"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 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