28 January 2010

Chris Ofili at theTate

We were kindly invited to the Chris Ofili exhibition at the Tate Britain by Charlie Dark.

Showing for the first time in Britain the Tate brings you an in depth catalogue of over 45 pieces of work spanning from the mid 90s to present day.
Ofili quickly rose to fame early in his career as an artist who is most famous for his Elephant Dung paintings and being the first black painter to win the Turner price.
Now residing in Trinidad the exhibition takes you from a young black artist screaming for attention forged under the back drop of "cool Britannia" through an introspective blue period, then finally out the other side arriving at a cornucopia of colour and passion which is heavily influenced by his residence in Trinidad, the rhythm of the carnival is definitely in his most recent works!

PS. The after party was AMAZING, free cocktails, good tunes.....much fun and mischief was had by all!! LOL!!

Afro 2000

Chris Ofili’s The Upper Room which was especially designed by the architect David Adjaye in 2002 at the Victoria Miro Gallery

Iscariot Blues 2006

Douen's Dance 2007 inspired by Malick Sidibé 1963 photo Nuit de Noel

Good People

The man him self Chris Ofili

Charlie Dark

Caroline Issa Editor of Tank magazine and fashion designer Duro olowu

Artist Yinka Shonibare

Artist Lemi Ghariokwu view our blog on his exhibition of Fela Album artwork

David Adjaye Architect and Okwui Enwezor Curator and writer

Nicola and Roger Robinson. Check his new music King Midas Sound

Studio Pixie Grafic Designer and Twitter Family

Chris Ofili bootleg merchandise

Chris Ofili official

Black Nurse Network................. lol

After the show was the after party

Cocktails, Soca and Sweet mother kept Bnn Happy

Prince Nico Mbarga Sweet Mother

Red Plastic Bag Volcano


bobbie gardner said...

The exhibition was great, I did prefer the earlier works, the layering.

The after party pics are great! So inspiring to see so many top black professionals/creative representing!!

andrea said...

would have loved to been there!!!!! looks like a fantastic evening of culture, art and fun.

Afrika said...

The exhibition does look great. I see BNN likes cocktails and soca as much as I do ;-)