Chris Ofili



Chris Ofili (b. 1968), a member of the Young British Artists, is renowned for his vibrant, multi-layered works that celebrate Afrocentrism through both figurative and abstract approaches using both contemporary and historical lenses.

Ofili’s oeuvre is rich with kaleidoscopic compositions realized through unconventional mediums such as beads, glitter, map pins, and most notoriously, elephant dung.

His works blur the line between abstraction and figuration, often including obscured imagery, intricate symbolism, and diverse cultural references that contribute to a larger narrative.

In 2005, Ofili followed his friend and contemporary Peter Doig and relocated his life and practice to Trinidad and Tobago. The move played a significant role in his artistic trajectory, as he began integrating spiritual, mythological, cultural, and aesthetic influences from Caribbean life throughout his body of work.

"Rincon Falls-Black Leaf", which recalls the Trinidadian waterfall of the same name, is an excellent output from the second chapter of the artist's career. While Ofili references a specific landscape, he renders it in a manner that is almost entirely abstract.

The work, part of an extremely rare small edition, features bold botanical forms cascading down the center of the sheet, revealing diaphanous shades of lime green, fuchsia, canary yellow, and sky blue flowing beneath. Geometric contours frame the work, hosting an intricate celestial pattern that emboldens the kinetic energy in this composition.

Ofili was the recipient of the Turner Prize in 1998. His work is celebrated in public collections across the globe including the Tate (London), Studio Museum Harlem (New York), and the San Fransisco Museum of art.

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"Rincon Falls-Black Leaf"


Color spit bite and sugar lift aquatints with drypoint

Signed, titled, dated, and numbered by the artist

From an edition of 20

32.5"H 22.75"W 


Very good condition

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