African Art Archive, an online art platform, has rolled out its ambitious plans to use a suite of innovative new technologies including BlockChain and Virtual Reality to document, broker and promote contemporary African Art on the global stage.
The company aims to become the primary art online platform for consumers to interact, collect and learn about African Art.
African Art Archive provides an enabling online platform for artists and art enthusiasts by documenting and curating art with advanced technology including:
- Artist Archiving: a virtual home to all African artists, their works, and their stories with an image technology that makes art standout for African artists to exhibit their work.
- Business Solution: by promoting and driving sales, the platform connects African artists, businesses, and collectors with the global art market in an innovative and secure environment.
- Ultimate Visual Experience: through virtual exhibition with the use of technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence to give users the best experience of African art.
“With recent trends and predictions that hint at the African Art market becoming the next explosive worldwide phenomenon, African Art Archive aims at creating services that inform and educate local organizations and collectors to take advantage of the severely undervalued market. There is no better time to use technology to invest in African art, build collections, and keep more of our creative wealth within the continent’’, shares Uly Ogwah, artist and co-founder of African Art Archive.
Uly has built up a portfolio of over 100 paintings and is a Fellow at Singularity University where he is recognised for his wide expanse of knowledge in cutting-edge technologies such as Blockchain and Virtual Reality.
Advisory board member and art patron, Amma Gyampo comments, “African Art Archive is building up a base of continental and global consumers of contemporary African Art. Our current call to action is simple; to have African Trustees, Board Members, CEOs, organisations and individuals purchase African art for home, office and collections, supporting local artists”.
African Art Archive, founded by Uly Ogwah and Amaka Nwoko Rowland, is made up of a group of artists, art lovers, and technology enthusiasts on a mission of digitizing African art and culture to create the first comprehensive virtual home for African art. With an international team and strategic innovation advice from Lajuanda Asemota– Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Singularity University, Amma Gyampo– Founder of AmDeCo, and the vast network at Singularity University, African Art Archive has been able to put together an innovative, game-changing product with sustainable business prospects.