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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
Mistakes by Spencer Finch contemporary artwork
Spencer FinchMistakes, 2021Soft pastel on coloured paper
Lisson Gallery 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
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 #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
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
Double exposure by Sidney Nolan contemporary artwork
Sidney NolanDouble exposure, 1976Polaroid
8.4 x 10.6 cm
Informality Contact Gallery
Untitled (Pale orange) by Jason Martin contemporary artwork
Jason MartinUntitled (Pale orange), 2020Cold process dye on watercolour paper
76 x 58 cm
Buchmann Galerie Contact Gallery
TENDER by Gilbert & George contemporary artwork
Gilbert & GeorgeTENDER, 2019Mixed media
226 x 253 cm
Sprüth Magers Contact Gallery
Dawnshoot by Frank Bowling contemporary artwork
Frank BowlingDawnshoot, 1991Acrylic and acrylic gel on canvas with marouflage
188 x 78.5 x 3.2 cm
Hauser & Wirth Contact Gallery
Longing for the Universe That Has Scattered So Many Hopes by Yayoi Kusama contemporary artwork
Yayoi KusamaLonging for the Universe That Has Scattered So Many Hopes, 2019Acrylic on canvas
100 x 100 cm
Not for sale
Victoria Miro
San Giotto by Lorenzo Brinati contemporary artwork
Lorenzo BrinatiSan Giotto, 2021Pigments, animal glue, plaster and gommalaca on jute
120 x 120 cm
Cadogan Contemporary Contact Gallery
Sidney Nolan, Myself by Sidney Nolan contemporary artwork
Sidney NolanSidney Nolan, Myself, 1988Spray paint and oils on hardboard
122.5 x 92 cm
Informality Contact Gallery
GOCCE COSMICHE by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaGOCCE COSMICHE, 2020Glass
40.5 x 17.5 x 9 cm
ShugoArts Contact Gallery
Untitled (Capri 53.88) by Mark Grotjahn contemporary artwork
Mark GrotjahnUntitled (Capri 53.88), 2021Oil on cardboard mounted on linen
139.7 x 172.7 cm
Gagosian Contact Gallery
Untitled (Hopes and Dreams) by Joel Mesler contemporary artwork
Joel MeslerUntitled (Hopes and Dreams), 2021Pigment on linen
177.8 x 127 cm
Lévy Gorvy Contact Gallery
Argenteo e la sua inquieta forma gialla by Alberto Biasi contemporary artwork
Alberto BiasiArgenteo e la sua inquieta forma gialla, 1992PVC relief on woodboard
60 x 33 x 5 cm
M77 Contact Gallery
The Whiteness Was Not Consensual by John Akomfrah contemporary artwork
John AkomfrahThe Whiteness Was Not Consensual, 2021Giclée, print, gold, text
101.6 x 152.4 cm
Lisson Gallery Contact Gallery
Louse Point by Anh Duong contemporary artwork
Anh DuongLouse Point, 2010Oil on canvas
96 x 72 inches
Galerie Gmurzynska Contact Gallery
in front of peers... This person has by Ana Maria Micu contemporary artwork
Ana Maria Micuin front of peers... This person has, 2020Oil on linen
100 x 130 cm
Mind Set Art Center 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.