"In the paintings where it's there—the tenderness—I work for it. I'm not afraid of it. If I could put my bleeding heart in there, I would."
"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 There's a sort of historical content there.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