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Explore an extensive selection of original paintings for sale or available to rent. Showcasing contemporary paintings from some of the most exciting artists working today, our curated selection includes everything from oil paintings to watercolour, and from landscapes to acrylic paintings. Browse our online collection and discover new paintings perfect for your home.

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Use our filters to find contemporary paintings in a range of media and styles by artists based in the UK and around the globe. Whether you’re looking for vibrant works by Kotaro Machiyama, delicate watercolour landscapes by Tou Toa, Louise McNaught’s mixed media animal portraits, or anything in between, we have something for art collections of all types.

We curate an unparalleled collection of paintings. As well as offering artworks embodying the cutting edge of experimentation in painting, such as Michael Tierney’s surrealist mixed media pieces, we are proud to showcase a range of painters drawing influence from the medium’s far-reaching history. Andrew Crane and Philip Tyler take inspiration from 20th-century expressionism, whilst Ta Byrne and Stella Kapezanou employ more traditional representational techniques to make us take a second, deeper look at their real and imagined subjects.

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History Of Modern Painting

Although painting has been a pastime for humans throughout our existence, the abstract and conceptual artworks we now see as timeless examples of the practice are relatively modern. Until the 20th century, painters focused exclusively on representational images: still lifes, portraiture or natural and religious subjects. We see this trend to varying degrees in the work of Monet, Van Gogh and other epoch-defining artists. Since then, painters have been testing the limits of the medium, experimenting with an expanding range of media and subject matter. The trend for geometric abstract paintings, for example, runs from pioneers such as Mondrian and Martin to contemporary artists such as Hetty Haxworth and Crispin Holder. The artists we hand-pick are at the forefront of the evolution of contemporary painting in the 21st century.

Painting has long been seen as a means of communication, albeit more slight and indirect than the spoken or written form. Edward Hopper once stated, “if you could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” This has increasingly been the case with the emergence of new painting styles and methods that push the boundaries of representation, from Impressionism to Surrealism to Expressionism. Each of our artworks has been chosen because it communicates in its nuances something not tangible enough to convey by other means – from the straightforwardly representational to the abstract and conceptual.

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    Les augures by Victoria Stagni
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    Les augures by Victoria Stagni

    Les augures

    Paintings - 80x80 cm
    Tango No.3 by Sara Richardson
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    Tango No.3 by Sara Richardson

    Tango No.3

    Paintings - 76x56 cm
    Le règne des Casoars by Victoria Stagni
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    Le règne des Casoars by Victoria Stagni

    Le règne des Casoars

    Paintings - 80x80 cm
    Unconscious Rituals by Peggy Cozzi
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    Unconscious Rituals by Peggy Cozzi

    Unconscious Rituals

    Paintings - 50x50 cm
    Little Dresser by Robert LeMar
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    Little Dresser by Robert LeMar

    Little Dresser

    Paintings - 46x36 cm
    fantasies by Rebecca Levitan
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    fantasies by Rebecca Levitan

    fantasies

    Paintings - 91x121 cm
    Tomorrow's Memories by Barbara Krupp
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    Tomorrow's Memories by Barbara Krupp

    Tomorrow's Memories

    Paintings - 102x102 cm
    Dialogue de sourds by Antony Squizzato
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    Dialogue de sourds by Antony Squizzato

    Dialogue de sourds

    Paintings - 49x49 cm
    MERCY by Stephen Cimini
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    MERCY by Stephen Cimini

    MERCY

    Paintings - 71x71 cm
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    YOU ARE A LEADER by Dave Smith

    YOU ARE A LEADER

    Paintings - 122x92 cm
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    Double Vision-BOG by Maggie Jiang

    Double Vision-BOG

    Paintings - 76x76 cm
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    Let's Get Lost by Novi Lim

    Let's Get Lost

    Paintings - 90x160 cm
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    Morningstand  by Kim Marra

    Morningstand

    Paintings - 61x76 cm
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    Claudia by Victoria Stagni

    Claudia

    Paintings - 81x61 cm
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    Joshua by Philip Vaughan

    Joshua

    Paintings - 92x92 cm
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    ALWAYS AND FOREVER by Stacey Warnix

    ALWAYS AND FOREVER

    Paintings - 76x76 cm
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    Emphasis On Circles by Barbara Krupp

    Emphasis On Circles

    Paintings - 122x91 cm
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    Art Teacher by Erin Dunn

    Art Teacher

    Paintings - 51x51 cm
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    Going North by Niall Stevenson

    Going North

    Paintings - 180x180 cmRent for $225 /mo
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    Someplace Else by Lisa Kellner

    Someplace Else

    Paintings - 122x122 cm
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    Le soir by Dominique Bruneton

    Le soir

    Paintings - 50x70 cm
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    Creatures of Paradise by Novi Lim

    Creatures of Paradise

    Paintings - 95x95 cm
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    Antenna by Gregory Malphurs

    Antenna

    Paintings - 37x114 cm
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    Equities (that very day) by Peter Roux

    Equities (that very day)

    Paintings - 152x51 cm
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    Sanctuary by Luke Elwes

    Sanctuary

    Paintings - 51x51 cmRent for $330 /mo
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    British n°74820 by Alban

    British n°74820

    Paintings - 110x110 cm
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    Immersing by Tong Zhang

    Immersing

    Paintings - 61x51 cm

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