“My work and the way that I work comes out of experimentation, but it also comes out of a love of painting, a love affair with painting.” – Chris Ofili quoted in “1998 Turner Prize goes to Ofili”, Dan Glaister, The Guardian, 2 December 1998.
“I’m trying to make paintings that make you hear them, rather than see them. So actually, you’re looking at music. So it will teach your eyes to hear, and your ears to see.” – Chris Ofili quoted in “Deep Shit”, Parkett, no. 58, 2000.
“I like the cut-and-paste attitude of hip-hop. You can often hear where one join ends and another begins, which is something I try to make apparent in my work, so you can see how things are made” – Chris Ofili quoted in Art Now Vol. 2, Uta Grosenick, 2005.