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Chris Ofili

(1968-), Artist

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
British-born artist Ofili studied at Chelsea School of Art and Royal College of Art. His art was included in Whitworth Young Contemporaries and NPG's BP Portrait Award and represented in the Royal Academy's Sensation exhibition (1997). Ofili won the Turner prize in 1998 and went on to win a British Council Travel Scholarship to Zimbabwe which led to his use of elephant dung, which supports and adds texture to his paintings. He employs collage, resin, glitter and multiple layers of paint to create images that often refer to his Nigerian heritage and black experience. His works often takes racial and sexual stereotypes as their subject matter and comment on ugliness, conventional beauty and identity with diverse references to popular culture and African art.

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Chris Ofili, by Chris Ofili - NPG 6835

Chris Ofili

by Chris Ofili
oil on canvas, 1991
NPG 6835

Chris Ofili, by Johnnie Shand Kydd - NPG x87397

Chris Ofili

by Johnnie Shand Kydd
bromide fibre print, 15 April 1997
NPG x87397

Chris Ofili, by Gautier Deblonde - NPG x87709

Chris Ofili

by Gautier Deblonde
bromide fibre print, 1998
NPG x87709

Chris Ofili, by Stephen Gill - NPG x88378

Chris Ofili

by Stephen Gill
bromide print, 27 September 1999
NPG x88378

Chris Ofili, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x131780

Chris Ofili

by Eamonn McCabe
C-type colour print, 2002
NPG x131780


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