"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."
"I want the formal strategy to be part of the meaning of the work. So, from using the textiles and the fabric and what that actually means. You know, they're not just textile. There's a sort of historical content there. It then becomes difficult to separate what something looks like and what it expresses."
—Yinka Shonibare MBE