"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."
"Theatricality is central to my work. I want people to enter a different world—a fantasy world—and, you know, for me, that's what art is. It's that world you can enter that's different from your regular, everyday world."
—Yinka Shonibare MBE