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.

    • Channelling the Spirit of Monet, Mixed Media Painting by Clare Riddington Jones Artist
    • $350.00
      0.05cm (D) x
      40cm (H) x
      50cm (W) x
      This is an original Oil and Cold Wax Painting on Arches Fine Art Paper.  It is made up of many layers of different materials and has a lovely soft waxlike finish to it.  It reminds me of Monet's waterlily paintings. It is signed and finished with a mat and will be sent flat with many layers of cardboard for protection during...
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    • Choc Mint Cupcake, Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $230.00
      .01cm (D) x
      32cm (H) x
      28cm (W) x
      This is a mouth-watering watercolour painting based on a deliciously luxurious cupcake in one of my very favourite flavours… CHOC MINT is moist milk chocolate cupcake with swirls of refreshing mint flavoured frosting all topped off with a shard of dark chocolate smothered with peppermint chips and coconut.This cupcake painting will create a great talking point in your home, office, hospitality...
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    • CITY LIGHTS, RAINY NIGHT, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • Sold.
      3.75cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      51cm (W) x
      Inspired by how abstract buildings, vehicles and people become when influenced by rain and bright lights.
    • Cloud Dance, Acrylic Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • $850.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      A further step toward abstraction  and following in the theme of 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 atmospheric,  evocative, uplifting and powerful.  I do not use photographic reference instead relying on observation, memory and my imagination. Comes with a Certificate...
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    • Coast Banksia 3, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      91cm (H) x
      76cm (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.
    • Coming Home to Roost - Fine Art Print, Limited Edition Print by Johanna Larkin Artist
    • $370.00
      5cm (D) x
      50cm (total frame size 67.4)cm (H) x
      50cm (total frame size 67.4)cm (W) x
      All Roosters need a place to roost. Someone needs to give this lovely rooster a forever home. This artwork comes in a custom-made solid timber frame that has been both V-nailed and glued for extra strength. The artwork comes signed (photo was taken before signing which is in the bottom right) and includes a Certificate of Authenticity Printed with archival pigment...
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    • Constitution Dock 3, Acrylic Painting by Joseph Villanueva Artist
    • $430.00
      3.8cm (D) x
      60.9cm (H) x
      76.2cm (W) x
      This painting is inspired by my recent trip to Tasmania for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart, a biennial event visited by people all over the world. The painting represents the festive atmosphere of the harbor. The element of colors and the application of pain is reminiscent of a party/celebration.- It comes with string/wire on the back to hang...
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    • CONTEMPLATION, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $550.00
      3cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      101cm (W) x
      In this abstract painting I have tried to convey a relaxed feeling to stimulate the subconscious mind to contemplate the complex swirling movement portrayed in this painting. This piece would compliment most interior decor projects.Good quality acrylic paint on Gallery stretched canvas painted on all sides and with varnish for protection it is ready to hang or framed if desired.Signed...
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    • Conviction, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • Sold.
      4cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky.”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...
    • Coral Sunset, Oil Painting by Sandra Michele Knight Artist
    • $1,200.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      91.5cm (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
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    • Cows in Stream, Acrylic Painting by Jos Coufreur Artist
    • $2,500.00
      3.8cm (D) x
      60cm (H) x
      120.5cm (W) x
      Cows in stream, painted in loose impressionistic style. I use big brushes so the painting stays loose but still looks detailed.Within Australia this artwork will be shipped stretched and ready to hang on your wall.For overseas shipping this artwork will come rolled in a heavy tube. You can have the artwork stretched at any good local framer.
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    • Creatures, Acrylic Painting by Kathy Best Artist
    • $830.00
      4cm (D) x
      102cm (H) x
      153cm (W) x
      Acrylic Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hangSigned on the frontThis large super bright textured abstract landscape filled with happy playful creatures (including a few native animals and a few nocturnal ones) provides companionship, comfort, memories, curiosity, intrigue and warmth to the viewer throughout the day and the night. I have spotted a cat, possum, penguin, emu, dolphin and...
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    • Daisies and Peaches, Acrylic Painting by Susan Trudinger Artist
    • $490.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      51cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      Still Life - Daisies and PeachesBy Susan TrudingerCanberra ArtistProfessional quality acrylic paint on gallery wrapped stretched canvasMedium sized, landscape orientationVarnished, sides painted, ready to hangDecember 2019
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    • DEEP, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $1,750.00
      4cm (D) x
      60cm (H) x
      185cm (W) x
      In this large abstract acrylic painting I have endeavoured to portray an image of life deep below the ocean with all the small iridescent creatures that inhabit this domain. It is painted in the drip/splash style of Jackson Pollock, however I have also enabled the background detail to be seen. This artwork would be a stunning interior decor addition to...
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    • Disquietude II, Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • $2,950.00
      4cm (D) x
      92cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity.My feeling of apprehension is taking a toll on my life, I need to clear my thoughts and move forward.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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    • Door To The Sea (Mykonos), Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $150.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      35.5cm (H) x
      27.7cm (W) x
      This is an original copy of my handmade watercolour painting DOOR TO THE SEA based on a holiday photo from the iconic island of Mykonos.  Anyone who has travelled to this iconic Greek island will be familiar with the bright blue which consistently punctuates the bright, sun-bleached white of the buildings all over the island.  This particular door with the...
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    • DOWN THE PORT, Oil Painting by maureen finck Artist
    • $630.00
      3.75cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      61cm (W) x
      My painting ‘Down The Port’ was inspired by one of my many journeys to Port Adelaide. I love ‘The Port’ as it is affectionately known in Adelaide.  It is one of my favourite places to walk, take photos and sketch. It is full of history with its beautiful old colonial buildings, warehouses and delightfully lived in old houses.Port Adelaide is the...
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    • Dressing Room (framed), Oil Painting by Li Zhou Artist
    • $1,800.00
      2cm (D) x
      60cm (H) x
      50cm (W) x
      Oil Paint on canvas, stretched and ready to hang.Signed with a certificate of authenticity. This artwork comes with an external frame. My painting "Dressing Room" is inspired by one of the most important Nordic symbolic artists, Vilhelm Hammershøi, whose paintings can bring people into the quietest spaces of the world. It is a touch of emotion, poetry and space in...
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    • Dripping Wet, Oil Painting by David Clare Artist
    • $450.00
      5cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      60cm (W) x
      Various shades of blue oil paint dripping off the canvas, with a hint of crimson.
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    • EDIFICE, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $450.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      61cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      A striking painting. Bold structure with contrasting delicate butterflies and a brilliant moon which adds just a pop of colour. Will surely add a touch of elegance to any room.   High quality acrylic paint on stretched canvas in 5cm wide silver and white frame, ready to hang.   This painting is signed on the front and a laminated, numbered...
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