"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 trained as a painter—and I used to draw from the nude, like most people. But then I got really politicized and started to question why I had to do nudes and I started making work about perestroika. But the world was changing, the Cold War was coming to an end, and I didn’t know quite what the implications of that would be."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE