chris ofili retrospective tate modern chris ofili retrospective tate modern
feb 16, 2010

chris ofili retrospective tate modern

chris ofili retrospective tate modernblossom, 1997, private collection, image © Chris Ofili

 

tate britain is currently hosting a retrospective on carribean artist chris ofili in london. the exhibition highlights the chronological work from the last 20 years with some of  ofili’s trademark paintings such as ‘no woman, no cry’ and ‘adroddizia’. showcasing his evolution as an artist, the show also includes some of his recent work which seem to take a hugely different approach to his previous style. staple marks such as adornments, patterns, dung attachments and props as seen in his earlier paintings, are exchanged for a much more subdued painting style.

the restrospective is currently on display at tate britain in london until may 16, 2010.

 

chris ofili inside his studio during the installation of the tate retrospective

 

afrodizzia (second version), 1996 image courtesy victoria miro gallery, london

 

the raising of lazarus, 2007 image courtesy david zwirner

 

third eye vision, 1999, image courtesy of walker art center

 

blue riders, 2006, image courtesy contemporary fine arts image © jochen littkemann

 

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