"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 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