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Untitled
Medium: Watercolour
Dimensions: 41x32 cm
Year created: 2006
Location: London
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Summary

Untitled Chris Ofili

Sophisticated, complex, intriguing, and fun, Ofili's work tackles many themes: love, gender, religion, death and race – and frequently display a consuming interest in racial stereotypes. These bright colourful portraits of black women with ornate jewellery and styled hair give visual cues that are associated with stereotypes of black women. He gives no clues about their location because he is depicting an image representing every black woman, rather than individual sitters.    

Biography

Chris Ofili

Chris rose to prominence as a Young British Artist and is recognised for work that reflects his Nigerian heritage. Born in Manchester in 1968, he studied at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. Chris went on to win the Turner Prize in both 1998 and 2003, and was selected to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale with his ambitious exhibition, Within Reach.