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untitled by Heinz Mack contemporary artwork
Heinz Mackuntitled, 2009Ink applied with brush on hand-made paper
78 x 107.5 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
30 ans plus tard by Alexandre Lenoir contemporary artwork
Alexandre Lenoir30 ans plus tard, 2021Acrylic and oil on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Grace Notes by Oliver Beer contemporary artwork
Oliver BeerGrace Notes, 2020Tuning forks sectioned and set in resin; gesso
74 x 47 cm
The Club Contact Gallery
Construction by Mildred Thompson contemporary artwork
Mildred ThompsonConstruction, c. 1973Etching
33.5 x 36.8 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. New York Contact Gallery
Kefa, Gambier Ohio by Rania Matar contemporary artwork
Rania MatarKefa, Gambier Ohio, 2018Archival pigment print on Baryta
48.8 x 61 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Bare (Off-White) by Angela De La Cruz contemporary artwork
Angela De La CruzBare (Off-White), 2018Oil and acrylic on canvas
153 x 153 x 10 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Candlestick Pattern no. 2 by Torbjørn Rødland contemporary artwork
Torbjørn RødlandCandlestick Pattern no. 2, 2020Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura paper, framed
82.5 x 107.5 x 4 cm
Galerie Eva Presenhuber Contact Gallery
Self-Reflection 9 by Young-Il Ahn contemporary artwork
Young-Il AhnSelf-Reflection 9, 2000Oil on canvas
101.6 x 127 x 5.1 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
The Pure Necessity (Jobless Cultures) by David Claerbout contemporary artwork
David ClaerboutThe Pure Necessity (Jobless Cultures), 2017Washed ink, pencil, acrylic paint on paper
50 x 70 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Singing dragon by Amelia Toledo contemporary artwork
Amelia ToledoSinging dragon, 2007Perforated sound stone on concrete column
138 x 44 x 40 cm
Galeria Nara Roesler Contact Gallery
Tetora by Gun Gordillo contemporary artwork
Gun GordilloTetora, 2017Neon sculpture
galerie Denise René Contact Gallery
Wave (light breaks) by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtWave (light breaks), 2020Acrylic and oil on Belgian linen
250 x 500 cm
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Hook by Hiroto Nakanishi contemporary artwork
Hiroto NakanishiHook, 2020Apple
2 x 2 x 6 cm
Gallery NAO MASAKI Contact Gallery
Time Memory / Fault 15 by Shinro Ohtake contemporary artwork
Shinro OhtakeTime Memory / Fault 15, 2017Oil, enamel, ink, printed matter, cheesecloth, Japanese paper, wrapping paper, thin paper and cardboard on canvas
91 x 73 x 7 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
Untitled 4 by Sam Francis contemporary artwork
Sam FrancisUntitled 4, 1978Acrylic on paper
45 x 60.5 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Lunch Time, NY, 2015 - Habitación Mineral, Benissa, 2018 - Nube Narciso, Berlín, 2015 by Juan Uslé contemporary artwork
Juan UsléLunch Time, NY, 2015 - Habitación Mineral, Benissa, 2018 - Nube Narciso, Berlín, 2015, 2015/20183 parts work, pigmented ink, photo rag ultrasmooth 305g hahnemühle, vinyl dispersion and pigments on canvas
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
Mine Shaft by Caroline McQuarrie contemporary artwork
Caroline McQuarrieMine Shaft, 2016Digital photographic print
40 x 40 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Narciso, film esperienza [Narcissus, film experience] by Marinella Pirelli contemporary artwork
Marinella PirelliNarciso, film esperienza [Narcissus, film experience], 1966–1967Film, 16mm, digital transfer, colour, sound 11’
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Cube Mass by David Nash contemporary artwork
David NashCube Mass, 2010/2020Charred sycamore
73 x 114 x 78 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
It was a Blur (2) by James Bartolacci contemporary artwork
James BartolacciIt was a Blur (2), 2020Pastel on paper
46 x 57 cm
WORKPLACE Contact Gallery
Visitant by Tyne Gordon contemporary artwork
Tyne GordonVisitant, 2020Oil on aluminium, wig and resin frame
32 x 27 x 2.5 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Ao-a-kura by Kelcy Taratoa contemporary artwork
Kelcy TaratoaAo-a-kura, 2021acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 x 6.5 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Tone Mirror by Bruce Nauman contemporary artwork
Bruce NaumanTone Mirror, 1975Lithograph on Copperplate Deluxe paper
Marian Goodman Gallery 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.

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