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Tsugigami Tiger by Kour Pour contemporary artwork
Kour PourTsugigami Tiger, 2021Block printing ink and collage on paper
81.3 x 61 x 3.8 cm
Kavi Gupta Contact Gallery
Untitled by Kwon Young-Woo contemporary artwork
Kwon Young-WooUntitled, 1989Gouache, Chinese ink on Korean paper
64.5 x 55 cm
Blum & Poe Contact Gallery
7477 by James Welling contemporary artwork
James Welling7477, 2017Inkjet print on rag paper
106.7 x 160 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Sleepless by CHO Moon-Hee contemporary artwork
CHO Moon-HeeSleepless, 2020Pigment print
110 x 160 cm
Gallery Chosun Contact Gallery
Untitled by Jonathan Owen contemporary artwork
Jonathan OwenUntitled, 201719th century marble with further carving
58 x 32 x 24 cm
Ingleby Gallery Contact Gallery
Curled Figure XXII (Version 1) by Robert Mangold contemporary artwork
Robert MangoldCurled Figure XXII (Version 1), 2002Acrylic and black pencil on canvas
91.4 x 345.4 cm
Pace Gallery
Waves 2013 by Wang Guangle contemporary artwork
Wang GuangleWaves 2013, 2011Plaster and wall coating on wood board
32 x 93 x 12 cm
Beijing Commune
Exposed on the Cliffs of the Heart II by Sakshi Gupta contemporary artwork
Sakshi GuptaExposed on the Cliffs of the Heart II, 2021Rubble and metal scrap
9.4 x 5.1 x 4.7 inches
Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke Contact Gallery
TENSIONS SEREINES by Francis Dusepulchre contemporary artwork
Francis DusepulchreTENSIONS SEREINES, 2000Acrylic body lacquer on masonite
23.5 x 22 x 2.6 cm
La Patinoire Royale – galerie Valérie Bach Contact Gallery
Berkele's Creek by Guy Maestri contemporary artwork
Guy MaestriBerkele's Creek, 2021Oil on linen
200 x 240 cm
Yavuz Gallery
Pluvio by Mark Francis contemporary artwork
Mark FrancisPluvio, 2021Oil on canvas
214 x 153 cm
Kerlin Gallery Contact Gallery
Where the Birds Never Sing by Soumya Sankar Bose contemporary artwork
Soumya Sankar BoseWhere the Birds Never Sing, 2017–2020Inkjet print on archival paper. Variable dimensions
Experimenter Contact Gallery
MUSÉE IMAGINAIRE, Plate 690 by Ann-Marie James contemporary artwork
Ann-Marie JamesMUSÉE IMAGINAIRE, Plate 690, 2013Ink on bookplate
22.3 x 17.7 cm
Richard Saltoun Gallery Contact Gallery
Television by Michelangelo Pistoletto contemporary artwork
Michelangelo PistolettoTelevision, 1983Silkscreen on stainless steel
100 x 120 cm
Mazzoleni Contact Gallery
SPIN SOFFIATO by Ritsue Mishima contemporary artwork
Ritsue MishimaSPIN SOFFIATO, 2021Sculpture
53.5 x 43 cm
Brutto Gusto Contact Gallery
Requiem by Eva Zhang contemporary artwork
Eva ZhangRequiem, 2020Cotton, nylon, herbal-dyed fabric, thread on canvas
50 x 40 cm
Tabula Rasa Gallery Enquire
Head of a goddess by James Welling contemporary artwork
James WellingHead of a goddess, 2019Electrostatic print with oil pigment on polyester
43.5 x 28.6 cm
David Zwirner Contact Gallery
Passage 29 by Leigh Wen contemporary artwork
Leigh WenPassage 29, 2021Oil on linen
200 x 400 cm
Whitestone Gallery Contact Gallery
Flowers 17 (burnt yellow with fuchsia vase) by Daniel Crews-Chubb contemporary artwork
Daniel Crews-ChubbFlowers 17 (burnt yellow with fuchsia vase), 2021Oil, acrylic, ink, pastel, charcoal, spray paint, pumice gel and collaged fabrics on canvas
100 x 70 cm
Choi&Lager Gallery Enquire
pond girls/tokyo/2020 by fumiko imano contemporary artwork
fumiko imanopond girls/tokyo/2020, 2020Photomontage (C-print)
21 x 28 cm
Las cosas antiguas que nos pertenecen
(Hexahedron/Cheetos) by Gabriel Rico contemporary artwork
Gabriel RicoLas cosas antiguas que nos pertenecen (Hexahedron/Cheetos), 2021Wood carving (cedar, pine and walnut) & assemblies, polychrome oil painting
200 x 80 x 60 cm
Galería OMR Enquire
Untitled by Mojé Assefjah contemporary artwork
Mojé AssefjahUntitled, 2015Egg Tempera on Wood
50 x 30 cm
Galerie Tanit
City by Salvo contemporary artwork
SalvoCity, 1983Oil on board
40 x 31.5 cm
Robilant+Voena Contact Gallery
Relief sériel by Nicholas Schöffer contemporary artwork
Nicholas SchöfferRelief sériel, 1962Stainless steel and copper
41 x 32.5 x 3 cm
galerie Denise René 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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