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Wald in vier Farben by Frank Mädler contemporary artwork
Frank MädlerWald in vier Farben, 2019Analogue C-print
124 x 88 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Bandage by Hiroyuki Matsuura contemporary artwork
Hiroyuki MatsuuraBandage, 2020Acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Cursive Calligraphy in Gold and Ink by Wei Ligang contemporary artwork
Wei LigangCursive Calligraphy in Gold and Ink, 2020Chinese ink and acrylic on rice paper
97.5 x 181.3 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
Apron II by Marina Cruz contemporary artwork
Marina CruzApron II, 2020Oil on canvas
152.4 x 121.92 cm
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Mind Set Art Center
Culatra 08: Boot #2 by Joachim Brohm contemporary artwork
Joachim BrohmCulatra 08: Boot #2, 2008Analogue chromogenic print on Fuji-Crystal-Archive-Paper; portfolio comprising 24 photographies from the 'Culatra'-project and book
50 x 60 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
Shoeform (Sprout) by Patricia Piccinini contemporary artwork
Patricia PiccininiShoeform (Sprout), 2019resin, automotive paint
60 x 35 x 37 cm
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery Contact Gallery
Shadow VI by Francesco Clemente contemporary artwork
Francesco ClementeShadow VI, 2017Watercolour and miniature on paper
45.7 x 61 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Shadow III by Francesco Clemente contemporary artwork
Francesco ClementeShadow III, 2017Watercolour and miniature on paper
45.7 x 61 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Unnatural is in nature VI by Shiori Eda contemporary artwork
Shiori EdaUnnatural is in nature VI, 2020Oil on canvas
150 x 100 cm
A2Z Art Gallery Contact Gallery
Volvulus, #2 by Mark Chung contemporary artwork
Mark ChungVolvulus, #2, 2020Rigid polyurethane foam
66 x 40 x 22 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
The Beach 2 by Farah Atassi contemporary artwork
Farah AtassiThe Beach 2, 2020Oil on canvas
200 x 160 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Yoyos 46 by Ernest Pignon-Ernest contemporary artwork
Ernest Pignon-ErnestYoyos 46, c. 2016Mixed media on paper and photography
39 x 135 cm
Galerie Laurentin, Paris - Bruxelles Contact Gallery
Terraces Up to the Sky by Lin Chuan-Chu contemporary artwork
Lin Chuan-ChuTerraces Up to the Sky, 2018Ink, color and charcoal on paper
29.7 x 83 cm
Mind Set Art Center Enquire
Feurige Landschaft (Naturphänomene) by Hartmut Neumann contemporary artwork
Hartmut NeumannFeurige Landschaft (Naturphänomene), 2014Gouache on paper
61 x 46 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
Composition2 by Francine Holley contemporary artwork
Francine HolleyComposition2, 1957Felt on paper
17.5 x 18 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Serie Tounai by Marthe Wéry contemporary artwork
Marthe WérySerie Tounai, 2004Acrylic on aluminium
160 x 122 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Isolated Hill in Early Spring No. 2 《孤山早春‧貳》 by Yan Shanchun contemporary artwork
Yan ShanchunIsolated Hill in Early Spring No. 2 《孤山早春‧貳》, 2005Ink and Acrylic on Panel
122 x 80.5 cm
Hanart TZ Gallery Contact Gallery
Notturno Indiano III by Francesco Clemente contemporary artwork
Francesco ClementeNotturno Indiano III, 2019Watercolour on handmade paper
63.5 x 40.6 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Chain by Francesco Clemente contemporary artwork
Francesco ClementeChain, 1996Watercolour on paper
141 x 139.7 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
The End of Beginning by Hiroyuki Matsuura contemporary artwork
Hiroyuki MatsuuraThe End of Beginning, 2020Acrylic on canvas
194.5 x 130.5 cm
Eslite Gallery Contact Gallery
Where are you from? by Li Wei contemporary artwork
Li WeiWhere are you from?, 2020Wooden tables and chairs, building blocks
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Hiapo Sampler #6 by Cora-Allan Wickliffe contemporary artwork
Cora-Allan WickliffeHiapo Sampler #6, 2020handmade hiapo traditional pigments
43 x 28 cm
Bartley + Company Art Contact Gallery
Redshift by Matthew Barney contemporary artwork
Matthew BarneyRedshift, 2020Graphite and gouache on paper in high-density polyethylene frame
33 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm
Sadie Coles HQ Contact Gallery
blue-red by Matti Kujasalo contemporary artwork
Matti Kujasaloblue-red, 1995Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
galerie Denise René 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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