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.

    • To The Sea (Mykonos), Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $150.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      39.3cm (H) x
      27.5cm (W) x
      This is an original copy of my handmade watercolour painting TO THE SEA based on a holiday photo from the iconic Greek island of Mykonos.  In this tourist Mecca that gets so crowded with people in the peak season, there are still hidden secrets tucked around every corner like this one, behind a tiny café where delicious aromas prohibited you from...
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    • Tree No.1, Pencil Drawing by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $130.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      29.5cm (H) x
      19.5cm (W) x
      This is an original handmade graphite drawing with the very imaginative title of TREE NO.1 based on a photo taken while walking in my local park.  While we may see trees everywhere all the time, how often do we actually look at them? This artwork was created using graphite pencils on good quality smooth textured cartridge paper (110gsm) in a portrait...
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    • Tree No.2, Pencil Drawing by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $130.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      29.5cm (H) x
      19.5cm (W) x
      This is an original handmade graphite drawing with the very imaginative title of TREE NO.2 based on a photo taken while walking in my local park.  While we may see trees everywhere all the time, how often do we actually look at them? This artwork was created using graphite pencils on good quality smooth textured cartridge paper (110gsm) in a landscape...
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    • Tree No.3, Pencil Drawing by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $130.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      29.5cm (H) x
      19.8cm (W) x
      This is an original handmade graphite drawing with the very imaginative title of TREE NO.3 based on a photo taken of a grand old tree on the border of the Yellagonga National Park in Woodvale, Western Australia.  While we may see trees everywhere all the time, how often do we actually look at them? This artwork was created using graphite pencils...
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    • Turtle, Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $150.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      25.7cm (H) x
      38.4cm (W) x
      This is an original handmade watercolour painting "Turtle" based on a selection of photos and my interpretation of a free natured turtle gliding serenely over coral and seaweed.This artwork was created using artist quality watercolour paints on good quality medium textured watercolour paper (300gsm). It is an artwork on paper so it is supplied unframed to enable the purchaser to...
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    • TUSCANY LANDSCAPE, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $780.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      This Tuscany landscape painting has had many lives.The original inspiration was the patterns on the ground as seen from an aeroplane.  It progressed from dark to light, then back to dark again.It still did not speak to me, so it was relegated to the too hard basket (the floor) for a while.After changing it’s orientation from portrait to landscape, I...
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    • VALLA BEACH DRIFTWOOD, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $830.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      My painting Valla Beach Driftwood was inspired by a holiday in this beautiful part of Australia. Valla Beach is in the Nambucca Valley, on the mid north coast of New South Wales, 35 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour. The beautiful beach is great for looking for shells and beautiful, unusual driftwood, and admiring the interesting rock pools and landforms, including a huge...
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    • VALLA BEACH SHELLS, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $830.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      My painting Valla Beach Seashells was inspired by a recent visit to Northern New South Wales. Valla Beach is in the Nambucca Valley, on the mid north coast of New South Wales, 35 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour. Valla Beach is well known for Dolphins and you will also see Humpback whales during their migrations north and south. It is also a...
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    • VIBRANT ENDING, Acrylic Painting by IVANA PINAFFO Artist
    • $650.00
      4cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      Purely from my imagination and the love of bright colours has produced this painting.I have used thick broad brush strokes to create texture and movement.Finished with satin varnish for protection.Sides of canvas are painting as continuation of painting.Ready to hang
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    • Victoria Dock No.3, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • Sold.
      1cm (D) x
      60.9cm (H) x
      50.8cm (W) x
      - 380gr Premium Cotton Duck High-Density Weave Professional Canvas- It 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...
    • Whitehaven Whispers, Acrylic Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • Sold.
      3.5cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      101.5cm (W) x
      A further step toward abstraction following the same theme as the Southern Skies Series.The development and exploration of color, composition, line and mass, creating works that I find stimulating to paint with an end result which is evocative, uplifting and powerful. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity
    • Who Is The Fairest One Of All, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $220.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      51cm (H) x
      41cm (W) x
      Inspiration for this painting evolved by combining an image of a beautiful proud white peacock, the rich warm colours of Indian art and the famous quote from the Brothers Grimm "mirror, mirror on the wall ...." Do hope you enjoy viewing it as much as I enjoyed creating it.Quality acrylic paint on stretched canvas, sprayed with protective varnish. Ready to...
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    • Wild and Free, Acrylic Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • $850.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      Inspired by the intricacy and patterns created by foliage and flora intermingled in a glorious web of line, shape and color using the theme of Australian Wildflowers.Comes with my Certificate of Authenticity.
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    • Wings, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • $1,250.00
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.Invisible wings, take me on a flight of hope.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.
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    • WISTERIA ABOR 1, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $830.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      My painting Wisteria Arbor 1 was inspired by our beautiful wisteria display in Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens.In springtime it is one of my favourite places to visit, when the arbor becomes a tunnel of purple and white.Wisteria is beautiful flowering plant.  Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America and north western Africa.Wisteria is loved...
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    • WISTERIA ARBOR 2, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $830.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      My painting Wisteria Arbor 1 was inspired by our beautiful wisteria display in Adelaide’s Botanic Gardens.In springtime it is one of my favourite places to visit, when the arbor becomes a tunnel of purple and white.Wisteria is beautiful flowering plant.  Most species are native to Asia, with smaller numbers native to Europe, North America and north western Africa.Wisteria is loved...
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    • With Compliments, Oil Painting by David Clare Artist
    • $900.00
      5cm (D) x
      102cm (H) x
      102cm (W) x
      Thick abstract splashes of complimentary colours
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    • ZULU, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      4cm (D) x
      75cm (H) x
      75cm (W) x
      This stunning artwork is an abstract composition using overlapping squares with textured paint on a white background. It leaves the viewer to contemplate the use of colours and texture in a subjective way. It would look great in most interior decor situations.Good quality acrylic painted on all sides on gallery stretched canvas with varnish for protection, it is ready to...
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