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 $ 299 to $ 449
 curated abstract art: Warm Rain by Miki Takahashi
Warm Rain
Miki Takahashi
from $ 499 to $ 899
 curated abstract art: Untitled by Aida Pascual Benito
Untitled
Aida Pascual Benito
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,490
 curated abstract art: Perpetuum mobile by Piet Paris
Perpetuum mobile
Piet Paris
from $ 449 to $ 999
 curated abstract art: passing by I by Andreas Paul
passing by I
Andreas Paul
from $ 899 to $ 2,290
 curated abstract art: take off by Bernd Uhde
take off
Bernd Uhde
from $ 699 to $ 1,999
 curated abstract art: Downtown by René & Radka
Downtown
René & Radka
from $ 649 to $ 1,299
 curated abstract art: Istanbul, Atakoy I by Murat Germen
Istanbul, Atakoy I
Murat Germen
from $ 1,099 to $ 2,190


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.



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 $ 1,599 to $ 4,690
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Green City I by Sabine Wild
Green City I
Sabine Wild
from $ 649 to $ 2,190
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Fashion's Seasons II by Christian Lacroix
Fashion's Seasons II
Christian Lacroix
from $ 1,299 to $ 1,999
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Eden I. by Katalin Vasali
Eden I.
Katalin Vasali
from $ 999 to $ 1,499
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Polyptych of clouds by Antonio Rojas
Polyptych of clouds
Antonio Rojas
from $ 849 to $ 1,399
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Secret Garden by Sven Fennema
Secret Garden
Sven Fennema
from $ 1,199 to $ 2,190
 Abstract Nature Artwork: The Wood Colours by Christiane Steinicke
The Wood Colours
Christiane Steinicke
from $ 369 to $ 1,299
 Abstract Nature Artwork: Cronulla Rock Pool 02 by Peter Yan
Cronulla Rock Pool 02
Peter Yan
from $ 899 to $ 1,699


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
$ 2,390
 Abstract Landscape Art: Wave 300575 by Douglas Busch
Wave 300575
Douglas Busch
from $ 499 to $ 1,199
 Abstract Landscape Art: Threshold by Kate Shaw
Threshold
Kate Shaw
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,599
 Abstract Landscape Art: At the end of the day by Santiago
At the end of the day
Santiago
from $ 899 to $ 1,999
 Abstract Landscape Art: Temporal Perception #94 by Serge Hamad
Temporal Perception #94
Serge Hamad
from $ 1,299 to $ 2,290
 Abstract Landscape Art: Lake Bled by Paolo Pettigiani
Lake Bled
Paolo Pettigiani
from $ 749 to $ 1,299
 Abstract Landscape Art: SALT WORKS I by Tom Hegen
SALT WORKS I
Tom Hegen
from $ 799 to $ 2,190

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.



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.



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 $ 899 to $ 2,390
 Abstract Flower Art: Vanitas X by Annet Van Der Voort
Vanitas X
Annet Van Der Voort
from $ 399 to $ 949
 Abstract Flower Art: Cactus Abstraction 01 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 01
Ed Freeman
from $ 699 to $ 1,299
 Abstract Flower Art: Hibiscus Jelly by Bruce Boyd
Hibiscus Jelly
Bruce Boyd
from $ 999 to $ 2,690
 Abstract Flower Art: Still life with roses by Mark Seelen
Still life with roses
Mark Seelen
from $ 649 to $ 1,499

Curated Selection of Abstract Artworks




 Curated Abstract Art: Speicherstadt by Anja Neudert
Speicherstadt
Anja Neudert
$ 2,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Lucy Vincent Beach III by Alison Shaw
Lucy Vincent Beach III
Alison Shaw
$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Pedestrians2 by Michael Michlmayr
Pedestrians2
Michael Michlmayr
$ 1,049
 Curated Abstract Art: Enclosure #22 by Thomas Florschuetz
Enclosure #22
Thomas Florschuetz
$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Untitled Urbanscape 5 by Mauren Brodbeck
Untitled Urbanscape 5
Mauren Brodbeck
$ 999
 Curated Abstract Art: Blumenstück IV by Thomas Florschuetz
Blumenstück IV
Thomas Florschuetz
$ 2,290
 Curated Abstract Art: Liquid universe VI by Thanh-khoa Tran
Liquid universe VI
Thanh-khoa Tran
from $ 399 to $ 949
 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 $ 279 to $ 729
 Curated Abstract Art: Liquid universe X by Thanh-khoa Tran
Liquid universe X
Thanh-khoa Tran
$ 549
 Curated Abstract Art: nightbar by Jens Nagels
nightbar
Jens Nagels
from $ 749 to $ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Gran Columna T.E. by José Manuel Ballester
Gran Columna T.E.
José Manuel Ballester
$ 2,190
 Curated Abstract Art: dressed skin by Dallae Bae
dressed skin
Dallae Bae
from $ 549 to $ 899
 Curated Abstract Art: Neue Nationalgalerie by Cathrin Schulz
Neue Nationalgalerie
Cathrin Schulz
from $ 449 to $ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Artwork Earth 05 by Klaus D. Francke
Artwork Earth 05
Klaus D. Francke
from $ 649 to $ 2,390
 Curated Abstract Art: Across the Mersey by Josh Von Staudach
Across the Mersey
Josh Von Staudach
from $ 699 to $ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Glitter Eye by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Glitter Eye
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from $ 899 to $ 1,799
 Curated Abstract Art: Vase II by Thanh-khoa Tran
Vase II
Thanh-khoa Tran
from $ 999 to $ 1,499
 Curated Abstract Art: Tribal Print, Portland, OR by Andrea B. Stone
Tribal Print, Portland, OR
Andrea B. Stone
from $ 699 to $ 1,399
 Curated Abstract Art: Black Girl in Origami dress with rooster by Efren Isaza
Black Girl in Origami dress with rooster
Efren Isaza
from $ 1,399 to $ 2,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Bauhaus Dessau III by Sabine Wild
Bauhaus Dessau III
Sabine Wild
from $ 699 to $ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Sharing by Joerg Maxzin
Sharing
Joerg Maxzin
from $ 949 to $ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Beauty of Jaisalmer by Kai Stuht
Beauty of Jaisalmer
Kai Stuht
from $ 1,499 to $ 3,290
 Curated Abstract Art: SHANGHAI 8 by Klaus Thymann
SHANGHAI 8
Klaus Thymann
from $ 549 to $ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: North Manhattan, NY by Alfonso Zubiaga
North Manhattan, NY
Alfonso Zubiaga
from $ 599 to $ 1,049
 Curated Abstract Art: Dorsten by Tim Hölscher
Dorsten
Tim Hölscher
from $ 349 to $ 899
 Curated Abstract Art: Blue by Miki Takahashi
Blue
Miki Takahashi
from $ 399 to $ 899
 Curated Abstract Art: Floating No.II by Bence Bakonyi
Floating No.II
Bence Bakonyi
from $ 599 to $ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Floating No.VI by Bence Bakonyi
Floating No.VI
Bence Bakonyi
from $ 599 to $ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Golden Gate by Erik Chmil
Golden Gate
Erik Chmil
from $ 1,049 to $ 2,590
 Curated Abstract Art: Former Deutsche Bank building, Antwerp, Belgium by Mikhail Porollo
Former Deutsche Bank building, Antwerp, Belgium
Mikhail Porollo
from $ 449 to $ 699
 Curated Abstract Art: Vanitas X by Annet Van Der Voort
Vanitas X
Annet Van Der Voort
from $ 399 to $ 949
 Curated Abstract Art: Yellow Dance, New York 2008 by Maurizio Galimberti
Yellow Dance, New York 2008
Maurizio Galimberti
from $ 599 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: The Muse by Stefanie Schneider
The Muse
Stefanie Schneider
from $ 549 to $ 1,199
 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 $ 799 to $ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Grunewald by Dirk Messner
Grunewald
Dirk Messner
from $ 899 to $ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Green Sea, Cantabria  by Ciuco Gutiérrez
Green Sea, Cantabria
Ciuco Gutiérrez
from $ 949 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: The Clouds, Beijing  by Ciuco Gutiérrez
The Clouds, Beijing
Ciuco Gutiérrez
from $ 949 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: #2 by Fumito Shibasaki
#2
Fumito Shibasaki
from $ 899 to $ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Killing Time I by Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
Killing Time I
Lucia Giacani | Trunk Archive
from $ 949 to $ 1,599
 Curated Abstract Art: Cactus Abstraction 01 by Ed Freeman
Cactus Abstraction 01
Ed Freeman
from $ 699 to $ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Lofoten Soccer Field by Peter Yan
Lofoten Soccer Field
Peter Yan
from $ 1,299 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Butterfly Grid yellow by Heiko Hellwig
Butterfly Grid yellow
Heiko Hellwig
$ 949
 Curated Abstract Art: Don't look at me by Pol Kurucz
Don't look at me
Pol Kurucz
$ 1,199
 Curated Abstract Art: Vendedores ambulantes by Felipe Bedoya
Vendedores ambulantes
Felipe Bedoya
$ 999
 Curated Abstract Art: Convergence by Ray Collins
Convergence
Ray Collins
from $ 1,299 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Virus by Federico Naef
Virus
Federico Naef
from $ 339 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Lion by Tom Nagy
Lion
Tom Nagy
from $ 799 to $ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Outgrowth by Xavier Portela
Outgrowth
Xavier Portela
from $ 649 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Ancient Oak by Barry Cawston
Ancient Oak
Barry Cawston
from $ 1,099 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Eiffelparisritmica by Maurizio Galimberti
Eiffelparisritmica
Maurizio Galimberti
from $ 699 to $ 3,190
 Curated Abstract Art: Alone at dusk by Santiago
Alone at dusk
Santiago
from $ 899 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Dream River 07 by Isabelle Menin
Dream River 07
Isabelle Menin
from $ 599 to $ 5,390
 Curated Abstract Art: NYC Sunrise by Armand Dijcks
NYC Sunrise
Armand Dijcks
$ 1,299
 Curated Abstract Art: Hibiscus Jelly by Bruce Boyd
Hibiscus Jelly
Bruce Boyd
from $ 999 to $ 2,690
 Curated Abstract Art: Swan Lake by Bruce Boyd
Swan Lake
Bruce Boyd
from $ 899 to $ 2,390
 Curated Abstract Art: Underwater I by Ed Freeman
Underwater I
Ed Freeman
from $ 1,049 to $ 1,999
 Curated Abstract Art: Bubble Lips by Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
Bubble Lips
Alexander Straulino | Trunk Archive
from $ 899 to $ 1,699
 Curated Abstract Art: Salt Works V by Tom Hegen
Salt Works V
Tom Hegen
from $ 649 to $ 2,190