Chris Ofili: Understanding His Uncommon Materials and Influences

KatherineArtist Spotlight, Contemporary / Modern ArtLeave a Comment

At the heart of Chris Ofili’s works is the expression of identity.  Ofili draws from numerous sources for inspiration. Jazz music, William Blake, hip hop, the Bible, and Zimbabwean cave drawings all mingle in Ofili’s paintings. He also employs racial stereotypes as commentary. Blaxploitation films and other such imagery are used as a way to explore black identity and culture. … Read More