Why the collection was set up:

The Scheryn Art Collection provides collectors with the opportunity to contribute to the growth of African Art. The collection was set up in order to make purposeful and meaningful contributions to the African Art Market through mutually beneficial relationships with Art and Business. These relationships are advocated by founders Herman Steyn, executive director and founder of the Prescient Group and Dabing Chen, entrepreneur and founder of the Chenshia group.

Scheryn is set up in a way that it can welcome fellow collectors either through pooling capital or contributing art. Within the collection there is no return target or exit strategy so there is no expectation to trade or flip in the market. Rather Scheryn intends to be perpetual in order to represent and promote African Art. In this sense the collection becomes a gathering point for collectors to combine their collection in order to create a more meaningful conversation than they could have individually. It provides a platform to share ideas, learn from fellow collectors and offers administrative efficiency.

 About the collection:

The Scheryn Art Collection provides a unique opportunity for collectors who want to support African Art. The collection will collect artworks from Africa and the African diaspora with a global appeal. The Scheryn Advisory Board’s expertise is focused on Africa and thus Scheryn will be able to make the best possible use of its knowledge and capital to maximise its objectives. Our objectives are focused around being active in the African art market in a way that makes the most meaningful and sustainable contribution to the market.

The collection is built around the belief that art from Africa has the unique ability to continually challenge preconceptions of what African art should be. Africa is a continent of rich diversity and contradiction and its artistic production mirrors this. Cutting edge global art trends are combined with traditional techniques to provide unique perspectives on numerous social issues and celebrate Africa’s diverse identity. The creativity of the continent is showcased through various mediums and conceptual ideas in a way that dispels stereotypes and forces viewers to re-evaluate their views on African creativity.