"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"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