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Contemporary Abstract Paintings

CONTEMPORARY STYLE

Used to refer to a time rather than an aesthetic, Contemporary art generally describes pieces created after 1970 or being made by living artists anywhere in the world. This immediacy means it encompasses art responding to the present moment through diverse subjects, media and themes. Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, performance, digital art, video and more frequently includes work that is attempting to reshape current ideas about what art can be, from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s use of candy to memorialize a lover he lost to AIDS-related complications to Jenny Holzer’s ongoing “Truisms,” a Conceptual series that sees provocative messages printed on billboards, T-shirts, benches and other public places that exist outside of formal exhibitions and the conventional “white cube” of galleries.

Contemporary art has been pushing the boundaries of creative expression for years. Its disruption of the traditional concepts of art are often aiming to engage viewers in complex questions about identity, society and culture. In the latter part of the 20th century, contemporary movements included Land art, in which artists like Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer create large-scale, site-specific sculptures, installations and other works in soil and bodies of water; Sound art, with artists such as Christian Marclay and Susan Philipsz centering art on sonic experiences; and New Media art, in which mass media and digital culture inform the work of artists such as Nam June Paik and Rafaël Rozendaal.

The first decades of the 21st century have seen the growth of Contemporary African art, the revival of figurative painting, the emergence of street art and the rise of NFTs, unique digital artworks that are powered by blockchain technology.

Major Contemporary artists practicing now include Ai Weiwei, Cecily Brown, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker.

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Style: Contemporary
Neon Love: BH - Abstract Painting with Mixed Media Floral Patterns and Gold
Located in Chicago, IL
Abstract art experiments with the use of texture, tone, and light perception. Through abstract works, the artist expresses their feelings rather than particular objects or scenes. W...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Let Me See the Further Thing - Floral Patterns and Gold, Abstract Painting
Located in Chicago, IL
Abstract art experiments with the use of texture, tone, and light perception. Through abstract works, the artist expresses her feelings rather than particular objects or scenes. Wi...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Triptych Abstract Forest Trees Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Early Triptych Abstract Trees Forest Landscape Painting by British Urban Artist. This rare early work is from an intense body of abstract work that formed the very foundations of her...
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1990s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Paint, Wood, Varnish, Board, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Wood Panel

Garden of early delights I - semi-abstract painting, landscape, earth tones
Located in Paris, FR
Garden of early delights I (2019), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 160 cm × 130 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the ar...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

3am, Sally Harrold, Abstract art, Expressive art, Atmospheric art, Pastel colour
Located in Deddington, GB
3am by Sally Harrold [2022] original and hand signed by the artist Acrylic glazes and high quality pigments Image size: H:70cms cm x W:70cms cm Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:70c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Composition 0719-2 by Ahn Hyun-Ju - Abstract minimalist painting
Located in Paris, FR
Composition 0719-2, abstract painting by contemporary Korean artist Ahn Hyun-Ju. Acrylic, pigment and alkyd resin on aluminum. 150 x 92 cm. Sold unframed. Experimentation is at the v...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Alkyd, Pigment

Line 1213-16 by Ahn Hyun-Ju - Abstract painting, minimalism, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
Line 1213-16 is an abstract painting by contemporary Korean artist Ahn Hyun-Ju. Polyester, acrylic and epoxy on aluminum, 52 x 32 cm. Signed, sold unframed. This painting challenges ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

Layer No.51 - Abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Indian ink on Alu-Dibond, 80 cm × 200 cm. The Layers Series is somewhere between two-dimensional image and three-dimensional object. The artist is querying the idea of illusion in th...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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India Ink

AFGL by Ramon Enrich (Typography series) - abstract painting, letters, green
Located in Paris, FR
AFGL is a work by Spanish contemporary artist Ramon Enrich, from the series 'Typography’. Acrylic on canvas. 140 cm × 160 cm. Sold unframed. In this series of works bordering betwee...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

ATZ, Typography series
Located in Paris, FR
ATZ, by Spanish contemporary artist Ramon Enrich, from the series 'Typography’. Silkscreen and acrylic on paper, 132 cm x 123 cm, 2011. Signed on the front, sold unframed. In this ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Paper

Pale Edition No.01 (Sound & Vision series) - Abstract painting on vinyl
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on vinyl, diameter: 30 cm. In this last series Sound and Vision, the line remains the only motif of the compositions, but it is illustrated on a new medium which is none other th...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

BL-AD No.15 by Doris Marten - Abstract painting, minimalist, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
India ink on Alu-Dibond, 80 cm × 200 cm. The Borderlines series brings together the characteristic elements of Doris Marten's work. These abstract paintings are made of parallel line...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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India Ink

Pink Painting (Building No.4) - Abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on cotton canvas, 150 x 110 cm. Inspired by a digital phenomenon, the Pink Paintings series revolves around a notion of abstraction. The parallel lines, so characteristic of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cotton Canvas

d0110-1, Dripping series
Located in Paris, FR
d0110-1 by contemporary artist Ahn Hyun-Ju which is part of the “Dripping” series. Mixed media on aluminum, 200 x 123 cm. In this series of abstract paintings, the artist is toying ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

Wandelsgrund by Emanuel Schulze - architecture and landscape oil painting
Located in Paris, FR
Wandelsgrund, oil painting by contemporary artist Emanuel Schulze. Oil on canvas, 140 cm x 110 cm. The mysterious landscapes of Emanuel Schulze combine architectural shapes and natur...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

LONo.9 - Abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Indian ink on Alu-Dibond, 40 cm × 51 cm. The Layers Series is somewhere between two-dimensional image and three-dimensional object. The artist is querying the idea of illusion in the...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

India Ink

Light'n'Lines No.01 - Contemporary abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on cotton canvas, 90 x 75 cm. German artist Doris Marten explores the visual effects created by the harmony between light and color. Lines and the light are the main components o...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Light'n'Lines No.8
Located in Paris, FR
German artist Doris Marten explores the visual effects created by the harmony between light and color. Lines and the light are the main components of her paintings. But in the Light'...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Section 35
Located in Chicago, IL
Don Pollack BIOGRAPHY Don Pollack is a Painter and Adjunct Associate Professor of Visual Communication at theSchool of t he Art Institute of Chicago. His work investigates among oth...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Manga by Emanuel Schulze - semi-abstract oil painting, pink
Located in Paris, FR
Manga, oil painting by contemporary artist Emanuel Schulze. Oil on canvas, 80 cm x 100 cm. The mysterious landscapes of Emanuel Schulze combine architectural shapes and natural surro...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Life - New York City Original Aerial View Oil Painting on Canvas by Albert Vidal
Located in Chicago, IL
This painting of New York City's Chrysler Building captures a wide swath of Manhattan from an areal view. Using palette knife and brush Albert Vidal manages to combine realist paint...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

The Gathering, acrylic painting, colorful, people, light and emotion
Located in Memphis, TN
Inspired by the both the past and current world around him, Danny’s works portray movement, light and emotion in colorful images of people, nature and activities. With a love of expe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Panel

Layer No.16 by Doris Marten - Abstract painting, minimalist, green
Located in Paris, FR
India ink on Alu-Dibond, 45 cm × 45 cm. The Layers Series is somewhere between two-dimensional image and three-dimensional object. The artist is querying the idea of illusion in the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

India Ink

The Wall by Emanuel Schulze - semi-abstract oil painting, earth tones
Located in Paris, FR
The Wall, oil painting by contemporary artist Emanuel Schulze. Oil on canvas, 70 cm x 60 cm. The mysterious landscapes of Emanuel Schulze combine architectural shapes and natural sur...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Holdandhope by Emanuel Schulze - architecture and landscape oil painting
Located in Paris, FR
Holdanhope, oil painting by contemporary artist Emanuel Schulze. Oil on canvas, 80 cm x 70 cm. Signed on the side. The mysterious landscapes of Emanuel Schulze combine architectural ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Grand AA, Typography series (large-scale painting)
Located in Paris, FR
Grand AA is a work by Spanish contemporary artist Ramon Enrich, from the series 'Typography’. Silkscreen and semi-rigid plastic, 200 cm x 135 cm, 2011. Sold unframed. In this series...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Plastic, Acrylic

Green Edition No. 12 (Sound & Vision series) - Abstract painting on vinyl
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on vinyl, diameter: 30 cm. In this last series Sound and Vision, the line remains the only motif of the compositions, but it is illustrated on a new medium which is none other th...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

L’Océan créateur II, Abstract Metal Art
Located in Paris, FR
Untitled XVIII-XXX is a one-off painting by French contemporary artist Frédérique Domergue, made of oxidized zinc and bronze leaves on aluminium panel, patina fixed with beeswax poli...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Metal, Bronze

The Event V, Abstract Painting
Located in Paris, FR
The Event V is abstract painting reminiscent of a landscape by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Together with a voluntarily restricted palette of colors and sombre, black a...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Wood Panel, Oil

Oxydation I
Located in Miami, FL
Born 1952, Saint Simon, France Jean-Pierre Rives is an internationally renowned sculptor, and painter, as well as a Hall of Fame rugby player. After retiring from rugby in the ea...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Metal

One Second-4 by ZHANG Hongyu - semi-abstract contemporary portrait painting
Located in Paris, FR
One Second-4, painting by Paris-based Chinese contemporary artist ZHANG Hongyu. India ink, acrylic, pastel and etching on grey cardboard mounted on canvas, 92 x 60 cm. Artwork sold ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Pastel, India Ink, Acrylic, Cardboard, Etching

Eternal Return II - large abstract painting, contemporary, dark blue-green
Located in Paris, FR
Eternal Return II (2017), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 140 cm × 170 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the artist crea...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Pink Painting (Building n°8) by Doris Marten - Abstract painting, contemporary
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on cotton canvas, H 40 x W 30 cm. Inspired by a digital phenomenon, the Pink Paintings series revolves around a notion of abstraction. The parallel lines, so characteristic of th...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

NOT by Ramon Enrich (Typography series) - abstract painting, earth tones
Located in Paris, FR
NOT is a work by Spanish contemporary artist Ramon Enrich, from the series 'Typography’. Acrylic on canvas. H 116 x W 89 cm. Sold unframed. In this series of works bordering between...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

The Distant King III by J. van der Vlugt - semi-abstract painting, mountain
Located in Paris, FR
The distant king III (2018), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 85 cm × 120 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the artist cr...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Colourful Landscape Painting of the Scottish Highlands by Contemporary Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Colourful Landscape Painting of Loch Leven, Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands by Leading Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 18 x 16 inches Frame measure ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Acrylic, Board

Pink Painting (Figure No.1) by Doris Marten - Large abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on cotton canvas, 150 x 110 cm. Inspired by a digital phenomenon, the Pink Paintings series revolves around a notion of abstraction. The parallel lines, so characteristic of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Cotton Canvas

TN 686 D by Hachiro Kanno - Abstraction & Japanese Calligraphy, Diptych painting
Located in Paris, FR
TN 686 D is a diptych painting by Japanese contemporary artist Hachiro Kanno, composed of two panels, 73 x 60 cm each. The painter draws its resources from Japanese calligraphy and ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Ink, Acrylic

Layer No.23 by Doris Marten - Abstract painting, minimalist, yellow
Located in Paris, FR
India ink on Alu-Dibond, 40 cm × 32.5 cm. The Layers Series is somewhere between two-dimensional image and three-dimensional object. The artist is querying the idea of illusion in th...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

India Ink

Elysium IV, Semi-Abstract Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Elysium IV (2019), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 130 cm × 160 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the artist creates com...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Assemblage No.03 - Abstract painting
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on vinyl mounted on Alu-Dibond, diameter: 60 cm. In this last series Sound and Vision, the line remains the only motif of the compositions, but it is illustrated on a new medium ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Jewel Toned Modern Abstract Contemporary Native American Portrait Painting
Located in Houston, TX
Jewel toned abstract contemporary portrait of a Native American by artist A. Harvey. Native American woman wearing a pink garment, heavily beaded pieces of jewelry, and a gray shawl ...
Category

1980s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Wild Red Flowers on Turquoise & Green Abstract by Contemporary British Artist
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Wild Red & Pink Flowers on a Turquoise & Green Abstract Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. Art measures 36 x 24 inches Frame measures 42 x 30 ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Acrylic, Watercolor

Unstoppable - vivid, colourful, lyrical, gestural abstract, acrylic on canvas
Located in Bloomfield, ON
A golden ‘tornado’ rises from a sea of turquoise in this mesmerizing new work by Alice Teichert. The Paris born artist uses layers of translucent coloured gels meticulously applied t...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Crayon, Acrylic

"Ngamurru Katjarra" Aboriginal Acrylic Painting by Katjarra Butler
Located in London, GB
Katjarra Butler is renowned for her wide luscious brush strokes and innovative style. Her artistic process, often involving the application of numerous layers of paint, builds a full...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

'Hierba Costera Nochebuena'. Nature drawing, earth, air, fire water beach ocean
Located in Penzance, GB
'Hierba Costera Nochebuena' Original Artwork Low winter sun dancing on shingles and salt laden crisp coastal grasses; the tidal dance of the Mediterranean. A drawing scratched and ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Paper, Mixed Media

Flowers among flowers - Original Acrylic by A.M. Caboni - 2022
Located in Roma, IT
Flowers among flowers is a beautiful acrylic painting realized by the Italian artist Anna Maria Caboni in 2022. This delightful painting shows a still life of a vase containing colo...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic

Pink Painting (Figure No.3) by Doris Marten - Abstract painting, dark tones
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on cotton canvas, 150 x 110 cm. Inspired by a digital phenomenon, the Pink Paintings series revolves around a notion of abstraction. The parallel lines, so characteristic of the ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Cotton Canvas, Oil

Hunter Hogan, Entrada
By Hunter Hogan
Located in Agoura Hills, CA
Using printed material from design magazines, Hunter cuts and arranges shapes to make studies for paintings. This process allows for experimentation with structure and color before b...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

a0210-2, Unfolded Lines series - Abstract painting, minimalism, bright colors
Located in Paris, FR
a0210-2 by contemporary artist Ahn Hyun-Ju, from the 'Unfolded Lines' series. Mixed media on aluminum, 93 x 150 cm. In this abstract painting, the artist plays on the juxtaposition ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

"Ali No. 5" Double Muhammad Ali & Chanel Pop Art Acrylic Painting on Canvas
Located in New York, NY
A pop piece depicting Muhammed Ali with Chanel. With impasto painting, and quick brushwork we are drawn to the movement, as the artist is able to engage his viewer with contrasting h...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Canvas

Light'n'Lines No.7
Located in Paris, FR
German artist Doris Marten explores the visual effects created by the harmony between light and color. Lines and the light are the main components of her paintings. But in the Light'...
Category

2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

SOUND AND VISION - BEBOP ORANGE by Doris Marten
Located in Paris, FR
Oil on vinyl, 100 cm × 170 cm. SOUND AND VISION — BEBOP ORANGE is an installation by contemporary German artist Doris Marten from the series Sound and Vision. The complete installati...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil

Unchartered II - Large-scale Semi-Abstract Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Unchartered II (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 130 cm × 170 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the artist creates...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

d0518-4, Dripping series
Located in Paris, FR
d0518-4 is a work by contemporary artist Ahn Hyun-Ju, taken from the Dripping series. In this series of abstract paintings, the artist is exploring the pictorial possibilities of her...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media

Unchartered I by Joachim van der Vlugt - Semi-Abstract Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Unchartered I (2020), by contemporary artist Joachim van der Vlugt. Oil on canvas, 140 cm × 140 cm. Challenging the boundaries between figuration and abstraction, the artist creates ...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Abstract Composition, 2015 by Udo Haderlein
Located in Berlin, DE
Abstract art done on raw canvas with acrylic paint, 2015. Ready to hang. It comes directly from the studio of the artist. Height 35.43 in ( 90 cm ), Width 47.24 in ( 120 cm ) Udo Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Composition 0719-1, Abstract Colorful Painting
Located in Paris, FR
Acrylic and epoxy resin on stainless steel, 2019. Dimensions: 151 cm x 50 cm. Ahn Hyun-Ju's abstract paintings, influenced by 1960s and 1970s American minimalism, refute any metaph...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

Materials

Mixed Media

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