"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."
"I was also thinking about the oil in Nigeria and the disasters there as a result of the greedy Western companies that have destroyed flora and fauna and left rivers full of oil gunk. It’s just too horrible, what the less fortunate people have to live with: the consequences of Western greed."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE