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Man is Born Free and Everywhere He is in Chains by Dan Halter contemporary artwork works on paper
Dan Halter Man is Born Free and Everywhere He is in Chains, 2022 Hand-woven archival ink-jet prints
165 x 89 cm
Osart Gallery
Meteora 4 (Spazio in movimento) [Meteor no. 4 (Space in Movement)] by Marinella Pirelli contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Marinella Pirelli Meteora 4 (Spazio in movimento) [Meteor no. 4 (Space in Movement)], 1970 Steel, perspex acrylic sheets, electric motor, bulb light
96 x 96 x 24 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Request Price & Availability
Upright by Grace Schwindt contemporary artwork sculpture
Grace Schwindt Upright, 2021 Bronze, patinated
26 x 5 x 14.5 cm
Zeno X Gallery Request Price & Availability
WC Bureaux Bureaux Bureaux by Sophie Nys contemporary artwork works on paper, drawing
Sophie Nys WC Bureaux Bureaux Bureaux, 2023 Cardboard, pencil
Galerie Greta Meert Request Price & Availability
Political Rally, Chicago by Robert Frank contemporary artwork photography
Robert Frank Political Rally, Chicago, 1956 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1970s
16 x 12 inches
Bruce Silverstein Request Price & Availability
Broken Arrow Cave, Utah by Ulrike Arnold contemporary artwork mixed media
Ulrike Arnold Broken Arrow Cave, Utah, 2009 Earth on canvas
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Request Price & Availability
Limb by Sam Harrison contemporary artwork sculpture
Sam Harrison Limb, 2022 Maquette for bronze
70 x 39 x 25 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery Request Price & Availability
Recluse#103 by Jiang Lining contemporary artwork painting
Jiang Lining Recluse#103, 2022 Oil on canvas
150 x 120 cm
Studio Gallery Request Price & Availability
Green Orchid by Galina Munroe contemporary artwork painting
Galina Munroe Green Orchid, 2023 Oil, enamel paint and collage on canvas in artist frame
160 x 140 cm
JARILAGER Gallery Request Price & Availability
Blue Sycamore by Inka Essenhigh contemporary artwork works on paper
Inka Essenhigh Blue Sycamore, 2023 Enamel on canvas
68 x 54 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery
Wrong Paintings VII by Ignasi Aballi contemporary artwork painting
Ignasi Aballi Wrong Paintings VII, 2005–2023 Make-up and dust on canvas
36 x 31 cm
Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder Request Price & Availability
Earth Candy by Inka Essenhigh contemporary artwork works on paper
Inka Essenhigh Earth Candy, 2022 Enamel on canvas
40 x 50 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery
Untitled by John Knuth contemporary artwork painting
John Knuth Untitled, 2021 Acrylic/flyspeck on archival cold press watercolour paper
28.5 x 21.5 inches
Hollis Taggart Request Price & Availability
Open Window by Manoucher Yektai contemporary artwork painting
Manoucher Yektai Open Window, 1951 Oil on canvas
1245 x 101.6 cm
Karma Request Price & Availability
Room Service by Heather Straka contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Heather Straka Room Service, 2023 Oil on canvas board, framed
93 x 73 cm
Jonathan Smart Gallery Request Price & Availability
Home Sweet Home: Penthouse 5 RAW by Mak Ying Tung 2 contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Mak Ying Tung 2 Home Sweet Home: Penthouse 5 RAW, 2023 Coloured pencil on paper, triptych
40 x 30 cm
de Sarthe
Herbarium Foxtail (S. viridis) (4) by Zhang Dali contemporary artwork sculpture, photography
Zhang Dali Herbarium Foxtail (S. viridis) (4), 2020 Red cyanotype on cotton
118 x 170 cm
Eli Klein Gallery Request Price & Availability
Thoughts on Falling XIX by Alexandra Karakashian contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Alexandra Karakashian Thoughts on Falling XIX, 2019 Oil and salt on sized paper
31.5 x 22.5 cm
Sabrina Amrani Request Price & Availability
Perlas a los cerdos by José Castiella contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
José Castiella Perlas a los cerdos, 2023 Acrylic on linen
40 x 30 cm
rosenfeld Request Price & Availability
memory shape (KG) by Aleana Egan contemporary artwork sculpture
Aleana Egan memory shape (KG), 2023 Shot-blast steel, cellulose fibre
300 x 600 x 3 cm
Kerlin Gallery Request Price & Availability
Glowing Hour by Keem Jiyoung contemporary artwork painting
Keem Jiyoung Glowing Hour, 2023 Oil on canvas
116.8 x 91 cm
P21 Request Price & Availability
First Rain by Amelia Baxter contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Amelia Baxter First Rain, 2022 Acrylic, pastel, paper
57 x 42 inches
Praz-Delavallade Request Price & Availability
Homo Helveticus 3 by Stefan à Wengen contemporary artwork mixed media
Stefan à Wengen Homo Helveticus 3, 2023 Studio and house dust, binding agent
15.5 x 15.5 x 20 cm
Bernhard Knaus Fine Art Request Price & Availability
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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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