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Strawberry fields by Daniel Gibson contemporary artwork
Daniel GibsonStrawberry fields, 2021Oil on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Bispatial Sibling by Jeff Sonhouse contemporary artwork
Jeff SonhouseBispatial Sibling, 2021Oil, acrylic gel medium, pumice gel, and galvanised wire on canvas
205.1 x 145.4 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Endgame by Sepideh Mehraban contemporary artwork
Sepideh MehrabanEndgame, 2021Mixed media on canvas
120 x 77 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Avista D'occhio by Mojé Assefjah contemporary artwork
Mojé AssefjahAvista D'occhio, 2011Egg tempera on canvas
135 x 105 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
VIII. The Record Keeper by Bert Gilbert contemporary artwork
Bert GilbertVIII. The Record Keeper, 2017–2021Eyeline wood v2 (gray)
74 x 27 cm
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Contact Gallery
#3 Su Batiledhu by Nicol Vizioli contemporary artwork
Nicol Vizioli#3 Su Batiledhu, 2017–2020Giclee on Hahnemuhle photo rag
50 x 50 cm
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Contact Gallery
All Spells by Manuel Mathieu contemporary artwork
Manuel MathieuAll Spells, 2021Ceramic installation
335.3 x 548.6 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
Turtle Dream by Katya Kan contemporary artwork
Katya KanTurtle Dream, 2020Mixed media on paper
56 x 76 cm
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Contact Gallery
III. The Record Keeper by Bert Gilbert contemporary artwork
Bert GilbertIII. The Record Keeper, 2017–2021Eyeline wood
74 x 27 cm
Mimmo Scognamiglio Artecontemporanea Contact Gallery
Somewhere in time 18-1 by Wang Gon-Jer contemporary artwork
Wang Gon-JerSomewhere in time 18-1, 2018Mixed media
44 x 28 cm
Double Square Gallery Contact Gallery
Sunflowers by Melora Kuhn contemporary artwork
Melora KuhnSunflowers, 2020Oil on canvas
51 x 41 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
Untitled by Eddie Martinez contemporary artwork
Eddie MartinezUntitled, 2019Marker, crayon, pen, oil pastel, white out and ink on paper
15.2 x 21.6 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Urknall by Alicja Kwade contemporary artwork
Alicja KwadeUrknall, 2018Bronze
113 x 12 x 12 cm
KÖNIG GALERIE Contact Gallery
Golden Rain by Li Chen contemporary artwork
Li ChenGolden Rain, 2005Bronze
142 x 141.5 x 256.5 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Homunculus Head by Mark Manders contemporary artwork
Mark MandersHomunculus Head, 2018–2020Painted bronze, acrylic on canvas, wood
51.3 x 35.2 x 24.7 cm
Zeno X Gallery Enquire
Untitled (FFITFFF) by Daniel Boyd contemporary artwork
Daniel BoydUntitled (FFITFFF), 2021Oil, acrylic, and archival glue on canvas
76 x 61 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
A view from nowhere V by Julien Segard contemporary artwork
Julien SegardA view from nowhere V, 2021Charcoal on paper
149.9 x 149.9 cm
Experimenter Contact Gallery
Crocodile Heels by Van Hanos contemporary artwork
Van HanosCrocodile Heels, 2021Oil on linen
30.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
보이지않는 by Jinju Lee contemporary artwork
Jinju Lee보이지않는, 2019Korean paper on linen
215.5 x 213 x 6.5 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery
ICE FINGER by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaICE FINGER, 2021Sculpture
44 x 27 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) by Tue Greenfort contemporary artwork
Tue GreenfortJapanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica), 2021Cyanotype
118.9 x 84.1 cm
KÖNIG GALERIE Contact Gallery
Leo B Fly by Ellen Berkenblit contemporary artwork
Ellen BerkenblitLeo B Fly, 2020Gouache and graphite on paper
50.8 x 76.2 cm
rodolphe janssen Contact Gallery
Julia's Friend by Penny Siopis contemporary artwork
Penny SiopisJulia's Friend, 2007Ink, oil and glue on paper
21 x 14 cm
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.