Chris Ofili

Study for Ovid-Windfall, 2012

£600

Giclée on paper
48.5 x 31.5 cm

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About the artwork

Special thanks to the artist and Victoria Miro, London. 

In Chris Ofili’s work painterly and cultural elements – both sacred and profane, personal and political, from high art and popular culture – come together to play on ideas of beauty while carrying messages about black culture, history and exoticism. 

About the artist

Chris Ofili (b.1968 in Manchester, UK) lives and works in Trinidad. Selected solo exhibitions: Chris Ofili: Night & Day, The New Museum, New York, travelling to Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2015); To take and to give, Victoria Miro, London (2012); Afrotranslinear, The Arts Club of Chicago, Illinois (2010); Chris Ofili, Tate Britain, London (2010); Afro Margin, David Zwirner Gallery, New York (2009); Devil’s Pie, David Zwirner Gallery, New York (2007);  The Blue Rider Extended Remix, Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2006); The Upper Room, Tate Britain, London (2005); The Blue Rider, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin (2005); Afro Muses, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005); Within Reach, British Pavilion, Venice Biennale (2003).

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.