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Collections

Shop for artwork based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Artwork

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About Sanaa Tendaji

Sanaa Tendaji Sanaa Tendaji is my nom de pinceau or nom d’artiste. Historically, adoption of a nom de pinceau has been common practice among artists of the Far East. The artist’s name is not fixed but is fluid, changing with the development of the artist’s career and style of expression. Changes in a name can mark important life events or metamorphoses in the style and mood of the art produced. I find this a refreshing perspective. It is a counterpoint to the Western tradition in which collectors and art lovers sometimes purchase art as an investment based on the name of the artist. Emphasis on the name of the artist depersonalises interaction with art as we are pressured by the weight of reputation carried by the name. Appreciation of what is good in art becomes a social construct enforced by external approval of the artist’s name. In contrast, the use of a changeable nom de pinceau turns the spotlight on the quality and impact of the work itself. Interaction with the art becomes more personal. We are freed from the baggage of the artist’s name to let the work speak directly to us.

I was born in Tanzania and currently live in Singapore. I have always had a passion for art. In my travels across Africa and Asia, I have collected numerous pieces that have deeply moved me. I have continued to follow the development of many of the artists whom I have known.

This artifact is a project exploring cultural identity in African and Asian art. I present a curated selection of my collection representing works of contemporary artists from Africa and Asia. My dream is that these works will move you and speak to you as they do to me.

The galleries are currently under construction. Please, bear with me, and the first works will be up within a few weeks.