Chris Ofili Untitled 1998

Artwork details

Artist
Chris Ofili born 1968
Title
Untitled
Date 1998
Medium 30 works on paper, watercolour and graphite
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Victoria Miro and the artist 1999
Reference
T07503
Not on display

Display caption

Ofili’s attention to the sensuous qualities of painting is evident in his use of watercolour in these thirty small-scale portraits. Shown in frontal or profile views, the women are presented as archetypes, highlighting the diversity of black identity. Each portrait is subtly different, celebrating the Afro-hairstyles and colourful clothes of the women.

September 2004

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