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Yuke paints bamboos 《與可畫竹》 by Chen Tsung Chen BuZi contemporary artwork
Chen Tsung Chen BuZiYuke paints bamboos 《與可畫竹》, 2011Ink on Paper
238 x 240 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Poisson gueule fermée by Charles Artus contemporary artwork
Charles ArtusPoisson gueule fermée, c. 1940Bronze
20 x 40 x 15 cm
Galerie Dumonteil Contact Gallery
Happy Pine No. 1 by Guan Saimai contemporary artwork
Guan SaimaiHappy Pine No. 1, 2016Oil on canvas
140 x 90 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Abstract Expressionist Cowboy by Peter Saul contemporary artwork
Peter SaulAbstract Expressionist Cowboy, 2015Acrylic on canvas
203 x 163 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Bleed # 202042 by Paul Snell contemporary artwork
Paul SnellBleed # 202042, 2020Chromogenic Print Face-mounted 3mm Matte Plexiglas, backed with extruded polystyrene, concrete, acrylic, enamel and pigments
80 x 60 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Off Track by Kevin Chin contemporary artwork
Kevin ChinOff Track, 2020Oil on linen
113 x 174 cm
This Is No Fantasy dianne tanzer + nicola stein Contact Gallery
Untitled by Mr. contemporary artwork
Mr.Untitled, 2012Acrylic on mattress
100.33 x 193.4 cm
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Lehmann Maupin
Mini Piece 21 《小品 21》 by Wong Chung-Yu contemporary artwork
Wong Chung-YuMini Piece 21 《小品 21》, 2012Ink & Colour on Paper
16 x 39 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Raccoon Artist Surprises the Art World by Peter Saul contemporary artwork
Peter SaulRaccoon Artist Surprises the Art World, 2009Acrylic on canvas
183 x 198 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Deep Shit by Warren Isensee contemporary artwork
Warren IsenseeDeep Shit, 2018Oil on canvas
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
Secret in the Forest by Liu Chunliu contemporary artwork
Liu ChunliuSecret in the Forest, 2016Oil on canvas
120 x 360 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Where: Left  2/10 《Where系列(一輛汽車)2/10》 by Qiu Zhijie contemporary artwork
Qiu ZhijieWhere: Left 2/10 《Where系列(一輛汽車)2/10》, 2005Colour Photograph
50 x 67 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Evidence E2 F/W0 A8 by Iulia Nistor contemporary artwork
Iulia NistorEvidence E2 F/W0 A8, 2020Oil on wood
50 x 40 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Bleed # 202022 by Paul Snell contemporary artwork
Paul SnellBleed # 202022, 2020Chromogenic Print Face-mounted 3mm Matte Plexiglas, backed with extruded polystyrene, concrete, acrylic, enamel and pigments
60 x 60 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Religious Machine Man by Jim Shaw contemporary artwork
Jim ShawReligious Machine Man, 2020Acrylic on muslin
96.5 x 78.7 x 4.4 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Cocoon 《繭》 by Cynthia Sah contemporary artwork
Cynthia SahCocoon 《繭》, UndatedMarble
20 x 46 x 19 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Indoni Yamanzi by Nonzuzo Gxekwa contemporary artwork
Nonzuzo GxekwaIndoni Yamanzi, 2020Archival inkjet print on semi-gloss paper, two sizes available
THK Gallery Contact Gallery
Floraceas by Solange Pessoa contemporary artwork
Solange PessoaFloraceas, 2019Ceramic
28 x 24 x 19 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Two Female Figures by George Condo contemporary artwork
George CondoTwo Female Figures, 2008Oil on canvas
190.5 x 215.9 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Methought I Was Enamoured of an Ass by Sophie von Hellermann contemporary artwork
Sophie von HellermannMethought I Was Enamoured of an Ass, 2020Acrylic on canvas
140 x 160 cm
Pilar Corrias Enquire
Untitled by Marina Perez Simão contemporary artwork
Marina Perez SimãoUntitled, 2020Oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm
Mendes Wood DM Contact Gallery
Untitled #7 (Political Collage) by Catherine Opie contemporary artwork
Catherine OpieUntitled #7 (Political Collage), 2019Digital video on monitor
Lehmann Maupin Contact Gallery
Untitled (Lighthouse No. 5) by Gary Simmons contemporary artwork
Gary SimmonsUntitled (Lighthouse No. 5), 2019Gouache and charcoal on paper
79.7 x 64.9 cm (incl frame)
Simon Lee Gallery 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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