Contemporary art can be defined as practically any piece of art made between the 1970s and the here and now, with pop art, popularised by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, considered by many to be the loose beginning of the Contemporary era.

The style tends to be more abstract in nature, often relying on the viewer to infer their own meaning from the piece, and while there are pieces that are created as statements and reactions, even these pieces allow for diversity in interpretation.

These artworks often have a much greater focus on the world around them, drawing from contemporary situations and ideas to form a piece of social and political commentary. Since its inception, contemporary works have been employed the world over to challenge the viewers preconceived notions of the world around it, by channelling the subjects it sprung from to form a coherent piece.

    • PENSIF, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      In this highly textured abstract painting I have attempted to invoke the viewers subconscious mind in a way to imagine the colours moving over the canvas.Good quality acrylic painted on all sides on gallery style canvas with varnish for protection it is ready to hang or framed if desired.Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity and signed on the front. 
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    • Pensive, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • $450.00
      1.5cm (D) x
      40cm (H) x
      30cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang. Signed on the back.Recently, I have returned to painting nude figures, using a limited blue colour palette. For the subject matter, I have referred to my life drawing classes at VAS.This painting is ready to hang. Similar colours have been used on the edges of the canvas to match the painting....
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    • Perfect Day On The Bay, Oil Painting by Carmen McFaull Artist
    • $1,000.00
      2cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      100cm (W) x
      This image is a hand painted oil on print. The boats are moored in the bay and look inviting.The patterns across the water imply reflections and gentle tidal flow. A perfectly still day which i will always remember.
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    • Pink Perfection - Gumnut Blossoms, Acrylic Painting by Julie Hollis Artist
    • $700.00
      4cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      My first artwork for 2020 and it had to be a Gumnut Blossom in pink. I just adore these flowers! I think it may be obvious. The background is beautiful phthalo green with a burnt sienna and gives a beautiful glow to the artwork. Certificate of Authenticity comes with each artwork Sides are painted to match the background. Quality Australian Acrylics on Gallery...
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    • Pretty In Blue, Watercolour Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $190.00
      0.1cm (D) x
      30cm (H) x
      42cm (W) x
      As one of my Grounded Series in part this piece speaks of my connection to the earth and nature to which I have always been closely aligned.On a recent trip to the Flinders Ranges in South Australia I was struck by the number of animals that had met with an unfortunate end on the roads of this vast area. Through...
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    • Pretty Polly - Macaw- Original Painting, Mixed Media Painting by Johanna Larkin Artist
    • $640.00
      2cm (D) x
      61 (total frame size is 79.2)cm (H) x
      46 (total frame size is 64.2)cm (W) x
      Mixed Media on paper, ready to hang Signed on the front This artwork comes with an external frame Pretty Polly sure is pretty. Polly measures 610mm x 460mm (total frame size is 792 x 642mm) and comes in a custom-made solid timber frame that has been both v nailed and glued for extra strength. Finished with a product called "Art...
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    • Prima Ballerina, Oil Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $355.00
      3cm (D) x
      30cm (H) x
      30cm (W) x
      Like the twinkle in a toddler’s eye at her very first ballet class this piece is cute, playful and full of promise...Artist Quality Oils On Stretched CanvasReady To Hang - Painting Has A Strong Wire Across The BackSides Are PaintedSigned On The FrontIncludes Certificate Of Authenticity
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    • Primary Succession, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • Sold.
      3.8cm (D) x
      101.6cm (H) x
      121.9cm (W) x
      - This comes with string/wire on the back to hang the artwork.- Painting is unframed but it can be framed with a raw timber float frame before it's shipped.- The sides of the canvas are painted as well.- The work is varnished for protection front and sides.- Signed at the back with my name, date, and artwork title.- In situ...
    • PRINTEMPS, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      4cm (D) x
      101cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      In this abstract composition I have used vivid colour acrylic paint applied with a palette knife and modeling tools, on a swirling background with gold and bronze triangle shapes that bring this piece together in a way to stimulate the subconscious mind. This artwork would look great and would compliment most interior design projects.Acrylic on gallery style stretched canvas painted...
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    • Pure Shores, Acrylic Painting by Kerry Sandhu Artist
    • $380.00
      3.54cm (D) x
      30.5cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      'Pure Shores'The painting title is named after the All Saints song of the same name.Inspired by Western Australia's beautiful Sunset Coast, this painting beautifully captures the uniqueness of the red Australian Outback meeting the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean in the Cape Leveque region in the North West of Western Australia.This painting is full of beautiful textures in...
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    • PURPLE AND WHITE FLOWERS, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • Sold.
      3.75cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      Flowers are wonderful to paint.  They provide delicious colours, and wonderful organic shapes and lines. The presence of flowers in the home or garden helps reduce anxiety and depression.  A fresh bunch of blooms has easily been one of the top choices for gifts to give for centuries . Flowers are a great way to express and convey your love, feelings, and emotions...
    • Purple Rain, Oil Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $350.00
      3cm (D) x
      40.5cm (H) x
      30.5cm (W) x
      The first time I ever saw these luscious fields of purple was on our trip to the Flinders Ranges. If I remember correctly it was in the month of October must just have been the right time of the season for it. We were driving past and all you could see was purple upon purple of course we had to...
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    • Rainforest
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      152cm (W) x
      Amongst the vivid emerald and refreshingaqua, two butterflies flit against a backdrop of deepest blue. A strikingfragmented painting filled with swirling patterns and vibrant refreshingly coolhues.This work is fitted with D rings and wire for immediate hanging. The pattern continues around all sides, therefore, there is no need to frame. On the back you will find my signature, initials, title...
    • Red Hibiscus Flower (small format), Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $150.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      21cm (H) x
      29.5cm (W) x
      This is an original handmade watercolour painting RED HIBISCUS FLOWER based on a photo from my own garden.  Everyone loves Hibiscus flowers as they instantly take you to somewhere tropical and warm - one of my own all-time favourite flowers!This artwork was created using artist quality watercolour paints on good quality smooth textured watercolour paper (300gsm). It is a small...
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    • REDUCED PRICE The Perfect Ending 4 Iluka Nsw, Oil Painting by Michelle Keighley Artist
    • Sold.
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      152.4cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang Signed with a certificate of authenticity Many a family holiday I have spent overlooking this very beach in Iluka NSW, most days we would watch the sunset or a storm roll in during hot summer afternoons I have tried to capture the feeling I have when I am in this beautiful...
    • Réflexions 1 L'automne, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      This piece was inspired by the French artist Claude Monet and it is an abstract interpretation of the reflections on a pond in the months of Autumn, with a little imagination Monet himself can be seen in the background. Good quality acrylic paint has been applied with a palette knife on gallery stretched canvas to give a wonderful effect. It...
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    • RÉFLEXIONS 4 ÉTÉ, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      3cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      This art piece is the fourth in my "Relexions" series and was inspired by the French artist Claude Monet and is an abstract expressionist interpretation of reflections on a pond through willow trees in months of Summer. Painted with vivid colours and texture to enhance the warm colours of the Summer months. This piece would compliment most interior decor projects.It...
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    • Renaissance RAnga, Acrylic Painting by Lesley Taylor Artist
    • $850.00
      4cm (D) x
      101.7cm (H) x
      101.7cm (W) x
      This renaissance woman hold back her magnificent chestnut hair and look at you imperiously.  She’s proud to be a red head (ranga).  She knows that…*Red hair occurs naturally in up to 2% of the human population,*Gingers are more likely to be sensitive to cold and hot sensations than people with different hair colours.*A lot of redheads are also left-handed.*Red hair does not turn...
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    • Reve, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      45.5cm (H) x
      45.5cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.My painting 'Reve' portrays the enjoyment and fulfilment of an artist of dance and movement. The art of ballet.This painting is ready to hang.Similar colours have been used on the edges of the canvas to match the painting. I’ve used high-quality oil pigments and it’s been well-varnished.If...
    • Rift, Acrylic Painting by Julee Latimer Artist
    • $960.00
      3cm (D) x
      60cm (H) x
      122cm (W) x
      The dramatic opposites of black and white meet halfway through grey in a painting inspired by ice melting. With its flickers of gold this is a bold, unusual combination of linear and organic patterns.  This work has two sets of D rings and wire for your choice of vertical or horizontal hanging (see in situ images). The pattern continues around all...
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