10 Facts about Chris Ofili

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015. | Arts

Get the interesting Facts about Chris Ofili in the below post. Ofili was born on October 1968. The painting made by Ofili is very unique for the elephant dung is incorporated in the paintings. This English painter gets the Turner Prize. He was appointed as one of the Young British Artists. Let’s find outer interesting facts about Ofili by reading the below post:

Facts about Chris Ofili 1: parents

May and Michael Ofili are the parents of Chris Ofili.  His place of birth was in Manchester. His father returned to Norwegia, and left the family. At that time, Ofili was only 11 years old.

Facts about Chris Ofili 2: the education

Ofili went to St. Pius X High School for Boys. Then he continued his education in Victoria Park, Manchester at Xaverian College. Then he went to Greater Manchester to study at Tameside College to complete the foundation course in art. In 1988 until 1991, he was educated at Chelsea School of Art. In 1991 until 1993, he was enrolled at Royal College.

Facts about Chris Ofili

Facts about Chris Ofili

Facts about Chris Ofili 3: the personal life

Ofili and Tomma Abts had a personal relationship. She was his fellow artist.

Facts about Chris Ofili 4: scholarship

Ofili was able to study at Universität der Künste Berlin for he had an exchange scholarship for one year in the fall of 1992.

Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

Facts about Chris Ofili 5: Trinidad

In 2000, Ofili went to Trinidad. The international art trust invited him to come to Port of Spain to attend a painting workshop. In 2005, he decided to live and work in Trinidad permanently. Find facts about Chris Gilmour here.

Facts about Chris Ofili 6: Roba

Roba is the name of his wife. Both of them married in 2002. She was a former singer of Attica Blues. It was a trip-hop band.

Chris Ofili Pic

Chris Ofili Pic

Facts about Chris Ofili 7: a studio

If you are interested to know the studio of Ofili, you can come to Lady Chancellor Road. You just have to spend 10 minutes to reach the studio from the downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Facts about Chris Ofili 8: the influence

There were various artists who influenced the early works of Ofili. Those were George Condo, Philip Guston, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Georg Baselitz. Find facts about Cas Holmes here.

Chris Ofili Painting

Chris Ofili Painting

Facts about Chris Ofili 9: Roberta Smith

Roberta Smith was the famous art critic. He stated that the works of Ofili shared similarities with other painters like Ellen Gallagher, Robert Colescott and Kerry James Marshall in 2014.

Facts about Chris Ofili 10: the solo exhibitions

There are various solo exhibitions that he has done. The exhibitions can be seen at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York (2005), Kestnergesellschaft, Hanover (2006), Serpentine Gallery, London (1998), and Arts Club of Chicago (2010).

Chris Ofili Facts

Chris Ofili Facts

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