The right work of art can transform a space. Whether you are looking to refresh a room in your home or need an artwork to add a pop of colour to a monochrome setting, we present 10 colourful canvases ideal for modern interiors.
Exploring the semiotic relationship between the meaning of language and its visual form, RETNA creates vast paintings, each coded with their own specific meaning. Emulating the shapes and arrangement of a global range of languages, the artist’s work also incorporates more free-flowing brushstrokes that fluidly adorn the canvas. Send Me a Letter sees RETNA explore his traditional format with a fiery palette where burnt siennas melt into imperial purples and deep ochres fuse with saturated teals.
Chicago based street artist, Lefty Out There, creates intricately patterned works that are as bold as they are beautiful. Covering canvases and walls with his signature squiggles, the artist’s mark-making process symbolises his own reflective journey through life. With individual shapes contributing to a complex whole, Lefty’s work is both organic and uniform, mirroring the contradictions that occur in everyday life.
Bradley Theodore takes inspiration from a number of different artistic genres. From graffiti and street art to Renaissance and pop art, his psychedelic artworks are as energetic as they are vibrant. Reinventing the tondo for a modern audience, Graffiti Skull depicts a profile image of a skeleton, executed in Theodore’s signature Dia de los Muertos style.
Harnessing the power of technology, Klibansky creates monumental canvases that marry the process of silkscreen printing with dynamic brushstrokes. Created in blue, pink and gold, All of Me by Klibansky exemplifies this process with intricate pink designs overlaying a central splattering of gold paint.
Known for his fragmented landscapes, Baldwin’s artwork is a banquet of colour. From glowing yellows to sea blues, Everything Is Connected Diptych evokes a sense of joy and dynamism through its prismatic palette. Depicting flowers, animals and machines, Baldwin creates a sense of unity between a whole range of objects through his colouring.
Work Well Together, like any typical Mr. Brainwash artwork, is an explosion of colour. The composition is created with layers upon layers of multi-coloured spray paint and mixed media, each element, a different reference to pop culture or art history. From Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup can to Banksy’s protestor from his germinal work Love Is In The Air, Mr. Brainwash reimagines contemporary culture with a polychromatic twist.
A deep dive into the human mind, Graceland London’s artwork explores themes of temptation and consumption, investigating the very nature of the human condition. Executed in a bright and varied palette Magna Mater Diptych takes a humorous look at the trials and tribulations that infiltrate our everyday life.
Taking inspiration from the costumes and opulence of the 18th century courts of Marie-Antoinette, The Poker Players sees Baroque figures gambling chips in an ornately decorated room. Although anachronistic in activity and style, the sumptuous colours used by Theodore echo the extravagant nature of Antoinette’s courts, adding to the overall tone of the piece.
Rendered in acrylic, charcoal and oil paint, Peace Portal 8 by James Verbicky represents the artist’s emotional journey crossing from Canada to the United States. Brilliant, vibrant and dynamic, Verbicky reportedly describes the canvas as embodying ‘a flurry of emotions’. The energetic nature of Verbicky’s palette matches the vigour of his brushstrokes and the bright pinks and oranges help convey the excitement of his journey.
Renowned for her faceless portraits of celebrities, Coco Davez’s artwork stands to prove that colour and form alone can create a recognisable depiction of an icon. Portraying everyone from artists to musicians, one of Davez’ latest works sees the English rock band, The Beatles, dressed in their psychedelic Sgt. Pepper suits. Painted with only their facial hair and costumes as signifiers of their identity, The Beatles is as nostalgic as it is kaleidoscopic.