oh how i love his work...

 

While I don't lend much credence to magazine lists, I was impressed with Times top 100. Mostly because if felt deserved and unexpected. Specifically I am stoked to see the inclusion of painter Chris Ofili.

Ofili physically creates all of his own work and lives a life of anonymity in Trinidad.  This is a huge contrast to much of the mid to later career "Art" which employee many assistants and artisans to actually complete the paintings or sculptures

There is a dichotomy to his work as it is figurative and abstracted, painting and mixed-media; he blends all of these elements to create incredibly complex physical explorations of sexuality, hip-hop culture as well as a commentary on the continuation of systematic social injustice.

I absolutely adore his work and bravo to the New Museum for one of the best exhibits I have seen.

check this out

really enjoyed seeing martha cooper's photographs at the museum of the city of new york.  some really amazing documentation of 80s and 90s hip hop music and culture


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