Contemporary Abstract Art for Sale

Abstract art spans genres, from the nude to the natural landscape. Find inspiration in these abstract compositions, and discover the perfect abstract prints for your space!





An Introduction to Abstract Art

From surrealism and futurism to abstract expressionism, the call to abstraction has been one of the animating imperatives of modern art. The roots of abstract art lie in late 19th century painting. Impressionist art began to seek out what artists like Claude Monet and Edgar Degas considered more faithful representations of the natural world. Artists of Expressionism also pursued a reality beyond the real, but did so by attempting to focus on and portray inner experience. In the period between the two World Wars, Surrealism took rise as a current which used a mixed pallette of realistic and magical representation, in order to elucidate that in the real world which pointed to something beyond.

The agenda of pursuing a distinctly abstract, or "non-objective" art, began contemporaneously in Europe and Russia. In Europe, avant gardists like Picasso and Piet Mondrian explored new techniques and philosophies, driven by concerns which drifted increasingly away from realism. In Russia, Wladimir Kandinsky and then Kazimir Malevich propagated powerful variants of "spiritualist" artistic theory, understanding the artist as priveleged to perceive primordial forms in the world and transform it through artistic creation, and conceiving of color and line as possessing extranatural qualities. For them, art was a vehicle to spiritual or social truth, and for its attainment in the hands of the artist. For these artists, the non-objective quality of their efforts denoted the pursuit of "realities" which were unlike the naturally given real. In their famous paintings and drawings, color, form, and line opened onto new and previously unexplored (or created) realities.



 curated abstract art: Illuminated III by Clay Lipsky
Illuminated III
Clay Lipsky
from CA$ 399 to CA$ 599
 curated abstract art: Warm Rain by Miki Takahashi
Warm Rain
Miki Takahashi
from CA$ 649 to CA$ 1,199
 curated abstract art: Untitled by Aida Pascual Benito
Untitled
Aida Pascual Benito
from CA$ 1,699 to CA$ 3,390
 curated abstract art: Perpetuum mobile by Piet Paris
Perpetuum mobile
Piet Paris
from CA$ 649 to CA$ 1,299
 curated abstract art: passing by I by Andreas Paul
passing by I
Andreas Paul
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 3,190
 curated abstract art: take off by Bernd Uhde
take off
Bernd Uhde
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 2,790
 curated abstract art: Downtown by René & Radka
Downtown
René & Radka
from CA$ 849 to CA$ 1,799
 curated abstract art: Istanbul, Atakoy I by Murat Germen
Istanbul, Atakoy I
Murat Germen
from CA$ 1,499 to CA$ 2,990


The abstract in 20th century art

Throughout the 20th century, abstract art has been a seminal force in painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture. In the mid-20th century, abstract expressionism took off in the United States as a profoundly new movement, radicalizing and popularizing some of the fundamental ideas of abstract painters and modernist theorists. Artists like Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Mark Rothko created abstract paintings which were meant to be reflect the artist's physical movements, rather than the strict product of a preintended blueprint for executing the artwork. It combined the abstract as a technique of representation with expressionism as a philosophy of showing the inside on the outside.

By the mid 1960's, the authority of abstract expressionism gave way to new movements, which were centered on the decorative, functional, and social aspects of art. Transitional movements like Pop Art and neo-expressionism, with figures like Robert Rauschenberg, Alex Katz, and Keith Haring led the way from art as concerned with theory and method to art as concerned with life and society.

Movements like minimalist art privileged abstract and geometrical representations above all, eschewing all superfluous and representational elements. Mid century modern art in furniture, architecture, household wares, painting, and photography pushed above all for pragmatism and economy in artistic production.





Lumas Abstract Photography

The LUMAS portfolio includes a wealth of contemporary art produced by skilled and accomplished abstract photographers. Explore our collection, and discover the world of abstract photography!





Shop Abstract Art by Color

In the beginning, abstraction was largely a meditation on what is most basic in the world: shape, line, and color. Discover our curated collections, and shop art by color!





Street and Urban

Our collection of urban and street art contains a number of fascinating and colorful abstract pieces in the tradition of street art.


 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Burglar Alarms by Sandra Rauch
Burglar Alarms
Sandra Rauch
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 2,790
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Clark Kent Graffiti by Daniel Picard
Clark Kent Graffiti
Daniel Picard
CA$ 199
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: LA Dreams by Tim Marrs
LA Dreams
Tim Marrs
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 2,790
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Tokio, Asakusa by Andrej Barov
Tokio, Asakusa
Andrej Barov
CA$ 1,699
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Uptown Playground by Derek Gores
Uptown Playground
Derek Gores
from CA$ 599 to CA$ 1,799
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Times Square #3 by Larry Yust
Times Square #3
Larry Yust
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 1,999
 Street and Urban Abstract Artworks: Motown by Sven Pfrommer
Motown
Sven Pfrommer
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 1,399

Nature

Nature Art lends itself well to abstraction. In seeking out the formal properties underlying experience, abstract artists often turn directly to nature.


 Abstract Nature Artwork: Archiac by William Patino
Archiac
William Patino
from CA$ 2,190 to CA$ 6,490
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Green City I by Sabine Wild
Green City I
Sabine Wild
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 2,990
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Fashion's Seasons II by Christian Lacroix
Fashion's Seasons II
Christian Lacroix
from CA$ 1,699 to CA$ 2,990
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Eden I. by Katalin Vasali
Eden I.
Katalin Vasali
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 1,999
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Polyptych of clouds by Antonio Rojas
Polyptych of clouds
Antonio Rojas
from CA$ 1,149 to CA$ 1,999
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Secret Garden by Sven Fennema
Secret Garden
Sven Fennema
from CA$ 1,699 to CA$ 2,990
 Abstract Nature Artwork: The Wood Colours by Christiane Steinicke
The Wood Colours
Christiane Steinicke
from CA$ 599 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Cronulla Rock Pool 02 by Peter Yan
Cronulla Rock Pool 02
Peter Yan
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,290


Landscape

Our collection of abstract landscape art contains unworldly mountainscapes, oceanscapes, aerial photographs, and more!


 Abstract Landscape Art: Katama by Alison Shaw
Katama
Alison Shaw
CA$ 3,190
 Abstract Landscape Art: Wave 300575 by Douglas Busch
Wave 300575
Douglas Busch
from CA$ 649 to CA$ 1,599
 Abstract Landscape Art: Threshold by Kate Shaw
Threshold
Kate Shaw
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 2,190
 Abstract Landscape Art: At the end of the day by Santiago
At the end of the day
Santiago
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 2,590
 Abstract Landscape Art: Temporal Perception #94 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #94
Serge Hamad
from CA$ 1,799 to CA$ 3,190
 Abstract Landscape Art: Lake Bled by Paolo Pettigiani
Lake Bled
Paolo Pettigiani
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Landscape Art: SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS I
Tom Hegen
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 2,990

Black and White

It is often said that in its eschewal of aesthetic diversity, black and white is closest to the impulse which animates abstract art: the search for the reality underlying everyday experience. Explore our entire collection of black and white art.


 Abstract Black and White Art: Marlene by Anna Halm Schudel
Marlene
Anna Halm Schudel
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 2,990
 Abstract Black and White Art: Entrance by Hajime Yoshida
Entrance
Hajime Yoshida
CA$ 699
 Abstract Black and White Art: Mensa TU Braunschweig by Heinrich Heidersberger
Mensa TU Braunschweig
Heinrich Heidersberger
CA$ 1,199
 Abstract Black and White Art: Mediterranean door by Antonio Rojas
Mediterranean door
Antonio Rojas
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 1,999
 Abstract Black and White Art: Skeleton Coast, Namibia by Helmut Hirler
Skeleton Coast, Namibia
Helmut Hirler
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,999
 Abstract Black and White Art: Bona Fide by Jonathan Chritchley
Bona Fide
Jonathan Chritchley
from CA$ 499 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Black and White Art: Dorsten by Tim Hölscher
Dorsten
Tim Hölscher
from CA$ 499 to CA$ 1,199
 Abstract Black and White Art: Elephant by Tom Nagy
Elephant
Tom Nagy
from CA$ 1,099 to CA$ 1,799

Portrait

Perhaps the most exciting example of abstraction in photography is in portrait art. Whether human or animal portraits, the face and the body are rich canvases for so many photo artists.



Architecture

Artists often find interesting narratives hidden in building and construction material. Others work directly with architecture as the object of artistic creation.


 Abstract Architecture Art: White Tower, Portland, OR by Andrea B. Stone
White Tower, Portland, OR
Andrea B. Stone
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Architecture Art: The Hive by Peter Stewart
The Hive
Peter Stewart
from CA$ 1,699 to CA$ 3,790
 Abstract Architecture Art: Las Vegas Man Tetraptych by Jenny Okun
Las Vegas Man Tetraptych
Jenny Okun
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 2,990
 Abstract Architecture Art: Red Stairs by Adam Mørk
Red Stairs
Adam Mørk
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 1,699
 Abstract Architecture Art: Archisculpture 28 by Beomsik Won
Archisculpture 28
Beomsik Won
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Architecture Art: The Apartment House by Alastair Pincaud
The Apartment House
Alastair Pincaud
CA$ 3,490
 Abstract Architecture Art: Hidden City 1 by Navid Baraty
Hidden City 1
Navid Baraty
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 3,290

Flowers

For millenia, humans have projected onto flowers stirring sentiments about life, death, and regeneration. In contemporary flower art, they still hold this power.


 Abstract Flower Art: Poppies by Bruce Boyd
Poppies
Bruce Boyd
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 3,290
 Abstract Flower Art: Vanitas X by Annet Van Der Voort
Vanitas X
Annet Van Der Voort
from CA$ 499 to CA$ 1,299
 Abstract Flower Art: Cactus Abstraction 01 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 01
Ed Freeman
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 1,799
 Abstract Flower Art: Hibiscus Jelly by Bruce Boyd
Hibiscus Jelly
Bruce Boyd
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 3,590
 Abstract Flower Art: Still life with roses by Mark Seelen
Still life with roses
Mark Seelen
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 1,999

Curated Selection of Abstract Artworks




 Curated Abstract Art: Speicherstadt by Anja Neudert
Speicherstadt
Anja Neudert
CA$ 3,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Lucy Vincent Beach III by Alison Shaw
Lucy Vincent Beach III
Alison Shaw
CA$ 1,699
 Curated Abstract Art: Pedestrians2 by Michael Michlmayr
Pedestrians2
Michael Michlmayr
CA$ 1,399
 Curated Abstract Art: Enclosure #22 by Thomas Florschuetz
Enclosure #22
Thomas Florschuetz
CA$ 1,699
 Curated Abstract Art: Untitled Urbanscape 5 by Mauren Brodbeck
Untitled Urbanscape 5
Mauren Brodbeck
CA$ 1,399
 Curated Abstract Art: Blumenstück IV by Thomas Florschuetz
Blumenstück IV
Thomas Florschuetz
CA$ 3,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Liquid universe VI by Thanh-khoa Tran
Liquid universe VI
Thanh-khoa Tran
from CA$ 549 to CA$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Spitzer Telescope: Milky Way (NASA/JPL-Caltech/E.Mercer, Boston University) by Hubble Telescope
Spitzer Telescope: Milky Way (NASA/JPL-Caltech/E.Mercer, Boston University)
Hubble Telescope
from CA$ 449 to CA$ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Liquid universe X by Thanh-khoa Tran
Liquid universe X
Thanh-khoa Tran
CA$ 799
 Curated Abstract Art: nightbar by Jens Nagels
nightbar
Jens Nagels
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 2,990
 Curated Abstract Art: Gran Columna T.E. by José Manuel Ballester
Gran Columna T.E.
José Manuel Ballester
CA$ 2,990
 Curated Abstract Art: dressed skin by Dallae Bae
dressed skin
Dallae Bae
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Neue Nationalgalerie by Cathrin Schulz
Neue Nationalgalerie
Cathrin Schulz
from CA$ 599 to CA$ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Artwork Earth 05 by Klaus D. Francke
Artwork Earth 05
Klaus D. Francke
from CA$ 849 to CA$ 3,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Across the Mersey by Josh Von Staudach
Across the Mersey
Josh Von Staudach
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 2,390
 Curated Abstract Art: Glitter Eye by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Glitter Eye
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 2,390
 Curated Abstract Art: Tribal Print, Portland, OR by Andrea B. Stone
Tribal Print, Portland, OR
Andrea B. Stone
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Black Girl in Origami dress with rooster by Efren Isaza
Black Girl in Origami dress with rooster
Efren Isaza
from CA$ 1,999 to CA$ 3,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Bauhaus Dessau III by Sabine Wild
Bauhaus Dessau III
Sabine Wild
from CA$ 999 to CA$ 3,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Sharing by Joerg Maxzin
Sharing
Joerg Maxzin
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Beauty of Jaisalmer by Kai Stuht
Beauty of Jaisalmer
Kai Stuht
from CA$ 1,999 to CA$ 4,490
 Curated Abstract Art: SHANGHAI 8 by Klaus Thymann
SHANGHAI 8
Klaus Thymann
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: North Manhattan, NY by Alfonso Zubiaga
North Manhattan, NY
Alfonso Zubiaga
from CA$ 799 to CA$ 1,399
 Curated Abstract Art: Dorsten by Tim Hölscher
Dorsten
Tim Hölscher
from CA$ 499 to CA$ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Blue by Miki Takahashi
Blue
Miki Takahashi
from CA$ 549 to CA$ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Floating No.II by Bence Bakonyi
Floating No.II
Bence Bakonyi
from CA$ 799 to CA$ 1,699
 Curated Abstract Art: Floating No.VI by Bence Bakonyi
Floating No.VI
Bence Bakonyi
from CA$ 799 to CA$ 1,699
 Curated Abstract Art: Golden Gate by Erik Chmil
Golden Gate
Erik Chmil
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 3,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Former Deutsche Bank building, Antwerp, Belgium by Mikhail Porollo
Former Deutsche Bank building, Antwerp, Belgium
Mikhail Porollo
from CA$ 599 to CA$ 949
 Curated Abstract Art: Vanitas X by Annet Van Der Voort
Vanitas X
Annet Van Der Voort
from CA$ 499 to CA$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Yellow Dance, New York 2008 by Maurizio Galimberti
Yellow Dance, New York 2008
Maurizio Galimberti
from CA$ 799 to CA$ 2,590
 Curated Abstract Art: The Muse by Stefanie Schneider
The Muse
Stefanie Schneider
from CA$ 749 to CA$ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Venus Smiles #2 - Diptych by Miles Aldridge
Venus Smiles #2 - Diptych
Miles Aldridge
 Curated Abstract Art: Rome by Dirk Messner
Rome
Dirk Messner
from CA$ 1,149 to CA$ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Grunewald by Dirk Messner
Grunewald
Dirk Messner
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Green Sea, Cantabria  by Ciuco Gutiérrez
Green Sea, Cantabria
Ciuco Gutiérrez
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,790
 Curated Abstract Art: The Clouds, Beijing  by Ciuco Gutiérrez
The Clouds, Beijing
Ciuco Gutiérrez
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,790
 Curated Abstract Art: #2 by Fumito Shibasaki
#2
Fumito Shibasaki
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Killing Time I by Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
Killing Time I
Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Cactus Abstraction 01 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 01
Ed Freeman
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Lofoten Soccer Field by Peter Yan
Lofoten Soccer Field
Peter Yan
from CA$ 1,699 to CA$ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Butterfly Grid yellow by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly Grid yellow
Heiko Hellwig
CA$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Don't look at me by Pol Kurucz
Don't look at me
Pol Kurucz
CA$ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Vendedores ambulantes by Felipe Bedoya
Vendedores ambulantes
Felipe Bedoya
CA$ 1,399
 Curated Abstract Art: Convergence by Ray Collins
Convergence
Ray Collins
from CA$ 1,799 to CA$ 2,790
 Curated Abstract Art: Virus by Federico Naef
Virus
Federico Naef
from CA$ 569 to CA$ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Lion by Tom Nagy
Lion
Tom Nagy
from CA$ 1,099 to CA$ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Outgrowth by Xavier Portela
Outgrowth
Xavier Portela
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Ancient Oak by Barry Cawston
Ancient Oak
Barry Cawston
from CA$ 1,499 to CA$ 2,990
 Curated Abstract Art: Eiffelparisritmica by Maurizio Galimberti
Eiffelparisritmica
Maurizio Galimberti
from CA$ 949 to CA$ 4,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Alone at dusk by Santiago
Alone at dusk
Santiago
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 2,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Dream River 07 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 07
Isabelle Menin
from CA$ 799 to CA$ 7,390
 Curated Abstract Art: NYC Sunrise by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunrise
Armand Dijcks
CA$ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Hibiscus Jelly by Bruce Boyd
Hibiscus Jelly
Bruce Boyd
from CA$ 1,299 to CA$ 3,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Swan Lake by Bruce Boyd
Swan Lake
Bruce Boyd
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 3,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Underwater I by Ed Freeman
Underwater I
Ed Freeman
from CA$ 1,399 to CA$ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Bubble Lips by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Bubble Lips
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from CA$ 1,199 to CA$ 2,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Salt Works V by Tom Hegen
Salt Works V
Tom Hegen
from CA$ 899 to CA$ 2,990

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