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.

    • BUSHFIRE, Acrylic Painting by Rick Smith Artist
    • $650.00
      3cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      100cm (W) x
      This abstract composition using textured vibrant acrylic paint represents the devastating inferno of an Australian bushfire. Looking closely at this piece give the viewer the sense of swirling flames and imagined heat that seems to jump out of this painting.Good quality acrylic on Gallery style stretched canvas and painted on all sides, it is ready to hang or framed if...
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    • Calm (sold), Watercolour Painting by Debbie Brophy Artist
    • $150.00
      0.01cm (D) x
      26.5cm (H) x
      38.5cm (W) x
      CALM is based on the restful lapping of the ocean that I experienced while on summer holidays with my family in the seaside town of Busselton in the south-west of Western Australia.  Not much more to say about this really other than when I look at it I recall the sounds, the smells and the feeling of standing at the water’s...
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    • Calm Waters, Acrylic Painting by Julie Hollis Artist
    • $770.00
      4cm (D) x
      60.9cm (H) x
      76.2cm (W) x
      Combining my recent love of beach scenes and seascapes with my love of boats I produced this piece on canvas. The beautiful blues are so calming, as are the reflections of the yacht, in the calm waters. I think this is my new favourite work. Certificate of Authenticity comes with each artwork. The sides are painted to match the main artwork. Signed in...
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    • Candyland, Acrylic Painting by Julee Latimer Artist
    • $980.00
      3cm (D) x
      76cm (H) x
      102cm (W) x
      Candyland is a vibrant hot pink paint collage supplemented with black, white, red and yellow. Circles slice through the linear pattern which is edged in raised paint strips. A psychedelic and unusual painting.Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7cLaQEgd0oCandyland featured in ArtEdit magazine’s winter edition and was critiqued by the following interior designers."this vibrant artwork is fresh, fun, playful and textured, and would pair well...
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    • Cat Among The Pigeons, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $390.00
      3.5cm (D) x
      51cm (H) x
      76cm (W) x
      Inspiration for this painting comes from the popular and well known saying "a cat among the pigeons". I thought I might try a very limited colour palette and my home made stencils to create this piece.Boy did I have to use every bit of self control I could muster, as I kept wanting to introduce colours, which would have completely...
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    • Cat Rendezvous, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $280.00
      2cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      60cm (W) x
      Cat Rendezvous – So that is what they get up to at night! So very romantic, cats meeting among the red tulips for their rendezvous in the shimmering moonlight. I imagine that their emotions don’t differ much from those of humans under those circumstances or conditions. This painting is a combination of representational, stylised forms, vivid & bold colours against...
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    • Catching Some Sun, Oil Painting by Luna Vermeulen Artist
    • $785.00
      3cm (D) x
      35.5cm (H) x
      27.5cm (W) x
      Aussies pride themselves in the fact that Australia is not for the faint hearted, with danger looming around every corner whether it be dropbears, redbacks, brown snakes or crocodiles. I love their light hearted humour and “She’ll Be Right Mate” attitude. And for True Blue Aussies spring means swooping season... So naturally I was downright appalled to read that some...
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    • Chameleon, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $480.00
      1.5cm (D) x
      75cm (H) x
      75cm (W) x
      This is one from my "Flora & Fauna" series where I depict the fauna (Chameleon) using detailed pointillism in brilliant vibrant colours and the corresponding flora, (Chameleon plant, a vine with heart-shaped dark blue-green leaves splashed with cream, yellow, pink, and red and has rather inconspicuous small white flowers) using conventional brush strokes.The brighter the color, the more dominant the male...
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    • Champagne, broken (SOLD), Acrylic Painting by Steve Munro Artist
    • Sold.
      5cm (D) x
      34cm (H) x
      34cm (W) x
      Champagne, broken - In the first series of an ongoing relationship with the ordinary and everyday objects in our shared or isolated lives, I'm encouraging interaction with some of the objects that define me as an individual. These are the things that I might reach for in different times of my day yet do so automatically, without much thought. For example,...
    • 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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    • Citrus Lemon, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $150.00
      .5cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      40cm (W) x
      Citrus Lemon – This is the 1st of three in this series, where I had set myself the daunting challenge of creating monochromatic paintings. After much deliberation I decided that citrus fruits would provide great subjects for this endeavour as each one could be done in many hues of the main colour. In this instance it is “Lemon” and what a fabulous...
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    • Citrus Lime, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $150.00
      .5cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      40cm (W) x
      Citrus Lime – This is the 2nd of three in this series, where I had set myself the daunting challenge of creating monochromatic paintings. After much deliberation I decided that citrus fruits would provide great subjects for this endeavour as each one could be done in many hues of the main colour. In this instance it is “Green” and what a...
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    • Citrus Orange, Acrylic Painting by Lisa Dangerfield Artist
    • $150.00
      .5cm (D) x
      50cm (H) x
      40cm (W) x
      Citrus Orange – This is the 3rd of three in this series, where I had set myself the daunting challenge of creating monochromatic paintings. After much deliberation I decided that citrus fruits would provide great subjects for this endeavour as each one could be done in many hues of the main colour. In this instance it is “Orange” and what...
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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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    • 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...