"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"The piece (Black Gold II 2006) is literally like a sort of oil splash on the wall, with black and gold painted onto the fabrics. I was just thinking about oil becoming a rare commodity—a source of wars because of its rarity. It’s just oil as black gold, but the explosive impact of oil on people’s lives can be traced back to oil."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE