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Money Moves II by Ioana Maria Sisea contemporary artwork sculpture
Ioana Maria Sisea Money Moves II, 2022 Stoneware and glaze
22 x 35 x 23 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
Crash by Michel François contemporary artwork photography
Michel François Crash, 2010 C-print
80 x 60 cm
Xavier Hufkens Contact Gallery
fruits box/LA/2015 by fumiko imano contemporary artwork photography
fumiko imano fruits box/LA/2015, 2015 / 2019 Photomontage (C-print)
21 x 28 cm
KOSAKU KANECHIKA Contact Gallery
The Griffen by Jesse Krimes contemporary artwork sculpture
Jesse Krimes The Griffen, 2022 Embroidery, used clothing from currently and formerly incarcerated people, antique quilt
19 x 15 inches
Malin Gallery Contact Gallery
Hardware by Douglas Rieger contemporary artwork sculpture
Douglas Rieger Hardware, 2022 Wood, paint, steel, silicone, bead chain, upholstery foam, and vinyl
81.3 x 61 x 30.5 cm
Capsule Shanghai Contact Gallery
Sans titre – Objet irisé VI by Yanis Khannoussi contemporary artwork sculpture
Yanis Khannoussi Sans titre – Objet irisé VI, 2022 Paint and varnish on resin
25 x 30 x 30 cm
Dumonteil Contemporary Contact Gallery
This is my big night by Javier Calleja contemporary artwork painting
Javier Calleja This is my big night, 2022 Acrylic on canvas, oak frame and museum Glass
138 x 98 cm
Almine Rech Contact Gallery
Bateau de Thésée by Leo Wang contemporary artwork painting
Leo Wang Bateau de Thésée, 2020 Oil and acrylic on canvas
80 x 160 cm
Liang Gallery Contact Gallery
Pantimals aus dem Rhein by Jeh Lee contemporary artwork sculpture
Jeh Lee Pantimals aus dem Rhein, 2021 UV-print on aluminium board
160 x 100 cm
SETAREH Contact Gallery
Money Moves IV, by Ioana Maria Sisea contemporary artwork sculpture
Ioana Maria Sisea Money Moves IV,, 2022 Stoneware and glaze
17 x 19 x 17.5 cm
rosenfeld Contact Gallery
A Good Saturday by Justin Yoon contemporary artwork painting, works on paper
Justin Yoon A Good Saturday, 2022 Acrylic, acrylic gouache and glitter on canvas
101.6 x 101.6 cm
Anat Ebgi Contact Gallery
Untitled by Howard Fonda contemporary artwork painting, mixed media
Howard Fonda Untitled, 2021 Oil and paper on canvas
50.8 x 41 cm
Asia Art Center Contact Gallery
Thirteen Crying People in North Korea (2011) by Isaac Chong Wai contemporary artwork painting, sculpture
Isaac Chong Wai Thirteen Crying People in North Korea (2011), 2022 Serigraphy on fine art paper, framed by cable chain and metal bar
56.5 x 75.5 cm
Zilberman Gallery Enquire
Hard Frost by Norman Bluhm contemporary artwork painting
Norman Bluhm Hard Frost, 1975 Oil on canvas
32 x 116 inches
Miles McEnery Gallery Enquire
Planetenstaub neun neun (grün)  by Pipilotti Rist contemporary artwork painting, sculpture, moving image
Pipilotti Rist Planetenstaub neun neun (grün) <Planetary dust nine nine (green)>, 2022 Video installation, round flatscreen in spray painted metallic colour with a translucent handmade front hood
17 x 17 x 3.5 cm
Hauser & Wirth Enquire
Fox News, New York by Sean Hemmerle contemporary artwork photography, print
Sean Hemmerle Fox News, New York Digital chromogenic print
62 x 74 cm
Galerie Julian Sander Contact Gallery
핑크 빛 산맥에 기대어 뒤엉키는 것들2 by Woo Tae Kyung contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, print
Woo Tae Kyung 핑크 빛 산맥에 기대어 뒤엉키는 것들2, 2022 Oil and digital print on canvas
91 x 72.7 cm
Gallery Chosun Contact Gallery
Riverside Huts by Atsushi Yamamoto contemporary artwork moving image
Atsushi Yamamoto Riverside Huts, 2019–2022 UHD, 3 min, 58 sec
ShugoArts Contact Gallery
Pooch by Dominique Figarella contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, drawing
Dominique Figarella Pooch, 2008 Didigraphy, acrylic and pencil on paper
Galerie Anne Barrault Contact Gallery
Growth No. 1 by Wang Zhongjie contemporary artwork painting
Wang Zhongjie Growth No. 1, 2004 Acrylic on canvas
55 x 41 cm
Tang Contemporary Art Contact Gallery
Unfold : gaze by Dong-geun Lee contemporary artwork painting, works on paper, sculpture
Dong-geun Lee Unfold : gaze, 2022 Eco-foxy, resin, lacquer, acrylic paint, aluminum plate, bread string, electric wire, plaster bandage, plaster, bond, acrylic plate
110 x 100 cm
Space Willing N Dealing Contact Gallery
The Blue Studio by Matthew Stone contemporary artwork print
Matthew Stone The Blue Studio, 2022 Digital print on linen
160 x 270 cm
Unit London Contact Gallery
Happy Family by Kitti Narod contemporary artwork painting
Kitti Narod Happy Family, 2022 Acrylic on canvas
240 x 180 cm
Tang Contemporary Art 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.