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Siesta of the Soul



Artwork by Chris Ofili

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$ 610.00
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  • Composition: Paper
  • Dimensions: Height: 39.16 inches Width: 22.15 inches
  • Product code:58010025WR

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About the work
Siesta of the Soul, Chris Ofili. Pigment print on thick Somerset 300 gsm paper. Edition of 500. Signed and numbered by the artist. This work was produced exclusively for Tate.
About the artist
Chris Ofili came to prominence in the early 1990s with richly orchestrated paintings combining rippling dots of paint, drifts of glitter, collaged images and elephant dung - varnished, often studded with map pins and applied to the picture surface as well as supporting the canvas - a combination of physical elevation and symbolic link to the Earth. He won the Turner Prize in 1998 and over the past decade has exhibited in many international institutions. In 2003 he was selected to represent Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale, where he presented his ambitious exhibition Within Reach. In Ofili's work the rhythmic patterning of painterly and cultural elements - sacred and profane, personal and political, from high and low culture - plays on ideas of beauty while also carrying messages about black culture, history and exoticism. Born in Manchester in 1968 and educated at the Royal College of Art in London, Ofili now lives and works in Trinidad.
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