"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"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