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Chris Ofili

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Confession (grey rainbow), 2006 Oil and Charcoal on Canvas 23 5/8 X 15 3/4 in © Courtesy of David Zwirner New York
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Annunciation, 2006 Bronze 87 X 39 X 45 in © Courtesy of David Zwirner New York
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Rincon Falls-Grey Bathers, 2008 Color Spit Bite Aquatint With Drypoint Image Size: 23-1/2 X 14-3/4,paper Size: 32-1/2 X 22-3/4 © Chris Ofili
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© Courtesy of the artist & David Zwirner
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Rincon Falls-Grey Bathers © Crown Point Press
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Afro Margin , published by Radius Books
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Afro Margin Four, 2004 Pencil on Paper 40.16 X 26.46 Inches, 102 X 67.2 Cm © Chris Ofili/Afroco and David Zwirner, New York
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Afro Margin Four, 2004 Pencil on Paper 40.16 X 26.46 Inches, 102 X 67.2 Cm © Chris Ofili/Afroco and David Zwirner, New York
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Monkey Magic - Sex, Money and Drugs, 1999 Acrylic, Collage, Glitter, Resin, Pencil, Map Pins, and Elephant Dung on Canvas 96 X 72 In. © The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, purchased with funds provided by The Broad Art Foundation photo by Brian Forrest
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Blossom, 1997 © Chris Ofili Courtesy Contemporary Fine Arts, Berli
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For the Unkown Runner © London 2012
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Victoria Miro Gallery
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Afronirvana, 2002 Oil, Acrylic, Polyester Resin, Aluminum Foil, Glitter, Map Pins, and Elephant Dung on Canvas 108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 Cm) © Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London
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Diana and Actaeon, 2012 © Photo: Norrington Nigel/ArenaPAL
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© Courtesy of the Artist and Aspen Art Museum
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Manchester, England
Birth year
1968
Statement

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.

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