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The Vessel as a Phallus by Nash Glynn contemporary artwork
Nash GlynnThe Vessel as a Phallus, 2021Acrylic on canvas
121.9 x 121.9 cm
Metro Pictures
Police State of Mind by Heji Shin contemporary artwork
Heji ShinPolice State of Mind, 2018Inkjet print
53.3 x 74.9 cm
Metro Pictures
Blinking Face outside of Mirror by Haegue Yang contemporary artwork
Haegue YangBlinking Face outside of Mirror, 2012Honeycomb metal grid, drying rack, steel chain, makeup mirror, cord, light bulbs, cable, float, bells, trivets, funnels, hangers, kitchen towel, bicylce horn, shuttlecock, head massager, hooks
140 x 65 x 35 cm (incl frame)
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Thousand acre study I by Elizabeth Thomson contemporary artwork
Elizabeth ThomsonThousand acre study I, 2004Patinated bronze, oil paint, acrylic on panel
70 x 95 x 5 cm
Page Galleries Contact Gallery
Bird of Bataan 3 by Manuel Ocampo contemporary artwork
Manuel OcampoBird of Bataan 3, 2021Oil on canvas
30 x 30 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled #352 by Cindy Sherman contemporary artwork
Cindy ShermanUntitled #352, 2000Chromogenic colour print
27 x 18 inches
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
American Too by Vaughn Spann contemporary artwork
Vaughn SpannAmerican Too, 2021Polymer paint, pulp, mixed media, terry cloth, canvas on aluminium stretcher bars
213.4 x 213.4 x 3.2 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Differentiation by Adrian Hobbs contemporary artwork
Adrian HobbsDifferentiation, 2020Oil on panel
50 x 35 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Mistakes by Spencer Finch contemporary artwork
Spencer FinchMistakes, 2021Soft pastel on coloured paper
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Wet Flowers by Van Hanos contemporary artwork
Van HanosWet Flowers, 2021Oil on linen
30.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled by William Eggleston contemporary artwork
William EgglestonUntitled, c. 1973–1978Pigment print
161 x 114.3 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Manilascape 3 by Manuel Ocampo contemporary artwork
Manuel OcampoManilascape 3, 2021Oil on canvas
91.5 x 61 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Self-reflecting by Wang Lijun contemporary artwork
Wang LijunSelf-reflecting, 2021Camphorwood, plywood, steel wire rope
231 x 182 x 60 cm
Beijing Commune Contact Gallery
-lause by Van Hanos contemporary artwork
Van Hanos-lause, 2021Oil on linen
30.5 x 25.4 x 2.5 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Noir's Cluster by Nancy Rubins contemporary artwork
Nancy RubinsNoir's Cluster, 2019Brass, bronze, stainless steel and stainless steel wire
226.1 x 208.3 x 185.4 cm
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Untitled (Fluorescent pink / Titanium white) by Jason Martin contemporary artwork
Jason MartinUntitled (Fluorescent pink / Titanium white), 2021Mixed media on aluminium
103.2 x 82.8 x 12 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Untitled #18 (from Vistas) by Brea Souders contemporary artwork
Brea SoudersUntitled #18 (from Vistas), 2019Unique archival pigment print with watercolour
12 x 17 inches
Bruce Silverstein Contact Gallery
Fizzy's Nebuli by Nancy Rubins contemporary artwork
Nancy RubinsFizzy's Nebuli, 2019Aluminium, brass, bronze, stainless steel and stainless steel wire
200.7 x 261.6 x 292.1 cm
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Communion by Van Hanos contemporary artwork
Van HanosCommunion, 2021Oil on linen
30.5 x 25.4 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Opus 119, Nr. 6 by Jorinde Voigt contemporary artwork
Jorinde VoigtOpus 119, Nr. 6, 2020ink, gold leaf, pastel, oil crayon, graphite on paper
80 x 180 cm
P21 Contact Gallery
Rain Beyond by Suyeon Kim contemporary artwork
Suyeon KimRain Beyond, 2021Oil on canvas
130 x 130 cm
GALLERY2 Contact Gallery
Chemical 89 by Goen Choi contemporary artwork
Goen ChoiChemical 89AIWA HS-PL505, epoxy glass
13 x 9.2 x 3.3 cm
P21 Contact Gallery
Teacup_Dragon by Masako Inoue contemporary artwork
Masako InoueTeacup_Dragon, 2018Ceramic
6 x 15 x 15 cm
Micheko Galerie
Come una traccia di parapendio by Alberto Biasi contemporary artwork
Alberto BiasiCome una traccia di parapendio, 2002Carving and acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 x 5 cm
M77 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.