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Who we are

Welcome to the website of artContraire.
Our goal is to make art accessible to as wide an audience as possible. We achieve this by offering exclusive artworks from selected artists without any spatial or temporal limitations and thus, we bring art into the centre of a new society. Our online platform is a meeting point for art lovers and artists, ensuring an intimate art experience which we hope will lead to exceptional encounters.

Was ist Kunst? – Ein Pater über die Bedeutung von Kunst
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Introduction artContraire
Art mediation
Art lovers find their perfect artwork
Art management
Artists are promoted individually
Art promotion
Art is placed at the center of society

With a purchase on artContraire you make a high class art investment while enjoying the pleasure of a special art experience:

Get to know artists
Discover new artists and meet your personal favourite (“Meet My Artist”)
Art Consulting
Let our team advice you on purchasing your artwork
Discover your artwork
Explore a fascinating collection of artworks and find your imperfect piece
One mouse click away
Buy art now from everywhere and at any time
As an artist you profit from our win-win sales model. Our artists receive an individual online art management, based on the latest marketing methods, which increases their reach and, by identifying and opening up new customer segments, pushes their careers. Artists are promoted while having no risks and long term obligations. We want to convince you with our mutual success.
We promote art in society by organizing art projects and inviting you to participate. Furthermore, it is of concern to us that we use our success to be charitably active – as our customer you also support this. We donate 5% of our annual profit to social institutions.

We are Alexander and Ingo, the founders of artContraire. Let us guide you through artContraire’s virtual gallery and convince you of our concept.

Our artists go bold new ways with us. Here we want to present you a selection of the unique artworks we have to offer. Explore all our artworks in our shop.

We are proud to present you our talents: Artists we ourself admire, are friends with and whose work we love.

1904 – 1989, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

What connects pastry and art? Exactly, the creativity. An artist who masters this balancing act fluently is Karin Ganatschnig. The ... Read More

Tamsweg, Lungau, Salzburg, Austria

De Es lived three years in Switzerland and twelve years in New York City. He resides and works again in ... Read More

1942 in Gresten, Austria

Sergey Sovkov was born on the 25th of April 1972 in Khyschtym (USSR). During his school time as he started ... Read More

1972 in Khyschtym, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Ural, Russia

Mimi Staneva was born in Bulgaria. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia. Since 1999 she lives ... Read More


Daniel Leiter is a 19-year-old artist from Thurn / East Tyrol, who committed himself at the age of ten to ... Read More

Thurn/East Tyrol, Austria


Take a look at our “Specials”. These are artworks from masters who are one of their kind.

Artwork Types

Discover the wide variety of our different artwork genres.


We provide you with the best service and the most favorable conditions!

Selected artists
from around the world.
Professional shipping
Meet my Artist
realize your dream.
Secure payments
by credit card, paypal or letter of credit.

Our "House" and Team

Together with our artists and our customers we form a unique community under the roof of our “house”. Our team is comprised of a small group of passionate people who believe in a concept that puts the artist and his/her works in the focus. We put all out time and ressources into artContraire to offer a unique experience – for both, our customers and our artists.

Our “House”

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