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(Bird and Lava #03) by Torkwase Dyson contemporary artwork
Torkwase Dyson (Bird and Lava #03), 2021 Acrylic on canvas
Pace Gallery
Untitled by Anas Albraehe contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Anas Albraehe Untitled, 2022 Oil on canvas
121 x 151 cm
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Galerie Tanit
Mother Tongue by Minouk Lim contemporary artwork sculpture
Minouk Lim Mother Tongue, 2022 Wood cane, polyurethane resin, metal plate
191.8 x 26.7 x 20.3 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Contact Gallery
SUITE DU TEMPS VII by Jaume Plensa contemporary artwork
Jaume Plensa SUITE DU TEMPS VII, 2022 Etching
76 x 56 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Clouds by Michael Wilkinson contemporary artwork painting
Michael Wilkinson Clouds, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
149 x 149 cm
The Modern Institute Contact Gallery
White Lie by Jane Lee contemporary artwork sculpture
Jane Lee White Lie, 2022 Mirror finish stainless steel, mirror, polyurethane paint and wood
244.5 x 122.5 x 30 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Florence by Beryl Korot contemporary artwork sculpture, moving image
Beryl Korot Florence, 2008 Video projection and sound; 10 mins, 30 secs
Valletta Contemporary Contact Gallery
landscape painting by Jiwon Kim contemporary artwork painting
Jiwon Kim landscape painting, 2022 Oil on linen
53 x 65 cm
PKM Gallery Enquire
Penicillin G Procaine by Damien Hirst contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Damien Hirst Penicillin G Procaine, 2010 Acrylic and solvent based spray paint on canvas
213.4 x 172.7 cm
White Cube Contact Gallery
Untitled Flowers by Tal R contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Tal R Untitled Flowers, 2022 Oil on canvas
250 x 200 cm
Victoria Miro Enquire
Shangshanqi No.4 by Wang Chuan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Wang Chuan Shangshanqi No.4, 2013 Ink on paper
92.3 x 96.5 cm
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space Contact Gallery
Crawlers 9 by Heemin Chung contemporary artwork
Heemin Chung Crawlers 9, 2022 Acrylic, UV print, spray paint, and stainless studs on canvas
22 x 20 cm
P21 Enquire
BEACH AT NIGHT by Matthew Wong contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Matthew Wong BEACH AT NIGHT, 2016 Acrylic on paper
31.1 x 23.2 cm
Cheim & Read Contact Gallery
The Island by Adrienne Gaha contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Adrienne Gaha The Island, 2022 Oil on linen
153 x 137 cm
Martin Browne Contemporary Enquire
Seoul, Korea 1956-1963 by Han Youngsoo contemporary artwork photography
Han Youngsoo Seoul, Korea 1956-1963 Toned gelatin silver print
GALLERY2 Contact Gallery
Light Beyond Flowers by Richard Pousette-Dart contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Richard Pousette-Dart Light Beyond Flowers, 1990–1991 Acrylic on linen
182.9 x 182.9 cm
Pace Gallery
Soaring Sail Mountain by Alan Saret contemporary artwork sculpture
Alan Saret Soaring Sail Mountain, 1988 Stainless steel and magnet wire
111.8 x 83.8 x 88.9 cm
Karma Contact Gallery
Celacanto by Jean-Louis Et Madeleine Mellerio contemporary artwork sculpture
Jean-Louis Et Madeleine Mellerio Celacanto, 1993 Biodegradable foam
70 x 157 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Little Mica by Misha Milovanovich contemporary artwork sculpture
Misha Milovanovich Little Mica, 2022 Sculpture composed of resin and cellulose
18 x 10.5 x 9 cm
Dellasposa Gallery Contact Gallery
Yellow Brick Road by Woo Kukwon contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Woo Kukwon Yellow Brick Road, 2022 Oil on canvas
181.8 x 227.3 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Untitled 0211103 by Choi Byung-So contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Choi Byung-So Untitled 0211103, 2021 Magazine, ballpoint pen, pencil
25.5 x 18.3 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery
the lake by Billy Childish contemporary artwork
Billy Childish the lake, 2017 Oil and charcoal on linen
152.4 x 152.4 cm
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Trees in Winter Field by Jeffrey Conley contemporary artwork photography
Jeffrey Conley Trees in Winter Field, 2017 Archival pigment print on Japanese Kozo paper, printed by the artist
35 x 35 cm
Bildhalle Contact Gallery
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Ocula presents comprehensive online access to a diverse number of artworks by a broad range of artists. On Ocula you can find artworks by well-known established artists as well as emerging artists.

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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.