Figurative Art For Sale

Explore figurative art for sale online today. Our collection offers you the opportunity to buy or rent figurative art from some of the best artists practicing today, making it easy to start up an art collection or grow an existing one. Browse our selection to find exciting examples of Figurative Sculpture, Figurative Paintings, Figurative Drawings and much, much more.

Stella Kapezanou is a Greek artist working between London and Athens to create figurative paintings with a difference. Her work brings together bright and contrasting colours to depict scenes of everyday life. While these bold colours convey a sense of optimism, the people in her paintings add a layer of complexity with their uneasy and often manic expressions. Her piece Who Do I See? is the perfect example of this, where the subject’s expression teeters somewhere between joy and fear.

If you’re searching for figurative artwork that steers away from realism, take a look at the work of Yassine Mourit. This Moroccan artist’s pieces have the feel of a collage, blending together figures and animals with geometric shapes to create exciting images with a slightly haunting quality.

Ta Byrne has received international acclaim for her figurative artworks. Her pieces take real life scenes and introduce surreal elements, using bright colours and bold shapes for impact. Byrne's work takes inspiration from the greats like Picasso, with interesting uses of perspective and contorted human forms that challenge the idea of what it means to be a figurative artist.

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A brief history of figurative art

Figurative art can be best understood in contrast with abstract art. Whereas abstract art refers to any work that uses form, colour, shape and lines to create images that are removed from reality, figurative art is that which is derived from real object sources.

Given the broad scope of the definition, it comes as no surprise that figurative pieces have been around as long as humans have been creating art. Rock carvings and paintings dating back to the Palaeolithic Period show wild beasts and human settlements, reflecting a desire to capture the real world that still exists in the vocabulary of modern artists. Since then, artists of every time period have produced figurative art of some form. From the classical sculptures of Ancient Rome and Greece right up to the blurred brushstrokes of the Impressionists, it all comes under the umbrella term of figurative art.

Some of the world’s most iconic and beautiful art can be considered figurative. Van Gogh’s self-portraits are one such example, where erratic brushstrokes and contrasting colours tell the story of a man attempting to assert his status as an artist while struggling with mental illness. As is the case with this work, the real intrigue of figurative art is often not 'what' is depicted, but rather 'how'.

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      Untitled 2019

      Drawings - 100x78cm

      Untitled, 2019

      Drawings - 100x78cm

      Centre for Life Supported Learning

      Paintings - 60x76cmRent for $ 170/mo

      Flores de Papel

      Paintings - 40x30cm

      Exode (Exodus)

      Paintings - 91x91cm

      The Resident vi

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 76/mo

      Black & White

      Paintings - 130x130cmRent for $ 320/mo

      Sketch for We Are All Immigrants

      Paintings - 56x76cmRent for $ 135/mo

      The Resident ii

      Paintings - 37x54cmRent for $ 75/mo

      Because I'm So Happy!

      Prints - 64x58cm

      I Wake Up Screaming IV

      Sculpture - 24x20cm

      Self-Care (She's A Red-Flag)

      Paintings - 165x165cmRent for $ 425/mo

      Woman Underground 1

      Paintings - 76x76cmRent for $ 215/mo

      Kim in the jungle

      Paintings - 102x46cmRent for $ 145/mo

      Bizarre Creature Rider I

      Sculpture - 13x12cmRent for $ 48/mo

      Ginger Doll Guy

      Paintings - 70x70cmRent for $ 125/mo

      Resident ix

      Paintings - 60x60cmRent for $ 120/mo

      Diana under the skylight

      Paintings - 30x30cmRent for $ 75/mo

      'Beyond Self'

      Sculpture - 63x24cmRent for $ 180/mo

      Work place

      Paintings - 100x120cmRent for $ 185/mo

      Cactus Drawing

      Paintings - 40x30cm

      Other Planets

      Prints - 64x58cm