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Collector, Christian Sulger-Buel and gallerist, Tamzin Lovell Miller, have partnered to launch Sulger-Buel Lovell in London and Cape Town, specialising in contemporary African art.
Christian Sulger-Buel has been collecting African art for over 35 years, and Lovell Gallery has been operating in Cape Town since December 2009.
The new Gallery in London is conveniently located close to the Tate Modern in the setting of a Bankside loft.
The CapeTown salon privÃ© space is located in the Riebeek Valley winelands, with an office at Lovell Gallery in the heart of the gallery district in Woodstock. Sulger-Buel Lovell is positioned as part of a new approach in understanding the trajectories of contemporary African art and its relationship with the cultural heritage of Africa. It focuses on the challenges that artists are confronting in the urban environment of contemporary Africa, where art is a configuration of local, regional and intercontinental ideas andpractices. In the process of social and cultural change in Africa, Sulger-Buel Lovell is determined to highlight the increasing interconnection of artists through the process of globalisation, and exhibit significant established and emerging talents. Our belief is that the socio-cultural and economic transformations of Africa can be better understood through the analysisand interpretation of local art productions. Furthermore, contemporary art in Africa is relevant in understanding the broadersocio-political context of the continent and its importance in the lives of local communities. Sulger-Buel Lovell is born from a desire to support and focus on artists working in, or originating from, Africa and its diaspora.
Both partners wish to share their passion for contemporary African art with artists, collectors, and the public. They offer a highly individual approach to clients, as well as a great expertise and an extensive network of contacts around the globe.
The gallery will accompany existing and new collectors to this emerging market and introduce them to a broader range ofartists. The gallery is committed to long-term relationships with the most promising contemporary African artists as well as with collectors.