"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"The dandy is a bit of a trickster, really, and gets away with things. That’s why I’ve used that metaphor in that work. I know that within Yoruba culture the trickster is a well-known figure, but that’s not something that I grew up knowing about. My trickster evolved out of my own personal trickiness!"
-Yinka Shonibare MBE