"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."
"My connection to tradition was sort of limited. I started to investigate what that would actually mean for me, for a contemporary, modern African. How could one be authentic? I started to look at the representation of the ideas of African art and at what things represented Africa. I came upon the fabrics."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE