Contemporary Figurative Artists

By Melanie Cooper

About this Curation

The human body is an enduring source of fascination for artists and viewers. Figurative artists working with the body as a primary subject in their practice draw our attention to a broad range of personal, social, political and cultural issues. Experts have observed that figurative painting is enjoying a significant resurgence at a time in which questions of identity and what it means to be human in the world are of clear concern. As these artists demonstrate, figurative painters are pushing the boundaries of representation in accomplished works of technical skill and highly individualised styles.

About the Curator

Melanie is a visual artist and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide where she recently graduated with a phD in Art History. She writes academic articles for publication and reviews for online journals including Verso-MMXVI, Fine Print and Cerae: Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Serving on a number of academic and editorial committees, Melanie is an active member of the arts community.

108cm (W) x 118cm (H)
Mixed Media

46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

117cm (W) x 143cm (H)
Oil Paint

56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

73cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Mixed Media

21cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil Paint

50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Watercolour Paint

140cm (W) x 193cm (H)
Mixed Media

30cm (W) x 42cm (H)
Oil Paint

75cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

66cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil Paint

26cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil Paint

51cm (W) x 59cm (H)
Acrylic Paint

61cm (W) x 75cm (H)
Oil Paint

122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Mixed Media

102cm (W) x 92cm (H)
Oil Paint

101cm (W) x 137cm (H)
Oil Paint

30.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)
Oil Paint

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)
Acrylic Paint