Browse Contemporary Artworks

Syzygy by Madelynn Green contemporary artwork
Madelynn GreenSyzygy, 2020Acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Mannequin defectors I & II, by Jann Haworth contemporary artwork
Jann HaworthMannequin defectors I & II,, 2017Pastel on mixed media
78.7 x 226 cm
Gazelli Art House Contact Gallery
Two Storks by Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys contemporary artwork
Jos de Gruyter & Harald ThysTwo Storks, 2015Pencil and watercolour on cardboard in wooden frame
61 x 81 x 2 cm (incl frame)
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by Eugénie Paultre contemporary artwork
Eugénie PaultreUntitled, 2015Oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
A Thing of Beauty by Jody Paulsen contemporary artwork
Jody PaulsenA Thing of Beauty, 2020Felt collage
263.5 x 218 cm
SMAC Gallery Contact Gallery
Turkish blue Shells bowl by Wietske Van Leeuwen contemporary artwork
Wietske Van LeeuwenTurkish blue Shells bowl, 2020Sculpture
10 x 25 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Porcelain by Luc Tuymans contemporary artwork
Luc TuymansPorcelain, 2020Gouache on paper
52 x 39 cm
Zeno X Gallery
Radiant Face by Sylvie Fleury contemporary artwork
Sylvie FleuryRadiant Face, 2017Acrylic on canvas on wood
167.3 x 210.2 x 12 cm
Tree II by Simone Fattal contemporary artwork
Simone FattalTree II, 2019Watercolor and ink on paper
41 x 3 cm
Galerie Lelong & Co. Paris Contact Gallery
Spéculoos #4 by François Curlet contemporary artwork
François CurletSpéculoos #4, 2013Copper, wood frame, spray paint, varnish
31 x 22 x 2.5 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
The Walrus by George Condo contemporary artwork
George CondoThe Walrus, 2005Bronze
66 x 33 x 61 cm
Gary Tatintsian Gallery Contact Gallery
Number 28C by Leonardo Drew contemporary artwork
Leonardo DrewNumber 28C, 2017Porcelain, charcoal, wood
122 x 122 cm
Pearl Lam Galleries Contact Gallery
Flight III by David Koloane contemporary artwork
David KoloaneFlight III, 2018Mixed media on canvas
46 x 35.5 cm
Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Domesticated #20 by Jan De Maesschalck contemporary artwork
Jan De MaesschalckDomesticated #20, 2015Acrylic on newspaper
30 x 22.2 cm
Zeno X Gallery Enquire
Untitled (No. 7) by Louise Bourgeois contemporary artwork
Louise BourgeoisUntitled (No. 7), 1993Bronze, silver nitrate patina
12.1 x 68.6 x 43.2 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Untitled portable sculpture (La Señora de Las Nueces) 6 by Abraham Cruzvillegas contemporary artwork
Abraham CruzvillegasUntitled portable sculpture (La Señora de Las Nueces) 6, 2020–2021Wood, steel, plastic, cotton, hemp, rubber, steel, leather, computer cable and keyboard, iron
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
36 Selera Cowok by Nindityo Adipurnomo contemporary artwork
Nindityo Adipurnomo36 Selera Cowok, 2019Gouache on paper
57 x 75 cm
Baik Art Contact Gallery
Untitled (3333) by Elisa Sighicelli contemporary artwork
Elisa SighicelliUntitled (3333), 2020Photograph printed on satin
199 x 137 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Turquoise Woman by Ashley Bickerton contemporary artwork
Ashley BickertonTurquoise Woman, 2020Oil on canvas with artist made frame
145 x 132 x 5 cm
Gajah Gallery Contact Gallery
Outskirts of Ramallah, Ramallah by Thomas Struth contemporary artwork
Thomas StruthOutskirts of Ramallah, Ramallah, 2011Inkjet print
130.1 x 163.2 cm
Marian Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled 4K2 by Prudencio Irazábal contemporary artwork
Prudencio IrazábalUntitled 4K2, 2020Acrylic on canvas
220 x 175 cm
Galería Pelaires Contact Gallery
Moulin de Perigny, reflexions sur l'eau by Gustave Cariot contemporary artwork
Gustave CariotMoulin de Perigny, reflexions sur l'eau, c. 1912Oil on panel
40 x 32 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
Nana and Grandad, 1994 (New Zealand Gothic) by Ayesha Green contemporary artwork
Ayesha GreenNana and Grandad, 1994 (New Zealand Gothic), 2016Acrylic on ply
146 x 122 cm
Jhana Millers Contact Gallery
Code 19 by Lubna Chowdhary contemporary artwork
Lubna ChowdharyCode 19, 2020Gouache and acrylic on gessoed board
29 x 23 cm
Jhaveri Contemporary 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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