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Chris Ofili

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Manchester, England

Birth year


Chris Ofili is a British painter noted for artworks referencing aspects of his Nigerian heritage. He is one of the Young British Artists. He is a Turner Prize winner and his work has been a source of controversy.

In 1992 he traveled to Zimbabwe where he studied cave paintings which had some effect on his style. Ofili's painting also references blaxploitation films and gangsta rap often to question racial and sexual stereotypes in a humorous way. His work is often built up in layers of paint, resin, glitter, dung (mainly elephant) and other materials to create a collage.

Recent Exhibits

Chris Ofili participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2014 Night and Day
New Museum
Oct, 2014 When Shadows Were Shortest
New Museum
Sep, 2014 The Nakeds
Drawing Room
Contemporary Fine Arts
Apr, 2014 Nature Study: A Group Exhibition
Crown Point Press
Feb, 2014 The Artists Folio: as a Site of Inquiry
Cartwright Hall Art Gallery
Click here to see all exhibits for Chris Ofili
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