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130,000 - The number of contemporary artworks currently available on Artsper. Every day, new Parisian, European and international art galleries join us and trust us to promote their artists (painters, illustrators, sculptors and art photographers.)

We use the term ‘contemporary art’ to identify all works created in recent times, between the end of the 20th and the start of the 21st centuries. However, there is no single type of contemporary art and it can cover just as many forms as there are artists. Although contemporary art takes individualities and cultural exceptions into account, it is inspired by a global context and a globalised society which is forever changing. The materials used, the creative processes and the chosen themes often refer to this interconnection and constantly question the established artistic order.

Although they are often confused, there are many differences between modern and contemporary art. In particular, contemporary art, which tends to be more conceptual, favours the creative idea behind the work more than the actual artwork created.

However the distinction between the two trends can be interpreted as purely time-related and any piece of work created after 1945 can be called ‘contemporary’. Pop Art is one of the first artistic movements to emerge from contemporary art. It appeared at a time when an entire generation was caught up in the whirlwind of consumer society. Pop Art used the latest technology available and intense colours to reflect (sometimes ironically) the changing globalised world. Key artists include Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol whose modern paintings depict the icons of the time, such as Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor.

Inspired by the revolutionary thinking of the great Surrealist masters (Dali or Magritte), Cubists (Picasso) and Dadaists (Marcel Duchamp), artists of the 1950s and 60s took their ideas about art even further. Minimalism and Conceptual Art was born. Minimalism and conceptualism were set in contrast to the the abstract expressionist artists such as Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock, and the movements were pioneered by artists such as Franck Stella, Sol Lewitt, Lawrence Weiner many of whom created pared down, minimal sculptures…

Born in the 1960s in Philadelphia, street art has been popular since the 80s and is now exhibited in art museums, galleries and private collections. Paintings, stencils, collages, unusual supports, tags...Certain gallery owners offer original works from the movement’s biggest names, such as prints by Shepard Fairey (Obey), Banksy, photographs by JR or graffiti paintings by Jef Aérosol. In our catalogue you can also find works by artists from the emerging art scene who work in the same style: JonOne, Blek Le Rat, Miss Tic, Death NYC....

Despite all these changes that have taken place, artists continue to work with more traditional genres including landscape and portrait, although of course, the way they approach these subjects is very different today. Many artworks combine several techniques and mediums. A drawing, for example might use collage, watercolour and touches of acrylic. Artists today are faced with almost limitless possibilities.

Sculptors and other artists who played an important part in the late 20th century art scene are also present on Artsper. Specialising in big or small formats, using wood, bronze or steel you’ll find a variety of works. Discover the famous highly-coloured figurative creations by Niki de Saint Phalle, Takashi Murakami’s kawai inspired art, and even Jeff Koons, also known as the most expensive living contemporary artist in the world.

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Bernard Rancillac, Guevara + che, Painting

Bernard Rancillac

Guevara + che, 2004
62.4 x 42.9 x 0.8 inch


Elena Myasnikova, Fragile Tenderness, Painting

Elena Myasnikova

Fragile Tenderness, 2021
22.5 x 28 x 1.75 inch


Francesca Borgo, Seeking the good, Painting

Francesca Borgo

Seeking the good, 2021
18.5 x 14.6 x 0.6 inch


Marie-Laure Souq, Le printemps à Paris, Painting

Marie-Laure Souq

Le printemps à Paris, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch


Ryca, Acid Earring, Print


Acid Earring, 2020
11.8 x 9.8 x 0.4 inch


Catherine Azaïs, Plongée aquatique, Painting

Catherine Azaïs

Plongée aquatique, 2018
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Waleria Matelska, Androgyne, Painting

Waleria Matelska

Androgyne, 2017
45.3 x 41.3 x 0.8 inch


Miriam Gaité, Mar21, Painting

Miriam Gaité

Mar21, 2021
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch


Véronique Boisvert (Vé Boisvert), Peaceful Garden, Painting

Véronique Boisvert (Vé Boisvert)

Peaceful Garden, 2021
35.8 x 48 x 1.6 inch


Claude Weisbuch, La Chute, Fine Art Drawings

Claude Weisbuch

La Chute, 2000
10.6 x 14.6 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Amandyne Steropês, L'envoûteuse, Painting

Amandyne Steropês

L'envoûteuse, 2021
23.6 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


Martina Niederhauser, Sisters by soul, Painting

Martina Niederhauser

Sisters by soul, 2021
20 x 16 inch


Clément Verdière, New wave, Painting

Clément Verdière

New wave, 2021
55.1 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

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Yannick Aaron, Tania, Painting

Yannick Aaron

Tania, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Amélie Le Grelle, Allée d'arbres, Painting

Amélie Le Grelle

Allée d'arbres, 2021
43.3 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


Béatrice Migliore, Bleu comme la mer, Painting

Béatrice Migliore

Bleu comme la mer, 2021
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch


Patrick Blanc, Caroussel II, Photography

Patrick Blanc

Caroussel II, 2021
26.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Agent X, Rock Out With Your..., Painting

Agent X

Rock Out With Your..., 2021
57.9 x 57.9 inch


Tyler Shields, Swan, Print

Tyler Shields

Swan, 2021
30 x 40 x 2 inch

15,000 - $ 25,000

Sounya Whang, Pêcheur du rêve, Painting

Sounya Whang

Pêcheur du rêve, 2020
22.8 x 29.1 x 0.8 inch


Ian Hornak, Georgica Pond at Sunset - East Hampton, NY, Painting

Ian Hornak

Georgica Pond at Sunset - East Hampton, NY, 1973
72 x 48 inch


Bridg', Lettre d'amour, Painting


Lettre d'amour, 2021
13.8 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch

$377 $418

Lusine Abrahamyan, Morning Light, Painting

Lusine Abrahamyan

Morning Light, 2021
27.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,083 $1,354

Thierry Van Quickenborne, Vol 75, Painting

Thierry Van Quickenborne

Vol 75, 2020
19.7 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch


Ami imaginaire, Daloa Queen, Painting

Ami imaginaire

Daloa Queen, 2018
43.3 x 27.6 x 0.6 inch


Gil.S, AB 25, Sculpture


AB 25, 2018
21.1 x 9.8 x 9.1 inch


Salvador Dali, Chevaux dalinéens - Cheval de labeur, Print

Salvador Dali

Chevaux dalinéens - Cheval de labeur, 1972
26.8 x 19.7 inch


Jef Aérosol, This world is (y)our world, Print

Jef Aérosol

This world is (y)our world, 2019
23.6 x 15.7 inch


Nemanja Nikolic, Caeruleus, Painting

Nemanja Nikolic

Caeruleus, 2021
40 x 30 x 0.78 inch


Roxane Borujerdi, Sans titre, Painting

Roxane Borujerdi

Sans titre, 2013
19.7 x 13.8 inch

$3,877 $4,308

Vladimir Kolosov, Cats, Painting

Vladimir Kolosov

Cats, 2016
20 x 24 x 0.25 inch


Cobalt Mural, Cobalt - Hanoï-Hue, Fine Art Drawings

Cobalt Mural

Cobalt - Hanoï-Hue, 2020
11 x 15 x 0.1 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Rita Vandenherrewegen, Meteore, Painting

Rita Vandenherrewegen

Meteore, 2021
12.6 x 12.6 x 0.8 inch

$432 $480

Veronika Rokashevich, Ocean, Painting

Veronika Rokashevich

Ocean, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 inch

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Our recommendations Lilia Mazurkevich, Dickens, Print

Lilia Mazurkevich

Dickens, 2019
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Sarah Elqa, Summer Breeze, Painting

Sarah Elqa

Summer Breeze, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.8 inch


Diana Malivani, Vignes sous le soleil, Painting

Diana Malivani

Vignes sous le soleil, 2021
47.2 x 59.1 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Pedro Correa, Waiting for nothing, Photography

Pedro Correa

Waiting for nothing, 2013
39.4 x 39.4 x 1.2 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Surface de la mer 28, Fine Art Drawings

LN Le Cheviller

Surface de la mer 28, 2017
25.6 x 19.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Ben Eine, Rise Up, Print

Ben Eine

Rise Up, 2020
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Tony Tichene, Sept ans de réflexion, Painting

Tony Tichene

Sept ans de réflexion, 2021
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Romano Zanotti, Spazio fratturato, Painting

Romano Zanotti

Spazio fratturato, 2015
23.6 x 23.6 x 1.2 inch


Alexander Eulert, Glimpses No. 3, Painting

Alexander Eulert

Glimpses No. 3, 2021
16 x 16 inch


Man et Pia, Virtual Spirit, Painting

Man et Pia

Virtual Spirit, 2021
31.5 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Pierre Doutreleau, Promenade sur la plage, Print

Pierre Doutreleau

Promenade sur la plage, 1989
24.8 x 35.4 x 0.1 inch


Miss Tic, Et l'humour, mon amour, Painting

Miss Tic

Et l'humour, mon amour, 2020
9.4 x 13 x 1.2 inch


Meteo Meteo, Sans Titre, Painting

Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre, 2021
9.4 x 6.3 inch

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Corinne Foucouin, Horizon N 76 L'Isle 20-20, Painting

Corinne Foucouin

Horizon N 76 L'Isle 20-20, 2021
7.9 x 7.9 x 0.6 inch


Ricky Cohete, Untitled., Photography

Ricky Cohete

Untitled., 2021
30 x 20 x 0.1 inch


Burt Glinn, Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Photography

Burt Glinn

Swing, The Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, 1959
22 x 17 inch


Eric Roux-Fontaine, Crazy diamond, Painting

Eric Roux-Fontaine

Crazy diamond, 2020
55.1 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Ender, Fragile, Painting


Fragile, 2019
15.7 x 15.7 x 0.4 inch


Serge Hamad, Temporal Perception #7, Photography

Serge Hamad

Temporal Perception #7, 2017
45 x 60 inch


The Connor Brothers, Vice Versa / Too Busy, Print

The Connor Brothers

Vice Versa / Too Busy, 2019
51 x 31 inch


Fusako Ekuni, Into The Light, Painting

Fusako Ekuni

Into The Light, 2019
9.8 x 23.6 x 1.6 inch


Piotr Piskorz, In Rain, Painting

Piotr Piskorz

In Rain, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch


Gonçalo Martins, Path to Rock, Algarve, Photography

Gonçalo Martins

Path to Rock, Algarve, 2014
7.5 x 7.5 x 0 inch


Alejandra Quintanilla, 2107., Painting

Alejandra Quintanilla

2107., 2021
53.1 x 70.9 x 0.2 inch


Paloma Castello, Delirio exótico #20. From the series "Exotic Delirium", Photography

Paloma Castello

Delirio exótico #20. From the series "Exotic Delirium", 2020
53.5 x 29.5 x 0.1 inch


Jenny Owens, Fossils - post house 002, Photography

Jenny Owens

Fossils - post house 002, 2019
5.3 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch


Miguel Guía, Cubicando el cubismo, Painting

Miguel Guía

Cubicando el cubismo, 2019
32.3 x 55.1 x 0.8 inch


Apo, Sans Titre, Painting


Sans Titre, 2021
8.3 x 11.7 x 0 inch


Barry Cawston, Jorge's kitchen, Photography

Barry Cawston

Jorge's kitchen, 2012
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch


Artize, Les prés salés, Painting


Les prés salés, 2021
31.5 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch


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