Purple Art

[January 28 2015]

Chris Ofili “Night and Day” at the New Museum, New York

Chris Ofili Night and Day spans the artist’s influential career, encompassing his paintings, drawings, and sculptures. Over the past two decades, Ofili’s practice has become identified with vibrant and meticulously executed artworks that meld figuration, abstraction, and decoration. The artist’s diverse oeuvre has taken imagery and inspiration from such disparate, history-spanning sources as the Bible, hip-hop music, Zimbabwean cave paintings, Blaxploitation films, and the works of William Blake. As the title of the exhibition suggests, Ofili’s practice has undergone constant changes, moving from boldly expressive to deeply introspective across an experimental and prodigious body of work.

The exhibition is curated by Massimiliano GioniGary Carrion-Murayari, and Margot Norton. All artworks © Chris Ofili. The exhibition runs until February 1st 2015. Photo Elise Gallant

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