The internet is changing the art world in South Africa. The days of traditional art exhibitions in Galleries with invited guests, is fast becoming a tendency of the past because of modern technology like the Internet. Art exhibitions, Galleries and Museums have already sprung up all over the internet and South Africa is no exception as the internet continues to grow and change with the future.
The reasons for the movement of art onto the internet are numerous but the following factors contribute to these changes.
The costs of an art exhibition in South Africa seem to increase all the time. The internet offers a very affordable way for South African artists to exhibit their art works to the world.
Parking in areas where art exhibitions are staged is often a problem for visitors. Why not stay at home and visit the art exhibition online in the internet or even more that just one exhibition visit 5 and not only in South Africa but throughout the world.
The increasing pace of living and with free time becoming an ever rarer recourse the internet make sense to artist and art buyers alike.
Most professional people visiting art exhibitions already have access to Internet either at home or at work so there is not even an extra expence for and online art gallery visit.
A person with Internet access can view an exhibition in comfort and in the privacy of their personal environment to search for that special work of art. Although the true nature of a work of art can never be seen on a computer screen we are fast moving towards 3D technology. If one already knows the artists work, one can form a much better picture of the virtual representation.
An added benefit is that one can have a second look at the exhibition at the click of a mouse button.
So it is with this positive note that we have built this South African art gallery in the internet