"La Méduse" (2008)

"La Méduse," 2008
Wood, foam, Plexiglas, Dutch wax printed cotton, and acrylic paint, 83 1/2 x 66 x 54 inches
Photo by Jason Mandella
© Yinka Shonibare MBE
Courtesy James Cohan Gallery, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London

"I always want to refer to the fact that my work is artificial; it is artifice. It is art, made as art; it is not unmediated reality. It is mediated reality through form, and form is artifice. What I really like in a work of art is for the formal strategy to be part of the meaning of the work."

-Yinka Shonibare MBE