Chris Ofili is one of the rising stars of British art,
and his paintings are amongst the most talked about works
on the British art scene. In 1998, he won the Turner Prize,
and is currently the most famous and successful black British
visual artist. His work is controversial because he attaches
to the surface of nearly all his pieces pats of elephant
Born in Manchester of Nigerian parents, Chris studied painting
at the Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art.
He has had solo exhibitions in New York, London and Berlin.
His works adorn the walls of a variety of galleries and
are sold at Christies for more than £10,000 a piece.
For all his achievements, Chris says all he is looking for
'is to have fun'.