Contemporary is a definition for a period of time such as Modern, Post Modern, etc.

Categorised as Contemporary is an indication, that the art was created in the present.  It does not define any specific genre such as Abstract, Realism, Pop Art, etc,.

"Present" in this context defines, that the artist is still alive. Therefore, every artwork, regardless the style, technique or genre created by a living artists is by default contemporary. Subsequently the definition of what is contemporary is naturally always on the move, anchored in the present with a start date that moves forward in time.

Anything is possible.

Only the imagination of the artist sets the limit.

Created for eternity.

Size and material does not matter.

Collage is a technique of an art production,

primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.

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The word collage was derived from the French coller, "to glue"; French pronunciation: ​[kɔ.laʒ].

Kurt Schwitters | Das Undbild | 1919 | Staatsgalerie Stuttgart

A collage may sometimes include magazine and newspaper clippings, ribbons, paint, bits of coloured or handmade papers, portions of other artwork or texts, photographs and other found objects, glued to a piece of paper or canvas. The origins of collage can be traced back hundreds of years, but this technique made a dramatic reappearance in the early 20th century as an art form of novelty.

The term collage was coined by both Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in the beginning of the 20th century when collage became a distinctive part of modern art.

Some artists even use colour as an additional media, and that makes it a fine line to other genres. By definition it could be certainly categorised also as mixed media.[/wpex]

Outstanding creations and designs, meant to be used.

Usually in unlimited editions.

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Each piece is unique, because it is not produced with a manufacturing process.

Although, the same moulds are being used, but the finishing is never the absolutely identical.[/wpex]

Where the idea and concept of the work is of greater importance than the object and of aesthetic concerns.

Conceptual art came to prominence during the 1960s and 1970s. Despite Conceptual art’s boom in the 1960s, Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Fountain’ 1917 is often cited as the first conceptual work.

Pop art is an art movement

that emerged in Britain and the United States during the mid- to late-1950s.

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The movement presented a challenge to traditions of fine art by including imagery from popular and mass culture, such as advertising, comic books and mundane cultural objects.

Roy Lichtenstein | Drowning Girl | 1963 | Museum of Modern Art | New York

One of its aims is to use images of popular (as opposed to elitist) culture in art, emphasising the banal or kitschy elements of any culture, most often through the use of irony. It is also associated with the artists' use of mechanical means of reproduction or rendering techniques. In pop art, material is sometimes visually removed from its known context, isolated, or combined with unrelated material.

Among the early artists that shaped the pop art movement were Eduardo Paolozzi and Richard Hamilton in Britain, and Larry Rivers, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns among others in the United States. Pop art is widely interpreted as a reaction to the then-dominant ideas of abstract expressionism, as well as an expansion of those ideas. Due to its utilization of found objects and images, it is similar to Dada. Pop art and minimalism are considered to be art movements that precede postmodern art, or are some of the earliest examples of postmodern art themselves.

The Cheddar Cheese Canvas | Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Cans | 1962

Pop art often takes imagery that is currently in use in advertising. Product labelling and logos figure prominently in the imagery chosen by pop artists, seen in the labels of Campbell's Soup Cans, by Andy Warhol. Even the labelling on the outside of a shipping box containing food items for retail has been used as subject matter in pop art, as demonstrated by Warhol's Campbell's Tomato Juice Box, 1964.[/wpex]

Realism has been prevalent in the arts at many periods,

and is in large part a matter of technique and training, and the avoidance of stylization.

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In the visual arts, illusionistic realism is the accurate depiction of lifeforms, perspective, and the details of light and colour. Realist works of art may emphasize the mundane, ugly or sordid, such as works of social realism, regionalism, or kitchen sink realism.

Realism in the arts is the attempt to represent subject matter truthfully, without artificiality and avoiding artistic conventions, implausible, exotic and supernatural elements.[/wpex]

Creating art pieces with different materials

as well as different methods can be defined as Mixed Media.

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Some artists using photography or computer created images as a starting point and then altering a print-out by using added materials such as colour like painters. Even typical painters sometimes insist to be categorised as mixed media artists when they add elements to their paintings such as jewellery; or working with i.e. heavily applied acrylic based colours in order to create a three-dimensional surface.

Antonio Del Prete | Oil painting on canvas with applications such as pearls and Swarovski crystals

Even a collage, especially when working with colour on top, can be categorised as mixed media artwork.

Antonio Del Prete | Oil painting on canvas with applications such as pearls and Swarovski crystals

This genre has no limitation. Literally anything is possible. A cross-over work between all genres.

Mixed media art, a visual art, is distinguished from multimedia art which combines visual art with non-visual elements, such as recorded sound, literature, drama, dance, motion graphics, music, or interactivity.[/wpex]

Some artists did not describe themselves as photographers,

instead saying that photography is just a playground.

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These artists are sometimes referred to as conceptual photographers, but those who used photography extensively are more often described as photoconceptualists or “artists using photography”.

How to distinguish conceptual photography from photography?

Conceptual Photography: The photo itself is a starting point and the modification or alteration, mostly done by using software/computer of it makes it a unique art piece. When using added materials then it will transform into a mixed media artwork.

Tony Wacker | ART MO

Tony Wacker Photography | Germany

Photography: The photo is the final work. The preparation and set up of the motive, before actually shooting the photo, can be seen as the artistic work, but the very final photo is not further altered.[/wpex]

Drawing is a form of visual art

in which a person uses various drawing instruments to mark paper or another two-dimensional medium.

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Instruments include graphite pencils, pen and ink, inked brushes, wax colour pencils, crayons, charcoal, chalk, pastels, various kinds of erasers, markers, styluses, various metals (such as silverpoint) and electronic drawing.

Pen and wash lion by Rembrandt in the Louvre.

A drawing instrument releases a small amount of material onto a surface, leaving a visible mark. The most common support for drawing is paper, although other materials, such as cardboard, plastic, leather, canvas, and board, may be used. Temporary drawings may be made on a blackboard or whiteboard or indeed almost anything.

The medium has been a popular and fundamental means of public expression throughout human history. It is one of the simplest and most efficient means of communicating visual ideas. The wide availability of drawing instruments makes drawing one of the most common artistic activities. [/wpex]

Installation Art

is an artistic genre of three-dimensional works that often are site-specific and designed to transform the perception of a space.

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Generally, the term is applied to interior spaces, whereas exterior interventions are often called public art, land art or intervention art; however, the boundaries between these terms overlap.[/wpex]

The element of surprise, unexpected.

Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings.

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The Elephant Celebes | Max Ernst | 1921 | Tate London

Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects, and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Its aim was to "resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality".

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I and the most important center of the movement was Paris. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, eventually affecting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.[/wpex]

Fantasy has been an integral part of art since its beginnings.

Fantastic art is a broad and loosely defined art genre.

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Fantasy has been particularly important in mannerism, magic realist painting, romantic art, symbolism, surrealism and lowbrow. In French, the genre is called le fantastique, in English it is sometimes referred to as visionary art, grotesque art or mannerist art. It has had a deep and circular interaction with fantasy literature.

Illustration | The boy and the trolls | John Bauer | 1915

It can be characterised by subject matter – which portrays non-realistic, mystical, mythical or folkloric subjects or events – and style, which is representational and naturalistic, rather than abstract - or in the case of magazine illustrations and similar, in the style of graphic novel art such as manga.

The subject matter of Fantastic Art may resemble the product of hallucinations, and Fantastic artist Richard Dadd spent much of his life in mental institutions. Salvador Dalí famously said: "the only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad". Some recent Fantastic Art draws on the artist's experience, or purported experience, of hallucinogenic drugs. [/wpex]

Abstract art uses a visual language of shape, form, colour and line

to create a composition which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world.

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Western art had been, from the Renaissance up to the middle of the 19th century, underpinned by the logic of perspective and an attempt to reproduce an illusion of visible reality.

Wassily Kandinsky | Kandinsky's first abstract watercolor | 1910

The arts of cultures other than the European had become accessible and showed alternative ways of describing visual experience to the artist. By the end of the 19th century many artists felt a need to create a new kind of art which would encompass the fundamental changes taking place in technology, science and philosophy. The sources from which individual artists drew their theoretical arguments were diverse, and reflected the social and intellectual preoccupations in all areas of Western culture at that time.

Abstract art, non-figurative art, non-objective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, but perhaps not of identical meaning.

Robert Delaunay | 1912–13 | Le Premier Disque | Private collection

Abstraction indicates a departure from reality in depiction of imagery in art. This departure from accurate representation can be slight, partial, or complete. Abstraction exists along a continuum. Even art that aims for verisimilitude of the highest degree can be said to be abstract, at least theoretically, since perfect representation is likely to be exceedingly elusive. [/wpex]

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