Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili is known for vibrant works that merge figuration and dreamlike abstraction. The artist creates a variety of textures in his works by layering paint with various collaged materials, such as: glitter, resin, magazine cut-outs and elephant dung. Ofili's work examines the historical and contemporary Black experience, referencing Blaxploitation films, Nigerian cave paintings, political figures, religion and more. Since moving to Trinidad in 2005, Ofili has drawn inspiration from the island nation’s lush landscapes and local traditions, including its music and mystic folklore.