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Chris Ofili

 (born 1968)
Chris (Christopher) Ofili is active/lives in Trinidad and Tobago, England.  Chris Ofili is known for mixed media mod Nigerian figure painting.

Self Portrait with Sister and Bike

Biography   Chris Ofili


Chris Ofili was born October 10, 1968 in Manchester.  He had a Catholic school education attending St. Pius X High School for Boys, and then Xaverian College in Victoria Park, Manchester.  Ofili completed a foundation course in art at Tameside College in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester and studied in London, at the Chelsea School of Art from 1988 to 1991 and at the Royal College of Art from 1991 to 1993.

Ofili's painting also reference blaxploitation films and gangsta rap, seeking 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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