Chris Ofili: to take and to give
Over the past two years Ofili has worked on a substantial suite of paintings and works on paper inspired by Ovid's Metamorphoses as part of Metamorphosis: Titian 2012, a unique collaboration between the National Gallery and The Royal Opera House. Working alongside choreographers and dancers from The Royal Ballet on sets and costumes for a new ballet Diana & Actaeon has been a revelation to the artist and has sparked a prodigious body of work. Victoria Miro presents a large scale new painting, drawings and works on paper from this Ovidian series.
A new limited edition print Study for Ovid-Windfall (2012) accompanies the exhibition. Further information here. A fully illustrated catalogue Chris Ofili Ovid - Diana & Actaeon, with text by Catherine Lampert is available to buy from Victoria Miro (it is complimentary when purchased with a print).
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