Chris Ofili

Untitled

1998

Medium
30 works on paper, watercolour and graphite
Dimensions
None
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by Victoria Miro and the artist 1999
Reference
T07503

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.

Gallery label, September 2004

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