Chris Ofili retrospective at TATE BRITAIN
As part of the Bring the Noise events at Tate Britain, INSA was invited to produce a piece of work in response to Chris Ofili’s retrospective exhibition.
INSA produced two new works: a piece entitled’ Only God and You Can Judge Me (Jumbo Edition)’ and a pair of 10” platform high heels made from elephant dung, entitled ‘Anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes….’
To produce the heels, INSA retraced the footsteps Chris Ofili made over 15 years ago and sourced dung from the same family of elephants that produced the dung used in Chris’s infamous paintings of the nineties. Using similar techniques and materials; beading, resin and painting, INSA pays homage to the style and significance of Ofili’s early work.
As a nod to their shared influences, INSA‘s work is entitled Anything goes when it comes to (s)hoes… a play on a lyric from the classic Big Daddy Kane track Pimpin Ain’t Easy, which is referenced in numerous Chris Ofili paintings.