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Marble Toilet Paper by Ai Weiwei contemporary artwork
Ai WeiweiMarble Toilet Paper, 2020Marble
14 x 14 x 13.5 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Portrait and Structure by Jake Walker contemporary artwork
Jake WalkerPortrait and Structure, 2020Acrylic on canvas
112 x 96 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Scattered by Firi Rahman contemporary artwork
Firi RahmanScattered, 2020Mixed Media
99 x 22 cm
Saskia Fernando Gallery Contact Gallery
Ohne Titel by Albrecht Schnider contemporary artwork
Albrecht SchniderOhne Titel, 2020Acrylic lacquer on raw canvas
48 x 34 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Relief 3 by Fadi Yazigi contemporary artwork
Fadi YazigiRelief 3, 2014Clay
13 x 13 x 4 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
The joy of living, outweighs misery and sorrow by Cassi Namoda contemporary artwork
Cassi NamodaThe joy of living, outweighs misery and sorrow, 2020Oil and acrylic on cotton poly
121.9 x 152.4 x 2.5 cm
Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
IN GRAY Apr'18 by Katsuyoshi Inokuma contemporary artwork
Katsuyoshi InokumaIN GRAY Apr'18, 2018Pastel on paper
53 x 45.5 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
flowers by Jake Walker contemporary artwork
Jake Walkerflowers, 2019-20Oil on jute mounted on hardboard
61.5 x 45.5 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Untitled by Tan Ping contemporary artwork
Tan PingUntitled, 2017Acrylic on canvas
200 x 300 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
MM02 (S) by Edith Dekyndt contemporary artwork
Edith DekyndtMM02 (S), 2020Sugar, fabric, wood
24 x 18 cm
Galerie Greta Meert Contact Gallery
Face-w26 by Han Young Wook contemporary artwork
Han Young WookFace-w26, 2017Oil on Aluminum, scratch
130 x 44 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Big Sur by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoBig Sur, 2020Dye on aluminum
127 x 248.9 x 5.1 cm
MAKI Contact Gallery
Whales Whispers by Mónica De Miranda contemporary artwork
Mónica De MirandaWhales Whispers, 2020Inkjet print on cotton paper
50 x 75 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Walk at Ease by Liang-Tsai Lin contemporary artwork
Liang-Tsai LinWalk at Ease, 2010Copper
79 x 25 x 26.5 cm
Double Square Gallery Enquire
Indestructible by Igor Dobrowolski contemporary artwork
Igor DobrowolskiIndestructible, 2020Painting
180 x 128 cm
Gin Huang Gallery Contact Gallery
Social Climber by Karen Densham contemporary artwork
Karen DenshamSocial Climber, 2020Ceramic with found ceramic cat
33 x 25 x 16 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Your flower needs watering by Walter Price contemporary artwork
Walter PriceYour flower needs watering, 2018Acrylic, and water on wood
20.3 x 25.4 cm
The Modern Institute Contact Gallery
Untitled (Hooked) 《無題》(上釣) by Luis Chan contemporary artwork
Luis ChanUntitled (Hooked) 《無題》(上釣), 1972Ink and Colour on Paper
136 x 68.5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Bebrayan 1 by Gegerboyo contemporary artwork
GegerboyoBebrayan 1, 2018Ink on paper
40 x 40 cm
Baik Art Contact Gallery
Untitled by Katrin Bremermann contemporary artwork
Katrin BremermannUntitled, 2020Enamel on waxed paper
40.5 x 29.7 cm
Kristof De Clercq gallery Contact Gallery
Tipping by Gaylord Chan contemporary artwork
Gaylord ChanTipping, 2012Digital Print on Polyart Paper
75 x 53 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
I’ve been wondering down in these caves / For what feels like one thousand days by Rosie Mudge contemporary artwork
Rosie MudgeI’ve been wondering down in these caves / For what feels like one thousand days, 2020Automotive paint and glitter glue on canvas
132 x 122 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled, Rhino and Bird by Maia Tabet contemporary artwork
Maia TabetUntitled, Rhino and Bird, c. 2018Paper, wood , clay , and bronze
60 x 75 cm
Galerie Tanit 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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