Contemporary Figurative Artists

Sunday 3 December 2017

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)
Acrylic, Oil, Chalk, Pastels and Spray Paint unstretched canvas
94cm (W) x 124cm (H)
Oil on canvas
46cm (W) x 46cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
117cm (W) x 143cm (H)
Oil paint on linen board. Framed
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Acrylic Paint on Stretched Linen
57cm (W) x 70cm (H)
Oil on linen
73cm (W) x 61cm (H)
Hand drawn oil pastel, collage, and photography that is a Lambda print on Kodak Metallic Photographic Paper mounted on aluminum
21cm (W) x 30cm (H)
Oil on board
50cm (W) x 70cm (H)
archival pigments, ink, metallic pigments on 100% cotton archival paper.
140cm (W) x 193cm (H)
Mixed Media
30cm (W) x 42cm (H)
75cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
66cm (W) x 100cm (H)
Oil on Linen
26cm (W) x 80cm (H)
Oil on Canvas
51cm (W) x 59cm (H)
Acrylic on canvas
61cm (W) x 75cm (H)
oil on canvas
76cm (W) x 120cm (H)
Acrylic on paper.
122cm (W) x 122cm (H)
Oil painting on canvas and assemblage of branches and little root
56cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Gesso, charcoal and ink on Arches paper
40cm (W) x 40cm (H)
Oil on Panel