Paradise by Night (Rinse)
Edition of 40
Sheet size: 51 x 71 cm (20 x 28 in)
Signed by the artist & numbered on reverse
Published by InBetween, 2010
Paradise by Night, a portfolio of ten colour lithographs, was Ofili’s response to a group of young poets individually commissioned to speculate on the theme of a tropical paradise experienced in the hours of darkness. Following his move to Trinidad in 2005, Ofili’s work developed a more simplified colour palette and use of pared-down forms, exploring Trinidad’s landscape and mythology through flowing lines and intense colours. Harmonising spirituality, music, high art and folk art through a series of colour-saturated and stylised lithographs, each work appears as a hallucinatory vision arising from contemporary literature and history.