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Flora ne m'oubli pas by Martial Raysse contemporary artwork
Martial RaysseFlora ne m'oubli pas, 2019Pastel on paper
42 x 29.5 cm
The Master Mason by Jim Shaw contemporary artwork
Jim ShawThe Master Mason, 2020Acrylic on muslin
109.2 x 198.1 x 6.3 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Mid Atlantic by Andy Robert contemporary artwork
Andy RobertMid Atlantic, 2020Oil, acrylic, charcoal, pastel, pencil, gesso and mixed media on canvas
243.8 x 203.2 x 5.1 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Letterhead drawing #44 by Matthew Day Jackson contemporary artwork
Matthew Day JacksonLetterhead drawing #44, 2020Conte crayon, pen, colour pencil, MSA on paper
27.9 x 21.6 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
View of Oksoonbong Peak from Dungjibong Peak by Min Joung-Ki contemporary artwork
Min Joung-KiView of Oksoonbong Peak from Dungjibong Peak, 2007Oil on canvas
208.5 x 278 cm
Kukje Gallery Contact Gallery
Kruishoutem by Stephan Vanfleteren contemporary artwork
Stephan VanfleterenKruishoutem, 1998Archival pigment print
74 x 54 cm
Gallery Fifty One Contact Gallery
Oborozuki (A Moon Obscured by Clouds) Kakejiku by Miya Ando contemporary artwork
Miya AndoOborozuki (A Moon Obscured by Clouds) Kakejiku, 2020Pigment and urethane on aluminium
121.9 x 40.6 cm
Sundaram Tagore Gallery Contact Gallery
Anemones March by Wolfgang Tillmans contemporary artwork
Wolfgang TillmansAnemones March, 2020Inkjet print, framed
43 x 32.9 x 2.4 cm
Galerie Buchholz Contact Gallery
Mandela by Peter Kennard contemporary artwork
Peter KennardMandela, 1990Photomontage, gelatin silver prints and wood on card
43 x 55 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Education cuts by Peter Kennard contemporary artwork
Peter KennardEducation cuts, 1982Photomontage, gelatin silver prints and ink on card
35 x 26.5 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Orange by Claudia Terstappen contemporary artwork
Claudia TerstappenOrange, 2020Ceramic
34 x 16 x 12 cm
Susan Boutwell Gallery Contact Gallery
Guillermo by John Sonsini contemporary artwork
John SonsiniGuillermo, 2020Oil on canvas
114.3 x 91.4 cm
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
La crème de tartre hollywoodien by Jan Van Imschoot contemporary artwork
Jan Van ImschootLa crème de tartre hollywoodien, 2020Oil on canvas
130 x 150 cm
Templon Contact Gallery
Brochet by Francois-Xavier Lalanne contemporary artwork
Francois-Xavier LalanneBrochet, 1973Metal, copper and black patina steel with wooden interior frame
101 x 14 x 21 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
The Red Shoes by Jim Shaw contemporary artwork
Jim ShawThe Red Shoes, 2020Acrylic on muslin
203.2 x 94 x 4.4 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
Bouquet and Picnic (Bull Run) [B63] by Matthew Day Jackson contemporary artwork
Matthew Day JacksonBouquet and Picnic (Bull Run) [B63], 2020Formica, silkscreen, oil paint, acrylic, urethane plastic, fibreglass, lead on panel, stainless steel frame
211.5 x 246.7 x 5.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Untitled by Monika Baer contemporary artwork
Monika BaerUntitled, 2018Acrylic and quartz on canvas, aluminium
50 x 40 cm
Galerie Chantal Crousel Contact Gallery
Stutter No.2 by Liang Ban contemporary artwork
Liang BanStutter No.2, 2020Giclee on aluminum composite panel
15 x 30 cm
de Sarthe Contact Gallery
#38 by Areta Wilkinson contemporary artwork
Areta Wilkinson#38, 2020Pendant, oxidised stg silver, polyester cord
Two Rooms Contact Gallery
Contours #1 by Tania Pérez Córdova contemporary artwork
Tania Pérez CórdovaContours #1, 2020Bronze poured into sand
207 x 85 x 2 cm
Tina Kim Gallery Contact Gallery
Quick City, (white) by Ian Kiaer contemporary artwork
Ian KiaerQuick City, (white), 2018Plexiglass, acrylic, varnish, paper and pencil
128 x 125 cm
Barbara Wien Contact Gallery
Landscape Portrait-Ghirlandaio 02 A by Dong Dawei contemporary artwork
Dong DaweiLandscape Portrait-Ghirlandaio 02 A, 2020Watercolour on plaster
56.5 x 37.5 x 110 cm
Table by Fernando Arias contemporary artwork
Fernando AriasTable, 2019Wood
91 x 61 x 11 cm
Hoovering, First Thing, December by Caroline Walker contemporary artwork
Caroline WalkerHoovering, First Thing, December, 2020Oil on linen
210 x 160 cm
Ingleby 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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