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Flowers 15 (kings blue light) by Daniel Crews-Chubb contemporary artwork
Daniel Crews-ChubbFlowers 15 (kings blue light), 2021Oil, acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal, spray paint, pumice gel and collaged fabrics on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire
Column Painting 17A by Robert Mangold contemporary artwork
Robert MangoldColumn Painting 17A, 2004Acrylic and black pencil on canvas
228.6 x 46 cm
Pace Gallery
Random Chromatics Pixels N.61 by Alice Anderson contemporary artwork
Alice AndersonRandom Chromatics Pixels N.61, 2021Wire, wood
48 x 40 cm
KÖNIG GALERIE Contact Gallery
The New Brazilian Flag # 4 by Raul Mourão contemporary artwork
Raul MourãoThe New Brazilian Flag # 4, 2019Fabric
44 x 67 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Nothing to see here IX by Brooke Holm contemporary artwork
Brooke HolmNothing to see here IX, 2019Silver gelatin print
90 x 120 cm
Informality Contact Gallery
Shrine V by Richard Porter contemporary artwork
Richard PorterShrine V, 2021Found wood, oil, ceramic
23 x 23 x 17 cm
Amanda Wilkinson Gallery Contact Gallery
Sancreed by Francesca Mollett contemporary artwork
Francesca MollettSancreed, 2020Oil and acrylic on calico
120 x 100 cm
Informality Contact Gallery
Return to Hannacroix by Carol Bove contemporary artwork
Carol BoveReturn to Hannacroix, 2021Stainless steel and urethane paint
33.7 x 108 x 29.2 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Portrait, 'Georgia' by Aidan Salakhova contemporary artwork
Aidan SalakhovaPortrait, 'Georgia', 2020White statuary marble
68 x 43 x 43 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Untitled by Michael (Corinne) West contemporary artwork
Michael (Corinne) WestUntitled, c. 1970Enamel on Oak Tag
70.8 x 55.9 cm
Hollis Taggart Contact Gallery
Parabolic Bike by Robin Rhode contemporary artwork
Robin RhodeParabolic Bike, 2009–2021C-print
152.8 x 265.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
The Crown by Bradley Theodore contemporary artwork
Bradley TheodoreThe Crown, 2020Acrylic and oil on canvas
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Maddox Gallery Contact Gallery
Homicide by Stefan Sagmeister contemporary artwork
Stefan SagmeisterHomicide, 1820/2020Embroidery on cotton
77 1/2 x 54 5/8 inches
Thomas Erben Gallery Contact Gallery
Samantha nel Giardino Eterno-14 by Hsiao Chin contemporary artwork
Hsiao ChinSamantha nel Giardino Eterno-14, 1999Acrylic on canvas
160 x 130 cm
Liang Gallery Contact Gallery
Jewel Box #10 by Lisa Vlaemminck contemporary artwork
Lisa VlaemminckJewel Box #10, 2021Paper on plexi, glue, glitter, plastic rhinestones and jewels with a layer of resin in stainless steel box
45.5 x 50.5 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
"TURN AROUND" by Tammi Campbell contemporary artwork
Tammi Campbell"TURN AROUND", 2021Pastel on paper, framed with acrylic paint skin
29 x 35.5 inches
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Sample of American birds I by Gabriela Bettini contemporary artwork
Gabriela BettiniSample of American birds I, 2021Oil on linen
200 x 150 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Untitled (Catherine Deneuve with Bridget Riley’s Comb) by Ray Johnson contemporary artwork
Ray JohnsonUntitled (Catherine Deneuve with Bridget Riley’s Comb), 1994Collage on corrugated cardboard
33 x 22.9 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Sea Lake III by Brooke Holm contemporary artwork
Brooke HolmSea Lake III, 2019Inkjet on archival paper
67 x 100 cm
Informality Contact Gallery
M87 by Euirock Lee contemporary artwork
Euirock LeeM87, 2020Light panel
90 x 90 cm
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
Modernism is Cute by Kour Pour contemporary artwork
Kour PourModernism is Cute, 2020Block printed on canvas using acrylic and oil
109.2 x 66 x 3.8 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
Out in the Streets (No. 2) by Elisabeth Neudörfl contemporary artwork
Elisabeth NeudörflOut in the Streets (No. 2), 2020Digital C-print, mounted on Alu-Dibond, framed
50 x 75 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
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Using the tools within Ocula you can learn more about the artist who created the work, share the artwork with others, and enquire as to its availability for purchase, and also its price. Defining contemporary art is both complex and controversial, but the decision to place an artwork within the category usually rests on one requirement: namely, that the artwork was created in the current century, regardless of its medium.

Beyond this simplistic definition, however, it can be difficult to pin down any universal principles that bind the pieces produced by 21st-century artists—though perhaps diversity itself might be understood as a general theme. Developing in parallel with the prevalent theory of postmodernism, contemporary art shares a commitment to pluralism and variety (rather than, that is, to stability and straightforward truth).

Some commentators speak of 'modern contemporary art', with this term's conflation of the modern art and the contemporary art models pointing to the murky boundary that separates the early 20th-century modernist movement from the sprawling latter movement that has ruled the art scene in recent decades.

The two are indeed connected—with the contemporary fine arts essentially an outgrowth of the modern movement—but what definitively separates them is the clear set of principles that all modernist artworks share, as opposed to the relatively absent criteria surrounding contemporary artworks.

For all its experimentalism, though, contemporary art is not entirely anti-traditional, as semblances of prior artistic conditions—be that modernism, impressionism, or realism—can be found hidden within many works. Long-established ideas like the anti-establishment role of art and the artist in society continue to prevail in the contemporary art scene, with visionary creatives across the globe often using their talents to make political statements through art.

The diversity of contemporary art is reflected in the many different artworks presented on the pages of Ocula. On these pages you will find artworks ranging from watercolour paintings, acrylic paintings, oil paintings, video artworks, sculptures, conceptual artworks to fine art photography and prints. Many of these artworks are for sale and you can make an enquiry directly to the Ocula member gallery representing the relevant artist.

In Ocula Magazine, an even wider range of artworks are referenced, including performance works. In considering the artworks on Ocula, we encourage you to not view them in isolation, but to consider how the work might fit into the artist's practice by reading the artist's profile, how the work relates to the artist's exhibition history and by exploring the articles written by Ocula Magazine and / or other publications on the artist.


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