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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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Soklak Elgato, Encrypted alien data, Print

Soklak Elgato

Encrypted alien data, 2021
15.7 x 15.7 inch


Roberta Fineberg, Maybe, butterfly series, contemporary photography, Photography

Roberta Fineberg

Maybe, butterfly series, contemporary photography, 2017
18 x 24 inch


Amor de Agua, L'esprit des arbres et la femme, Fine Art Drawings

Amor de Agua

L'esprit des arbres et la femme, 2021
8.3 x 5.8 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Jean François Guelfi, Abstraction 8-21, Painting

Jean François Guelfi

Abstraction 8-21, 2021
18.1 x 15 x 0.8 inch


Snik, Cold tenderness halftone, Painting


Cold tenderness halftone, 2021
39.4 x 29.1 x 0.1 inch


Conrad Marca-Relli, Composition VI, Print

Conrad Marca-Relli

Composition VI, 1977
22 x 30 inch


Quentin Garel, Cochon ailé, Sculpture

Quentin Garel

Cochon ailé, 2010
20.9 x 17.3 x 14.2 inch


Stefan Thelen / Super A, The Syndicate, Print

Stefan Thelen / Super A

The Syndicate, 2019
31.625 x 8.25 inch


Pimax, Big Tomato Splash, Sculpture


Big Tomato Splash, 2020
49.2 x 29.5 x 23.6 inch


Réjane LeChat, Esprit de la Terre 1, Sculpture

Réjane LeChat

Esprit de la Terre 1, 2021
13.8 x 3.9 x 2 inch


Olivier Ebel, Sous les tropiques, Painting

Olivier Ebel

Sous les tropiques, 2020
29.5 x 50 x 0.8 inch


Silvia Calmejane, Together, Painting

Silvia Calmejane

Together, 2021
39.4 x 39.4 x 0.4 inch


TRUST. iCON, Simple math, Print


Simple math, 2020
19.7 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch


Pol Bury, Untitled, Print

Pol Bury

Untitled, 1974
39.4 x 27.6 x 0 inch


Mike Gough, Still, Painting

Mike Gough

Still, 2021
20 x 20 inch


Hal Mayforth, Here's What You Need to Know, Painting

Hal Mayforth

Here's What You Need to Know, 2021
32 x 40 x 0.1 inch


Patrick Coussot Bex, Tension bleue K, Painting

Patrick Coussot Bex

Tension bleue K, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 x 1.6 inch


Michal Bajsarowicz, Torso, Sculpture

Michal Bajsarowicz

Torso, 2021
26.8 x 16.9 x 12.2 inch


Jean-Michel Voge, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Daughter China Moses, Paris, Photography

Jean-Michel Voge

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Daughter China Moses, Paris, 1987
24 x 17 inch


Grégoire Devin, Woman In The Sun, Fine Art Drawings

Grégoire Devin

Woman In The Sun, 2021
25.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Arelys Photos, La Glace, Photography

Arelys Photos

La Glace, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.4 inch


Janice Toulouse, Blue Torsos, Painting

Janice Toulouse

Blue Torsos, 2018
15 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch


Amor de Agua, Cœur, Painting

Amor de Agua

Cœur, 2020
8.3 x 5.8 x 0.6 inch


Alessandra Carloni, Untitled, Painting

Alessandra Carloni

Untitled, 2019
20.1 x 20.1 inch


Erwann  Tirilly, The Dreamer, Painting

Erwann Tirilly

The Dreamer, 2021
38.2 x 57.5 x 1.2 inch


Michelle Hold, Wish for peace, Painting

Michelle Hold

Wish for peace, 2013
31.5 x 31.5 x 1.6 inch


LN Le Cheviller, Vent 9, Painting

LN Le Cheviller

Vent 9, 2020
27.6 x 39.4 x 0 inch


Heike Bohnstengel, The Wave, Santa Monica, Photography

Heike Bohnstengel

The Wave, Santa Monica, 2014
11.8 x 11.8 x 0 inch


Martine Chassé, Sur le chemin du retour, Painting

Martine Chassé

Sur le chemin du retour, 2021
40.2 x 40.2 x 1.6 inch


Ekaterina Ermilkina, Red night, Painting

Ekaterina Ermilkina

Red night, 2021
16 x 16 inch


Giorgio Lo Fermo, Abstract expression, Painting

Giorgio Lo Fermo

Abstract expression, 2020
23.6 x 35.4 x 1.2 inch


José Cori, Letters to Hokusai - Mystère, Fine Art Drawings

José Cori

Letters to Hokusai - Mystère, 2020
19.7 x 15.7 x 0.6 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Véronique Bourgeois-Noury, L'éveil, Painting

Véronique Bourgeois-Noury

L'éveil, 2020
31.9 x 51.2 x 1.6 inch


Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Profil du temps, 1984
20.1 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch


Meteo Meteo, Sans Titre, Painting

Meteo Meteo

Sans Titre, 2021
11.7 x 8.3 x 0 inch


Remi Delaplace, Les objets sont des tout, Painting

Remi Delaplace

Les objets sont des tout, 2018
16.9 x 16.9 x 1.2 inch


Jean-Jacques Venturini, Kiss !, Painting

Jean-Jacques Venturini

Kiss !, 2019
29.9 x 24 x 1.2 inch


Tatiana Lebedev, Composition AG_73, Painting

Tatiana Lebedev

Composition AG_73, 2018
36.2 x 115 x 1.6 inch


Noël Granger, Rugby France/Irlande, Fine Art Drawings

Noël Granger

Rugby France/Irlande, 2019
8.7 x 11 inch
Fine Art Drawings


Caroline David, Narcisse 2100, Painting

Caroline David

Narcisse 2100, 2021
47.2 x 47.2 inch


Bernard Cadène, La chaude colline du Cominges, Painting

Bernard Cadène

La chaude colline du Cominges, 2020
36.2 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch


Tavalina, My House, Blue Still Life, Painting


My House, Blue Still Life, 2020
24 x 20 x 2 inch

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Eric Doisy, Blondie, Painting

Eric Doisy

Blondie, 2021
19.7 x 19.7 x 1.6 inch


Manuela Karin Knaut, More than you could wish for, Painting

Manuela Karin Knaut

More than you could wish for, 2021
98.4 x 60.6 inch


Eloïse Desnot-Marsan, Sans Titre, Painting

Eloïse Desnot-Marsan

Sans Titre, 2020
120.1 x 84.6 inch


Kenny Random, The collector (Basquiat), Print

Kenny Random

The collector (Basquiat), 2019
16.5 x 27.6 inch


Harrie Sijbers, Trees, Painting

Harrie Sijbers

Trees, 2021
35.4 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch


James Earley, A child of Africa, Painting

James Earley

A child of Africa, 2021
29.1 x 19.7 x 1.2 inch


Tiago Magro, Legends, Painting

Tiago Magro

Legends, 2018
60 x 48 inch


Théo Tobiasse, L’œil dans l’oiseau, Sculpture

Théo Tobiasse

L’œil dans l’oiseau, 2004
23 x 18.5 x 5.7 inch


Mara Minuzzo, Composition No. M2005, Painting

Mara Minuzzo

Composition No. M2005, 2020
60 x 40 x 1.5 inch


Gérard Fromanger, Chimère 59, Painting

Gérard Fromanger

Chimère 59, 1985
8.7 x 5.5 x 1.2 inch


Amber Goldhammer, Neon Love Goddess, Painting

Amber Goldhammer

Neon Love Goddess, 2021
12 x 12 inch


Damienne Valentin, Flash impressions en rouge, Painting

Damienne Valentin

Flash impressions en rouge, 2008
19.7 x 19.7 x 0.1 inch


Robert Combas, Docteur Banane Mordeur Professionnel, Fine Art Drawings

Robert Combas

Docteur Banane Mordeur Professionnel, 2004
24.8 x 18.9 x 0.4 inch
Fine Art Drawings


La Pointe, Love, Painting

La Pointe

Love, 2021
39.4 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$591 $739

John Petrey, 'Camile' Mixed Media Sculpture of Woman's Dress, Sculpture

John Petrey

'Camile' Mixed Media Sculpture of Woman's Dress, 2019
27 x 15 x 15 inch


Zeal Harris, Praylude to Katrina, Painting

Zeal Harris

Praylude to Katrina, 2019
56 x 36 inch


Zeal Harris, I said samich part 2, Print

Zeal Harris

I said samich part 2, 2019
18 x 22 inch


Adeel, Strates, Painting


Strates, 2020
39.4 x 19.7 x 1.4 inch


Miro Bialy, Tango, Painting

Miro Bialy

Tango, 2001
49.6 x 26 x 0.8 inch


Joshua Jensen Nagle, Days long paradise, Photography

Joshua Jensen Nagle

Days long paradise, 2019
43 x 57 x 2.4 inch


Katarina Kudelova, Vieille peau, Print

Katarina Kudelova

Vieille peau, 2012
34.3 x 33.1 inch


Sicoer, Orange coffee, Painting


Orange coffee, 2019
39.4 x 39.4 inch


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