resources page for more information.


Origin Art has also made buying art simple and risk-free. We offer an amazing selection of works and will handle shipping, as well as insurance. We do not have a return policy, however if you feel that you are unsatisfied with your purchase and cannot bare to look at it a moment longer, we will happily exchange the work for another artwork in the same price range.


We are based in Johannesburg, internationally known as one of the fastest emerging art hubs, not only in South Africa, but in the world. Origin Art is redefining the experience of buying and selling art by making it easy, convenient and welcoming for collectors, art lovers and artists alike.

Why Choose Us

The Best Shipping

Origin Art is aimed at making collector’s lives easier so we will provide various shipping quotes to help you find the best bang for your buck.

7 Day Exchange Policy

If you feel that you are unsatisfied with your purchase and cannot bare to look at it a moment longer, we will happily exchange the work for another artwork in the same price range.

Online Support 24/7

Having problems? Simply send us an email and we will reply to you within a few minutes.