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Untitled (São Tomé and Príncipe) by Fred Wilson contemporary artwork
Fred WilsonUntitled (São Tomé and Príncipe), 2009Acrylic on canvas
60.3 x 117.2 cm
Krakow Witkin Gallery Contact Gallery
Fluffy by Tao Siqi contemporary artwork
Tao SiqiFluffy, 2021Oil on linen
30 x 40 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Eternel retour du désir amoureux by Amina Benbouchta contemporary artwork
Amina BenbouchtaEternel retour du désir amoureux, 2019Wood, neon lights, various objects, sound
Fabienne Levy Contact Gallery
Untitled by Carrie Moyer contemporary artwork
Carrie MoyerUntitled, 201916-colour lithograph with screen-printing and mono-typing
76.2 x 54.6 cm
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Tulips by Steffen Diemer contemporary artwork
Steffen DiemerTulips, 2018Collodion wet plate
30 x 40 cm
Galerie Albrecht Contact Gallery
Get A Room by Lau Hiu Tung contemporary artwork
Lau Hiu TungGet A Room, 2021Acrylic on canvas
36.5 x 25.4 cm
Karin Weber Gallery Contact Gallery
Miriam & Mabel by Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe contemporary artwork
Otis Kwame Kye QuaicoeMiriam & Mabel, 2021Oil and fabric appliqués on canvas
274.3 x 213.4 cm
Roberts Projects Contact Gallery
West End Park Grove Terrace by Luke Fowler contemporary artwork
Luke FowlerWest End Park Grove Terrace, 1971C-type colour print
26.5 x 21.7 x 3 cm
The Modern Institute Contact Gallery
Sathajit Ray, Calcutta by Rosalind Fox Solomon contemporary artwork
Rosalind Fox SolomonSathajit Ray, Calcutta, 1981Gelatin silver print
25.9 x 36.1 cm
Galerie Julian Sander Contact Gallery
Waiting by Tao Siqi contemporary artwork
Tao SiqiWaiting, 2020Oil on linen
15 x 20 cm
Capsule Shanghai
Open Cube/ After LeWitt 6 by Hamra Abbas contemporary artwork
Hamra AbbasOpen Cube/ After LeWitt 6, 2019Marble
61 x 61 cm
Lawrie Shabibi Contact Gallery
The Feral Empress by Dana James contemporary artwork
Dana JamesThe Feral Empress, 2021Oil, acrylic, pigment, collage and encaustic on canvas
42 x 36 inches
Hollis Taggart Contact Gallery
China, Japan or Korea? by Kour Pour contemporary artwork
Kour PourChina, Japan or Korea?, 2021Block printed on canvas using acrylic and oil
109.2 x 96.5 x 3.8 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
Bodies (SE71-13143) by Christoph Dahlhausen contemporary artwork
Christoph DahlhausenBodies (SE71-13143), 2021enamel on Aslan film on aluminium honeycomb panel
34 x 24 cm
Bartley & Company Art Contact Gallery
Pathfinding by Nathaniel Rackowe contemporary artwork
Nathaniel RackowePathfinding, 2008Aerated blocks, household gloss paint, fluorescent lights
Lawrie Shabibi Contact Gallery
Island for Fishermen by Chung Soyoung contemporary artwork
Chung SoyoungIsland for Fishermen, 2021Buoy presumed to have floated out of the economic zone of Korea and China and copper
One And J. Gallery Contact Gallery
As Below, So Above by Bert Gilbert contemporary artwork
Bert GilbertAs Below, So Above, 2020Giclee print on Hahnemuhle German Etching paper
50 x 40 cm
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Contact Gallery
Star Chain by Tao Siqi contemporary artwork
Tao SiqiStar Chain, 2021Oil on linen
30 x 24 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Wild Grasses by Lin Chun-Ju contemporary artwork
Lin Chun-JuWild Grasses, 2019Oil on canvas
80 x 100 cm
Double Square Gallery Contact Gallery
Side Glance by Mary Heilmann contemporary artwork
Mary HeilmannSide Glance, 2019Acrylic on paper
10.5 x 12.4 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Mirror Stone by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaMirror Stone, 2020Glass
16.5 x 43 x 30 cm
ShugoArts Contact Gallery
Strait (Grey Yellow Red Orange Blue Orange) by Bill Culbert contemporary artwork
Bill CulbertStrait (Grey Yellow Red Orange Blue Orange), 2015fluorescent light, plastic bottles
30 x 120 x 12 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 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.