"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."
"I couldn’t quite understand the hierarchy of race in this country and it is still somewhat of an alien concept to me because it’s not my natural disposition. It’s not the context I grew up in. I feel more like an observer
because of my African origin. But despite my background, within this context, race is still an issue. It’s one that’s difficult to ignore entirely."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE