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If you have a love of modern art, then our collection of contemporary paintings for sale is sure to pique your artistic interest and could leave you wishing for more space in your home to decorate with your favourite, most thought-provoking pieces.
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Buy Contemporary art

Known for its social impact and commentary, those who buy contemporary painting often enjoy the dual aspects of the piece, firstly enjoying it as a visually striking artwork that they can hang on a wall to make a real style statement. 

Secondly and perhaps most importantly for some budding art collectors, contemporary art often has an underlying social commentary or strong message that the artists wishes to convey in their work, making them both attractive and an important piece of modern history in their own right. 

Bringing together a plethora of styles, genres and topics, buy contemporary paintings from Art2Arts and you are guaranteed a one-of-a-kind, unique piece of contemporary artwork delivered straight from the artist to your door thanks to our team of expert art couriers. 

With such an extensive range of contemporary paintings for sale, choose a piece that resonates with you and offers up some real artistic food for thought. 

Techniques of creating contemporary paintings

Broadly encompassing art created in the 20th and 21st century, these modern pieces do not follow a set genre or style that distinguishes them from others, and it is therefore up to the viewer to discover the social messages and meaning which is part of the appeal of our range of contemporary paintings for sale. 

Contemporary art by its nature can take a wealth of formats and mediums, spanning the gauntlet of statement making supersized pieces to those created using a juxtaposition of styles or a mix of mediums. There are no rules for contemporary artists and no one technique that shines above all others. Playing around with colour, composition, size and subject matter is to be embraced, as well as rethinking traditional rules and accepted norms when it comes to the artist’s creative process. 

When buying contemporary art, look for techniques that appeal to you. That could mean that you seek out pieces which are minimalist in style, a technique that is deceptively difficult given its pared back nature. 

Others take large scale to new levels, playing with perspective and form to challenge the viewer and create something utterly new. 

The use of found objects such as recycled wood or unwanted junk is also popular on the contemporary art scene, tapping into the increased consumer consciousness around sustainability. 

History of contemporary art

Contemporary art is the name for any art form that is produced in the present period of time. It is an extension of postmodern art and covers a wide range of genres and techniques. There is often confusion between ‘modern art’ and ‘contemporary art’ however it is generally deemed that contemporary art is any art form that has been created between the 1960s and this very moment.

It is argued that contemporary artists are much more socially conscious than their predecessors, with many creating pieces of art that are connected to current worldly issues such as feminism, multiculturalism and health concerns like AIDs

One of the most famous British contemporary artists is Damien Hirst. The internationally renowned artists is the most prominent member of the group known as the ‘Young British Artists’ and is often described as ‘one of the most influential artists of his generation.’

Contemporary artists are noted for rejecting the concept of mainstream art, instead choosing to embrace a variety of unique artistic styles. Popular influences include pop art, minimalism and conceptual art, with contemporary artists using a wide range of materials, sources and styles to create completely unique pieces.

With contemporary art covering so many styles and genres, it is so difficult to put a definition on it, so instead we suggest you take a look and see what it means to you.

Buy collage art from Art2Arts

Collage paintings have long been a way for artists to express an opening up of their consciousness to the things that surround them and often have a real statement behind their creative process, so collage artwork has so much more to offer than just a visually striking piece to decorate your home.

Original art collage also tends to be vibrant using a rainbow of colours and materials such as photos and textures to tell a story that can be interpreted differently by all that view it, making them a real talking point in any home, office or even retail space.

When buying collage artwork, you know that you can trust Art2Arts to provide you with the latest artists from across Europe that use illustration, photos and a variety of traditional artistic techniques to create pieces that resonate and inspire.

With the ability to connect lovers of collage painting with the best up and coming artists, Art2Arts are proud to be ambassadors of the latest collage artwork and seek to engage with the freshest talent so that there's always something new and exciting to see on our website.

Furthermore, each piece available on the Arts2Arts website is 100% original and won't be found anywhere else, so you know that you'll receive a totally unique collage painting that contains one of a kind illustrations or photos when you place your order via our safe and secure website.

Simply choose the piece of art collage that speaks to you, and we'll arrange for your latest collage artwork purchase to be delivered directly to your door via our specialist artwork courier service.

For those looking to spread the cost of adding to their collage painting collection, we are also able to offer 0% finance arrangements that make owning exceptional pieces of artwork easier than ever before, so talk to the Art2Arts team today to find out more.

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