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Alexis Broschek by Robert Wilson contemporary artwork moving image
Robert Wilson Alexis Broschek, 2005 Plasma Screen, Custom Speaker, HD Media Player
168 x 92 cm
Galerie Thomas Schulte Contact Gallery
People by Lee Ungno contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Lee Ungno People, 1981 Ink on Hanji paper
15 x 20 cm
Galerie Vazieux Contact Gallery
o.T. #5 by Edie Monetti contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Edie Monetti o.T. #5, 2022 Oil on canvas
200 x 170 cm
Knust Kunz Gallery Editions Contact Gallery
Bouquet à la pomme, (A.R.305) by Pablo Picasso contemporary artwork sculpture
Pablo Picasso Bouquet à la pomme, (A.R.305), 1956 White earthenware, partially polychromed and glazed
24.5 x 24.5 cm
Helene Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
You Are Confident and Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin by Trudy Benson contemporary artwork painting
Trudy Benson You Are Confident and Feel Comfortable in Your Own Skin, 2022 Acrylic and oil on canvas
32 x 37 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
Snowflakes Looking at You by Suyeon Kim contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Suyeon Kim Snowflakes Looking at You, 2022 Oil on canvas
91 x 116.8 cm
P21 Enquire
Untitled by Takesada Matsutani contemporary artwork drawing, mixed media
Takesada Matsutani Untitled, 1983 Vinyl adhesive, graphite, and pencil on Japanese paper on canvas
28.5 x 20 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Teardrop Vessel #8 by Timo Nasseri contemporary artwork sculpture
Timo Nasseri Teardrop Vessel #8, 2022 Ceramic, glaze
11.3 x 21 x 7 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Mother by Henni Alftan contemporary artwork painting
Henni Alftan Mother, 2021 Oil on canvas
60 x 73 cm
Sprüth Magers Enquire
Outing by Hughie Lee-Smith contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Hughie Lee-Smith Outing, c. 1970 Oil on canvas
66 x 91.4 cm
Karma Contact Gallery
Untitled (no. 355) by Anne Ryan contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, photography, print
Anne Ryan Untitled (no. 355), c. 1948-1954 Collage
23.8 x 15.2 cm
Andrew Kreps Gallery Contact Gallery
Window K #59 by Gordon Cheung contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Gordon Cheung Window K #59, 2020 Financial Times newspaper, bamboo and adhesive
61 x 46.5 x 2 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Terrestrial by MM Yu contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
MM Yu Terrestrial, 2022 acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
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Untitled by Ci Kim contemporary artwork painting
Ci Kim Untitled, 2021 Coffee on paper
200 x 230 cm
Arario Gallery Contact Gallery
Bowl by Seung Yul Oh contemporary artwork sculpture
Seung Yul Oh Bowl, 2022 2K paint on aluminium
102 x 121 x 34 cm
Starkwhite Enquire
Notes on Sculpture by Tatiana Trouvé contemporary artwork sculpture
Tatiana Trouvé Notes on Sculpture, 2022 Patinated and painted bronze
98 x 30 x 31 cm
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Eglantier by Aram Jughian contemporary artwork painting
Aram Jughian Eglantier, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
89 x 103 cm
Galerie Tanit Contact Gallery
Home by Kim Si Yeon contemporary artwork photography
Kim Si Yeon Home, 2022 Archival pigment with fine art paper
53 x 40 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
Rising sea by Melissa McGill contemporary artwork sculpture
Melissa McGill Rising sea, 2022 Organic indigo on clay coated wood panel
76.2 x 91.4 x 3.8 cm
Mazzoleni Contact Gallery
Origami 19-83 by Fujiwara Shiho contemporary artwork painting
Fujiwara Shiho Origami 19-83, 2019 Ink and Japanese paper on wooden board
100 x 100 x 3 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Echo Trap by Christine Sun Kim contemporary artwork installation
Christine Sun Kim Echo Trap, 2021 an arc over two depicted walls.
White Space Contact Gallery
Three Crying People in China (1976) by Isaac Chong Wai contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Isaac Chong Wai Three Crying People in China (1976), 2022 Serigraphy on fine art paper, framed by cable chain and metal bar
56.5 x 75.5 cm
Zilberman Gallery Enquire
Shepard's Delight by Ryan Mosley contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Ryan Mosley Shepard's Delight, 2022 Oil on canvas
26 x 35 cm
Galerie Eigen + Art Contact Gallery
Millbrook Blues by Norman Bluhm contemporary artwork painting
Norman Bluhm Millbrook Blues, 1976 Oil on canvas
84 x 96 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
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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.