Contemporary Figurative Artists

By Melanie Cooper
Adelaide

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
$2,530

46cm (W) x 46cm (H)

Acrylic
$970

137cm (W) x 163cm (H)

Oil
$8,550

56cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Acrylic
$860

73cm (W) x 61cm (H)

Mixed Media
$900

50cm (W) x 70cm (H)

Watercolour
$1,650

140cm (W) x 193cm (H)

Mixed Media
$5,950

75cm (W) x 100cm (H)

Acrylic
$1,200

61cm (W) x 75cm (H)

Oil
$350

122cm (W) x 122cm (H)

Oil
$2,500

102cm (W) x 92cm (H)

Oil
$2,450

101cm (W) x 137cm (H)

Oil
$3,300

30.5cm (W) x 30.5cm (H)

Oil
$490

91cm (W) x 91cm (H)

Acrylic
$1,900

40.8cm (W) x 50.8cm (H)

Acrylic
$240

56cm (W) x 76cm (H)

Watercolour
$230

86cm (W) x 130cm (H)

Oil
$450