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Chris Ofili

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Chris Ofili

by Chris Ofili
oil on canvas, 1991
40 1/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. (1019 mm x 442 mm)
Purchased with help from Laura and Barry Townsley and Janet de Botton, 2008
Primary Collection
NPG 6835

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  • Chris Ofili (1968-), Artist. Sitter in 5 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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Self-portraiture is rare in Chris Ofili’s work. He typically employs collage, resin, glitter and multiple layers of paint to create images that take racial and sexual stereotypes as their subject matter. Made when Ofili was still a student at the Chelsea School of Art, this self-portrait is relatively traditional but the startlingly cropped composition draws attention to the artist’s single eye and the intensity of his self-scrutiny in the mirror.

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