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Whether you are looking for an original minimalism painting or a high quality art print, Saatchi Art has over 11,836 original minimalism paintings for sale from emerging artists around the world. Read more

Minimalist paintings are characterized by clean, simple shapes and the deliberate absence of emotional expression. If you appreciate minimalist principles in art, decor, or lifestyle, we encourage you to explore the wide array of minimalist paintings for sale on Saatchi Art. In contrast to expressionist paintings, minimalist art attempts to represent nothing external to the work itself. This results in paintings stripped of all but the essential visual elements pictorially depicted within the work. Renowned minimalist artists include Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Ryman, and Kenneth Noland. 

Minimalism arose in New York in the early 1960s, when many artists reacted against the then-popular abstract expressionist movement. These artists moved away from gestural brushstrokes and emotive colors, instead focusing on minimal palettes, geometric shapes and lines, and industrial mediums.  Artists sought to blur the distinction between painting and sculpture and aimed to create objects as opposed to expressive representations of their inner emotions. The movement drew from the geometric shapes of the Russian Suprematists and the iconic readymades of Marcel Duchamp, evolving into an aesthetic characterized by clean lines, few colors, and geometric forms. Artists today still create minimalist artwork inspired by the movement.

Minimalist art paintings generally exhibit simple compositions of geometric shapes, lines, and solid colors. Artists often emphasize the materiality of the work to remove signs of the artist’s touch. Early minimalist artists, for example, used industrial materials such as scrap metal and light bulbs to further remove their works from the realm of art. For minimalist paintings, artists similarly used thicker canvases to align their works more closely with sculptural objects than with expressive creations with metaphorical messages. The solid fields of color in these paintings also further distanced these works from the artists who created them. 

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Dream Pattern II, Paintings image
Paintings, 32 W x 44 H x 1 in
United Kingdom
$2,210
Haptic perception, Paintings image
Paintings, 23.6 W x 23.6 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$2,470
Prints from $100
Memory mapping, Paintings image
Paintings, 15.7 W x 23.6 H x 0.4 in
Switzerland
$1,650
Prints from $78
Untitled No. 193, Paintings image
Paintings, 12 W x 12 H x 1 in
United States
$930
Untitled No. 198, Paintings image
Paintings, 12 W x 12 H x 0.5 in
United States
$930
Untitled (twins 0102018), Paintings image
Paintings, 7.9 W x 3.9 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$1,005
The Plan, Paintings image
Paintings, 60 W x 35 H x 2 in
United States
$4,980
Contra, Paintings image
Paintings, 40 W x 60 H x 1.5 in
United States
$6,000
Mångata XIIII, Paintings image
Paintings, 11 W x 14 H x 1 in
Reservoir I, Paintings image
Paintings, 9.8 W x 9.8 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$545
Prints from $50
Pontoon, Paintings image
Paintings, 29.1 W x 42.5 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$2,920
Evening Red, Paintings image
Paintings, 39.4 W x 39.4 H x 1.6 in
$2,600
Thought Patterns, Paintings image
Paintings, 32 W x 44 H x 1 in
United Kingdom
$2,460
Three Panel Colour Study, Paintings image
Paintings, 9.4 W x 25.6 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$605
Abstract painting on canvas  | 2012073, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
Information and Incantations 3, Paintings image
Paintings, 31.5 W x 23.6 H x 1.2 in
$1,990
Eastbound, Paintings image
Paintings, 5.8 W x 5.8 H x 1 in
$770
Perspective Eye No. 3 .....Acrylic & Gesso On Canvas, Paintings image
Paintings, 35.4 W x 35.4 H x 1.5 in
$1,000
Prints from $45
Turbulence 14, Paintings image
Paintings, 48 W x 72 H x 1.5 in
On the Other Side of Abstraction no.18, Paintings image
Paintings, 16 W x 16 H x 0.3 in
United Kingdom
$510
Prints from $40
another blues, Paintings image
Paintings, 47.6 W x 76.4 H x 2.2 in
$11,400
Principia 15, Paintings image
Paintings, 26 W x 16.1 H x 1.2 in
$910
Transparencies 7, Paintings image
Paintings, 24 W x 24 H x 1 in
United States
$630
Bound to You #1, Paintings image
Paintings, 36 W x 48 H x 1.5 in
$3,510
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