Monday, April 19, 2010

Chris Ofili - Take Two

I saw the Chris Ofili show at Tate Britain for the second time today. The first time I found it quite disappointing - I knew all the early stuff and it didn't look as interesting as when I first saw it and the new work just looked terrible. This time I was a little more prepared for the new paintings and I found them slightly more interesting. Now I'm not in front of them I can't quite remember what it was that I liked - the colour maybe or the brushiness of the surface. But... they are still not interesting enough - they need  something - maybe he should re examine the collage, map pins and resin (but definitely not the elephant dung).


Anonymous said...

like the photo

Cathy said...

I can see that you would like the photo - I found it on the Tate site - you should have a look they have lots of them

CAP said...

I liked the elephant dung. Although I didn't know it was elephant dung until someone told me afterwards. I forget what I thought it was, mud or something.

But you're right, stripped of the collage elements, Chris looks a bit empty.