“Ofili makes paintings that will not let us be. For more than two decades, the work of this British artist has dazzled and
discomfited, seduced and unsettled, gliding effortlessly between high and low, among cultures, ricocheting off different racial stereotypes and religious beliefs.
His paintings mesmerize, whether with their opulent dotted surfaces or bawdy eroticism, their perfumed colors or their riffs on established masterpieces.” Says Roberta Smith of The New York Times.
“His work operates on multiple registers … it is as much about form as it is about vision and visuality, about presence and experience … [it] demands constantly that we as viewers reconsider anew that painting has multiple traditions and that the canons of art are yet to be foreclosed.” Says Okwui Enwezor.
Chris Ofili’s first major museum survey in the United States was organized by the New Museum in New York. „For more than two decades,“ Roberta Smith wrote in her review for The New York Times, „the work of this British artist has dazzled and discomfited, seduced and unsettled, gliding effortlessly between high and low, among cultures, ricocheting off different racial stereotypes and religious beliefs.“
„Paradise Lost“ features paintings and drawings following Ofili’s previous exhibition at David Zwirner Gallery in 2014. It includes recent paintings featuring vibrant characters, elements of landscape, and mythical references.
All images © the gallery and the artist(s)
through 21 October 2017
David Zwirner Gallery
ART & DESIGN FAIRS
ART BASEL 13 JUN/ 16 JUN
FRIEZE LONDON 03 OCT/ 06 OCT
FIAC PARIS17 OCT/ 20 OCT
PARIS PHOTO 07 NOV/ 10 NOV
SCOPE MIAMI 03 DEC/ 08 DEC
DESIGN MIAMI 04 DEC/ 08 DEC
ART BASEL MIAMI 05 DEC/ 08 DEC