"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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