Saturday, July 14, 2012

Chris Ofili's Welsh Etchings

Controversial Nigerian-British artist Chris Ofili is perhaps best known for incorporating elephant dung into his artworks. Less famed - and sans elephant poo - is his series of North Wales etchings completed in the autumn of 1996: Snowdon; Portmeirion; Portmadog; Castell Harlech; Llanbedr; Penrhydeudraeth; Twynitywod Morfa Harlech; Llanberis; Llwyn Hwlcyn; Blaenau Ffestiniog. You can view the complete set over at the Tate archive. The above etching on paper is Llanberis.

©Chris Ofili – Afroco and Victoria Miro Gallery.