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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:

Jun, 2016 Two Palms
Contemporary Fine Arts
Jun, 2016 Making & Unmaking
Camden Arts Centre
Apr, 2016 Recent Acquisitions
Bill Hodges Gallery
Mar, 2016 Imprint 93
Whitechapel Gallery
Oct, 2015 Forces in Nature
Victoria Miro Gallery
Jul, 2015 826NYC Exhibition & Auction
David Zwirner- 533 W. 19th
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