"Art making is a form of alchemy, in a way, because you are trying…to make gold from nothing. When it works very well is when you manage to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary."
"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