"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for 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 There's a sort of historical content there.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