Rincon Falls - Red Light, 2008 - Chris Ofili

About the Work

About Rincon Falls - Red Light

When Trinidad-based artist Chris Ofili created this engaging print, he took for his inspiration the eponymous island waterfall. Ofili rendered Rincon Falls - Red Light, as well as the series to which it belongs, via an idiosyncratic process that involved combining ...

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When Trinidad-based artist Chris Ofili created this engaging print, he took for his inspiration the eponymous island waterfall. Ofili rendered Rincon Falls - Red Light, as well as the series to which it belongs, via an idiosyncratic process that involved combining source material (often the photographs and videos he took while hiking in Trinidad) with his personal memories. The end effect is dreamlike; in this case, a red, watery figure appears at the bottom of the falls, which pours forth from dramatic purple-toned rocks. 

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About the Artist

About Chris Ofili

A leading member of the YBA (Young British Artists) group that gained notoriety in the late 1990s through their use of provocative forms and diverse ...Read More
A leading member of the YBA (Young British Artists) group that gained notoriety in the late 1990s through their use of provocative forms and diverse materials, Ofili creates paintings and collages which tackle themes around sexual and racial stereotypes, love, gender, and mortality.

His paintings often incorporate collage and three-dimensional elements and are monumental in scale. One of his paintings, The Holy Virgin Mary, which combined an image of the Virgin with porn clippings and elephant dung, generated widespread controversy and a rebuke from then-New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. At the time, the work was showing at the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. Giuliani's attempt to punish the Brooklyn Museum by withholding city funds ultimately failed but not before generating widespread media attention and global visibility for Ofili and the other artists represented.Read Less

Rincon Falls - Red Light, 2008

Chris Ofili

Print
Size Price
32.50" x 22.75" $2,000
Edition of 20

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Color spit bite aquatint with drypoint.

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