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Church by Pierre Knop contemporary artwork
Pierre KnopChurch, 2020Oil and mixed media on canvas
150 x 130 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire
From Without by Michael Joo contemporary artwork
Michael JooFrom Without, 2020ABS 3D print
38.1 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
El Lissitzky Monogram by David Diao contemporary artwork
David DiaoEl Lissitzky Monogram, 2017Acrylic on canvas
122 x 152 cm
ShanghART Contact Gallery
Untitled (Kantha) by Meera Mukherjee contemporary artwork
Meera MukherjeeUntitled (Kantha)Textile
48 x 55.5 cm
Experimenter Contact Gallery
Flash Sketch 8 by Susanne Kühn contemporary artwork
Susanne KühnFlash Sketch 8, 2020Acrylic on canvas
100 x 80 cm
Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art Contact Gallery
Radiant Face by Sylvie Fleury contemporary artwork
Sylvie FleuryRadiant Face, 2017Acrylic on canvas on wood
167.3 x 210.2 x 12 cm
KOSAKU KANECHIKA Contact Gallery
Study Collage by Daan Van Golden contemporary artwork
Daan Van GoldenStudy Collage, 2012Paper
27 x 27 cm
Simon Lee Gallery Contact Gallery
To the poets (Elizabeth Bishop) by Nancy Haynes contemporary artwork
Nancy HaynesTo the poets (Elizabeth Bishop), 2017Oil on linen
50 x 60 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Untitled by Arun K.S. contemporary artwork
Arun K.S.Untitled, 2020Sculpture: Found wood, sandstone and brass. Painting: Natural pigments, watercolour and ink on raw canvas primed with rice paper and Bible pulp

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Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke
Rays of Sun by Henk Van Rensbergen contemporary artwork
Henk Van RensbergenRays of Sun, 2011Plexiglass face mounting, printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Ultrasmooth fine art paper
150 x 120 cm
Galerie Dumonteil Contact Gallery
Autumn leaves by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaAutumn leaves, 2021Mine de plomb, mine de graphite on linen
44 x 33.5 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
TK5233-5_8-69 by Tadaaki Kuwayama contemporary artwork
Tadaaki KuwayamaTK5233-5_8-69, 1969Acrylic on canvas with aluminium strip
85.4 x 85.7 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Coin P Trame / B Fragment W / Fond coin trame / Trame pli / U O coin by Sahar Saâdaoui contemporary artwork
Sahar SaâdaouiCoin P Trame / B Fragment W / Fond coin trame / Trame pli / U O coin, 2019Fabric, tissue paper
30 x 40 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Sillas Núcleo (two chairs) by Mateo López contemporary artwork
Mateo LópezSillas Núcleo (two chairs), 2020Wood, turmeric & acrylic paint, varnish
74 x 50 x 50 cm
Goodman Gallery Contact Gallery
A WEED IS BUT AN UNLOVED FLOWER 凛凛 by Miranda Fengyuan Zhang contemporary artwork
Miranda Fengyuan ZhangA WEED IS BUT AN UNLOVED FLOWER 凛凛, 2020Wool on wood 木材上羊毛
137 x 127 cm
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Capsule Shanghai
VISIBILITY IS A TRAP by Ian Tee contemporary artwork
Ian TeeVISIBILITY IS A TRAP, 2020Acrylic, target papers, comic strips, reflective tape and collage on destroyed aluminium composite panel
200 x 150 cm
Yavuz Gallery Contact Gallery
Black Cloud by Olaf Breuning contemporary artwork
Olaf BreuningBlack Cloud, 2020Gesso and acrylic on canvas
101.6 x 91.4 cm
Metro Pictures Contact Gallery
Dancing with the angels IV by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaDancing with the angels IV, 2021Mixed media
190 x 55 x 55 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
L’Ombrelle à Trois by Pierre Knop contemporary artwork
Pierre KnopL’Ombrelle à Trois, 2020Oil and mixed media on canvas
150 x 130 cm
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Taureau et femme enlacés by Le Corbusier contemporary artwork
Le CorbusierTaureau et femme enlacés, 1944Oil on plywood
24 x 33 cm
Bailly Gallery Contact Gallery
A Soft Night by Walasse Ting contemporary artwork
Walasse TingA Soft Night, c. 1990Chinese ink and acrylic on rice paper
54 x 73.5 cm
Alisan Fine Arts Contact Gallery
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
Hijo de la luna by Joël Andrianomearisoa contemporary artwork
Joël AndrianomearisoaHijo de la luna, 2021Mine de plomb, mine de graphite on linen
44 x 71 cm
Sabrina Amrani Contact Gallery
Ghost/Monument by Santiago Mostyn contemporary artwork
Santiago MostynGhost/Monument, 2020Two archival inkjet prints in double-sided oak frame with poster prints
52 x 42 cm
Andréhn-Schiptjenko Contact Gallery
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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.

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