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"Xochimilco" - pink contemporary abstract artwork
By Diego Anaya
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Textured minimalistic abstract pink painting. "Through this body of work I found the opportunity to open a dialogue about identity, rediscovering it through the stories embodied in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Concrete, Steel

"Burgos" - pink contemporary abstract artwork
By Diego Anaya
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Textured minimalistic abstract pink painting. "Through this body of work I found the opportunity to open a dialogue about identity, rediscovering it through the stories embodied in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Fish, Surrealism, Original oil Painting, Handmade artwork
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Surrealism, Subject: Fish Size: 15" x 19" x 1'' inch, 40x50x3...
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2010s Impressionist Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Sailer, Portrait Original oil Painting, Handmade artwork
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Portrait, Surrealism, Subject: The Sailer, Size: 11" x 7.5" x ...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Hero, Figurative Surrealism, Original oil Painting, Handmade artwork
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Figurative Surrealism, Subject: The Hero, Size: 23" x 23" x 1'...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Blue-eyed Women Surrealism, Original oil Painting, Handmade artwork
By Ashot Yan
Located in Granada Hills, CA
Artist: Ashot Yan Work: Original Oil Painting, Handmade Artwork, One of a Kind Medium: Oil on Linen, Year: 2018 Style: Portrait, Surrealism, Subject: Blue-eyed Women, Size: 19" x 19...
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2010s Surrealist Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Wolin - Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Woven and Painted Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
Horizon Series - Wolin 2021 Handwoven painting, linen, woollen, silk, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 60 x 50 cm ‘Horizons’ are a symbiosis of two disciplines of art, Painting a...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic, Textile, Wool, Linen, Silk, Yarn

Senses - Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Woven and Painted Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
Senses, 2021, Horizons Series Handwoven painting, linen, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 65 x 50 cm ‘Horizons’ are a symbiosis of two disciplines of art, Painting and Weaving. ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Yarn, Acrylic, Textile, Linen

Meadow - Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Woven and Painted Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
From the series Horizons' – Meadow 2021 Handwoven painting, linen, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 65 x 50 cm. ‘Horizons’ are a symbiosis of two disciplines of art, Painting an...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Cotton, Textile, Linen, Yarn, Acrylic

In Between Words 2 - Abstract Landscape, Contemporary Woven and Painted Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
In Between Words 2', from the series 'Horizons’ 2021 Handwoven painting, linen, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 65 x 50 cm. ‘Horizons’ are a symbiosis of two disciplines of art,...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Acrylic, Textile, Linen, Yarn

Broadway Express - America NYC Cityscape oil paint artwork Contemporary realism
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original landscape Painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched linen. The Artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. The composition that consists of yell...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Linen, Oil

Trust in God - figurative human form oil paint artwork contemporary surrealist
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The original figurative painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep stretched canvas and is ready to be displayed. The unified stance of the figures, as well as their unusually...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

In Between Words III - Abstract Landscape,Contemporary Woven and Painted Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
In Between Words III, 2021, Horizons Series Handwoven painting, linen, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 65 x 50 cm ‘Horizons’ are a symbiosis of two disciplines of art, Painting ...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Textile, Linen, Yarn, Acrylic

Abstracted - surreal figurative form artwork contemporary abstraction oil paint
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The original figurative painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep stretched canvas and ready to be displayed. The close up angle of this painting and shiny surface of the sub...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

"Fall", Handwoven Painting - Landscape, Contemporary Painted and Woven Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
"Fall", handwoven painting from the Horizons Series, linen, wool, silk yarn, acrylic textile paint, 110 x 80 cm, 2021 Canvas is entirely constructed on a weaving loom. Each of the s...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Wool, Silk, Textile, Linen, Yarn, Acrylic

Thames Sunset - thames cityscape landscape London oil paint Contemporary artwork
By Juan del Pozo
Located in London, Chelsea
The Original City Landscape painting by Juan del Pozo is painted on deep edge stretched canvas and ready to be displayed. The wide array of blue hues used in this painting create a p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Bookshelf with View - Surrealist Realism artwork oil paint contemporary interior
By Luis Fuentes
Located in London, Chelsea
Contemporary painter Luis Fuentes depicts a classy, modern interior complemented by a sea view in this artwork painted n oils. Pools of light flood in through long windows, creating ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Surrealist Interior Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Horizon, Cabo Sardão - Abstract Landscape,Contemporary Painted and Woven Artwork
By Marta Pokojowczyk
Located in Salzburg, AT
‘Horizon. Cabo Sardão’ 2020 Handwoven painting, linen, woollen, silk, cotton yarn, acrylic textile paint, 130 x 65 cm Handwoven painting from the series ‘Horizons’, based on a portu...
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2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

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Textile, Linen, Yarn, Acrylic

Winter Sun - original classical realism landscape oil artwork paint contemporary
By Harry Brioche
Located in London, Chelsea
This original seascape painting by Harry Brioche is painted on board & framed in a grey wooden frame. The artwork is inspired by the many varied terrains of Britain's wild and wonder...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Expressionist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Board

Paint It Properly Original Artwork 20th Century Poster
Located in London, GB
English School Early 20th Century Paint It Properly Gouache on paper Image size: 8 x 8 3/4 inches (20 x 22 cm) Acid free mount and contemporary frame Original poster artwork
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Gouache

3D Soundwave Artwork
Located in Boston, MA
Artist Commentary: Modern wall art, Unique contemporary wall decor, or Modern art for office. This piece is made from different cuts of wood. Each line is sanded, stained or painted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Sculptures

Materials

Wood, Paint, Acrylic

'Painted Garden, Inside Out' original signed mixed media artwork
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Painted Garden, Inside Out’ is an original mixed media artwork, signed by the artist in the lower right corner. Over a delicate still life of a flower garden, Barnett has bisected t...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Mixed Media

Materials

Watercolor, Giclée

Reflections II - Impressionist landscape artwork contemporary abstract artwork
By Denis Ribas
Located in London, Chelsea
The original abstract landscape painting by Denis Ribas is painted on canvas using thick textured oil paint. The artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. A proud Catalan, Denis ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Oil

Who Painted the Condo? - Large-Scale Original Artwork - Ready to Hang
By Bruce Rubenstein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This oversized 72 inch tall by 60 inch wide vertical original artwork is a mixed media composition layered with acrylic paint and charcoal on canvas by Brooklyn artist Bruce Rubenste...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Charcoal, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Forest in Vibrance - landscape nature oil artwork impasto contemporary artwork
By Denis Ribas
Located in London, Chelsea
The original abstract landscape painting by Denis Ribas is painted on canvas using thick textured oil paint. The artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. A proud Catalan, Deni...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

A 827 - Large Original Artwork
By Marco Schmidli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss born artist Marco Schmidli creates minimalist paintings with a contemporary edge. Placing emphasis on process, he lets the mediums naturally manifest within his artwork. “An im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

A 847 - Large Original Artwork
By Marco Schmidli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss born artist Marco Schmidli creates minimalist paintings with a contemporary edge. Placing emphasis on process, he lets the mediums naturally manifest within his artwork. “An im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

A 631 - Large Original Artwork
By Marco Schmidli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss born artist Marco Schmidli creates minimalist paintings with a contemporary edge. Placing emphasis on process, he lets the mediums naturally manifest within his artwork. “An im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

A 622 - Large Original Artwork
By Marco Schmidli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss born artist Marco Schmidli creates minimalist paintings with a contemporary edge. Placing emphasis on process, he lets the mediums naturally manifest within his artwork. “An im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Gold Leaf

Black Tie - Original Artwork
By Gerdine Duijsens
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gerdine Duijsens’ spirited and evocative figures are instantly recognizable and unforgettable. Through lush, bold colors and energetic marks, her paintings emit a sense of pleasure a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Figurative Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas

Massimo - Abstract Figurative Artwork
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mark Acetelli’s oil and mixed media paintings awaken the viewer’s sense of exploration and adventure; they demand a new discovery. His artworks exhibit a chemistry of complexity and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Wax, Oil

Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues - New York Cityscape artwork oil paint
By Michael Steinbrick
Located in London, Chelsea
The original cityscape painting by Michael Steinbrick is painted on deep edge stretched canvas. The artwork is signed and ready to be displayed. This painting demonstrates the artist...
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21st Century and Contemporary Realist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Oil, Canvas

Mixed Media Artwork -- SUNRISE
Located in Troy, NY
This abstract painting is created with mixed media, such as cartons and cardboard, to create an abstracted, organic sunrise. The metallic shine, along with the warm and vibrant magen...
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2010s Abstract Expressionist Mixed Media

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Canvas, Glass, Acrylic, Cardboard

Cicero - Abstract Figurative Artwork
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mark Acetelli’s oil and mixed media paintings awaken the viewer’s sense of exploration and adventure; they demand a new discovery. His artworks exhibit a chemistry of complexity and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Wax, Oil

Mark Acetelli Custom Artwork
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mark Acetelli’s oil and mixed media paintings awaken the viewer’s sense of exploration and adventure; they demand a new discovery. His artworks exhibit a chemistry of complexity and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Wax, Oil

0522 - Original Abstract Artwork
By Cole Altuzarra
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cole Altuzarra's expressionistic abstract paintings are often distinctive monochromatic black and white. Physically and emotionally engaged with the action of his unique works, his c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic, Canvas, Mixed Media

Melanie - Original Sally K Figurative Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Madison - Original Sally K Figurative Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Alice - Large Original Sally K Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Stella - Original Sally K Figurative Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Eleanor - Original Sally K Figurative Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

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Canvas, Acrylic

Strength - Large Mixed Media Artwork
By Martina Niederhauser
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Internationally acclaimed artist Martina Niederhauser takes on new perspectives on women that delve into issues of feelings, beauty, identity, and the deeper layers of relationships ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Figurative Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Gouache, Archival Paper

"Year In Year Out," an Abstract Acrylic Artwork painted by Joseph Rozman
By Joseph Rozman
Located in Milwaukee, WI
Multicolored abstract acrylic painting by artist Joesph Rozman. 1970-71 Acrylic 48" x 48" art 50 3/4" x 91 1/4" framed Joseph Rozman was born on December 26, 1944 in Milwaukee, WI....
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1970s Contemporary Abstract Paintings

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Acrylic

Daliah - Large Original Sally K Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Olivia - Original Sally K Figurative Artwork
By Sally K
Located in Los Angeles, CA
As your gaze lingers on one of Sally K’s paintings, you notice how Sally’s brush strokes add playfulness and life to the canvas, incorporating unexpected images and shapes of flowers...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Sicily - Original Raw Canvas Artwork
By Maria C. Bernhardsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maria C Bernhardsson's original artworks are influenced by the architecture and geometry of houses. Born in Sweden, Bernhardsson travels the world photographing and sketching houses ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Billion Dollar Duck (Original Artwork)
By Mauro Oliveira
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
*South California enjoys FREE White Glove delivery within 100 miles from Los Angeles. IF you are in the LA area and wishes to see a piece in person, please make an appointment to vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood Panel, Varnish

Muse - Peter Pollág - original artwork
Located in Nuenen, Noord Brabant
Peter Pollág is a 62/63 year old Contemporary artist. Peter Pollág is a Slovak male artist born in Levoca (SK) in 1958. Peter Pollág’s first exhibition was Obrazy at Dom umenia/Kuns...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Tectonic 2 - Cubist Abstract Original Artwork
By Heny Steinberg
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mexican artist Heny Steinberg’s abstracted landscapes invite us to travel from the map to the localized event. The shapes within Steinberg’s work transcend two dimensional representa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

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Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Valentine - Original Raw Canvas Artwork
By Maria C. Bernhardsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maria C Bernhardsson's original artworks are influenced by the architecture and geometry of houses. Born in Sweden, Bernhardsson travels the world photographing and sketching houses ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Levitate - large scale original artwork
By Bruce Rubenstein
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The large scale paintings of Bruce Rubenstein merge the creative attitudes of the two distinct art hot spots of New York and Los Angeles. Rubenstein's work has a rigid edge and stron...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Charcoal, Oil Pastel, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Canvas

Original Street Artwork "Spa Queen"
By Gary John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles street artist Gary John exploded onto the international art scene first during Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was nam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Newsprint

A700 - Large Original Artwork
By Marco Schmidli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Swiss born artist Marco Schmidli creates minimalist paintings with a contemporary edge. Placing emphasis on process, he lets the mediums naturally manifest within his artwork. “An im...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Abstract Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Kill TV - Original Street Artwork
By Gary John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles street artist Gary John exploded onto the international art scene first during Art Basel Miami in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he was nam...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Newsprint

Lucky Elephant (Original Collage Artwork)
By Mauro Oliveira
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
*South California enjoys FREE White Glove delivery within 100 miles from Los Angeles. IF you are in the LA area and wishes to see a piece in person, please make an appointment to vis...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Mixed Media

Materials

Paper, Varnish, Acrylic, Wood Panel, Mixed Media

Meadow Storm - Original Textural Floral Artwork
By Lee Herring
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Lee Herring is a contemporary painter specializing in vibrant, textured, and abstract landscapes that convey fleeting moments. Herring's energetic artworks are inspired by everyday m...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Canvas, Varnish, Mixed Media, Spray Paint, Acrylic

Roma - Minimalist Dimensional Original Artwork
By Len Klikunas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This minimalist artworks is created to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculptu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

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Mixed Media, Acrylic, Gesso, Canvas, Linen, Wood

Owl - Original artwork on newspaper
By Gary John
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles street artist Gary John exploded onto the international art scene during the Art Basel Miami art fair in 2013. John’s playfully bold work quickly gained attention and he ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Street Art Mixed Media

Materials

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Newsprint

Bobby - Large Scale Original Artwork
By Alea Pinar Du Pre
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alea Pinar Du Pre's original mixed media artworks portray human figures in a graphic pop-realist style. An enterprising autodidact merging technology and fine art, her vibrant contem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pop Art Mixed Media

Materials

Canvas, Mixed Media, Glitter, Acrylic

Montana - Minimalist Dimensional Original Artwork
By Len Klikunas
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This minimalist artworks is created to modify experienced reality through visual perception. The Blocks series is a mix of art and architecture, hovering between painting and sculptu...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Post-Minimalist Abstract Paintings

Materials

Gesso, Canvas, Linen, Wood, Mixed Media, Acrylic

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Painted Artwork For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact piece of painted artwork you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. In our selection of items, you can find Impressionist examples as well as a Abstract version. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of painted artwork from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 18th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a choice in our collection of painted artwork to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, brown, black, beige and more. Finding an appealing object in our assortment of painted artwork — no matter the origin — is easy, but Vahe Yeremyan, Mauro Oliveira, Michael Steinbrick, Borja Guijarro and Irena Orlov each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, fabric and canvas, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large option in this array of painted artwork can be an attractive addition to some spaces, while smaller examples are available — approximately spanning 1.19 high and 2 wide — and may be better suited to a more modest living area.

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A piece of painted artwork can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $2,200, while the lowest priced sells for $185 and the highest can go for as much as $144,000.

Finding the Right Paintings for You

Painting is an art form that has spanned innumerable cultures, with artists using the medium to tell stories, explore and communicate ideas and express themselves. To bring antique and vintage paintings into your home is to celebrate and share in the long tradition of this discipline.

When we look at paintings, particularly those that originated in the past, we learn about history, other cultures and countries of the world. Like every other work of art, paintings — whether they are contemporary creations or works that were made during the 19th century — can often help us clearly see and understand the world around us in a meaningful and interesting way. Cave walls were the canvases for what were arguably the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict natural scenery through art. Portrait paintings and drawings, which, along with sculpture, were how someone’s appearance was recorded prior to the advent of photography, are at least as old as Ancient Egypt. In the Netherlands, landscapes were a major theme for painters as early as the 1500s. Later, artists in Greece, Rome and elsewhere created vast wall paintings to decorate stately homes, churches and tombs. Today, creating a wall of art is a wonderful way to enhance your space, showcase beautiful pieces and tie an interior design together.

No matter your preference, whether you favor Post-Impressionist paintings, animal paintings, Surrealism, Pop art or another movement or specific period, arranging art on a blank wall allows you to evoke emotions in a room while also showing off your tastes and interests. A symmetrical wall arrangement may comprise a grid of four to six pieces or, for an odd number of works, a horizontal row. Asymmetrical arrangements, which may be small clusters of art or large, salon-style gallery walls, have a more collected and eclectic feel. Download the 1stDibs app, which includes a handy “View on Wall” feature that allows you to see how a particular artwork will look on a particular wall, and read about how to arrange wall art. And if you’re searching for the perfect palette for your interior design project, what better place to turn than to the art world’s masters of color?

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Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

Why Jasper Johns Is So Much More Than a Maker of Aloof Pop Art

A retrospective spanning two major East Coast museums demonstrates Johns’s massive role in contemporary art history. © 2021 Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Philadelphia Museum of Art Photo Studio; Joseph Hu

Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

Penelope Gottlieb’s Comic-Style Painting Is a Requiem for a Vanished Flower

This piece may look like Pop art fun, but embedded within is a message of a planet on the brink.

In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

In Christopher Spitzmiller’s New York Homes, His Love of Dogs Is on Full Display

The ceramist, designer and gentleman farmer tells us about the collection of antique dog art he has spread across a New York City apartment and a Greek Revival farmhouse in the Hudson Valley.

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

This Hypnotic Yayoi Kusama Collage Seems to Reach beyond the Canvas

In Repetition GL.A, polka-dotted protuberances rise from a surface of rippling net. Here’s what makes the piece so rare.

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

In the Late Hung Liu’s Historical Portraits, Layers of Joy and Struggle Are Exposed

We spoke with the artist, in one of her last interviews, about the messages in her striking figurative works, which will be featured in a posthumous show at the National Portrait Gallery.

The 35 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

The 35 Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Curious about the most expensive paintings in the world? Discover the stories behind these masterpieces as well as the staggering prices they fetched.

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

When Art Galleries Join Together, Everybody Wins

Art associations are known for their glitzy fairs, but these organizations do a ton of work behind the scenes to help gallerists and collectors. Here, the heads of five major art associations give us the rundown of what they do.

The Hilma af Klint Effect: How the Future-Forward Painter Inspires Artists Today

The Hilma af Klint Effect: How the Future-Forward Painter Inspires Artists Today

The early-20th-century Swedish abstractionist took artistic cues from spiritualist writings and occult practices. Now, 21st-century creators are taking cues from her.