"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."
"Theatricality is central to my work. I use theatrical devices because I want people to enter a different world, a fantasy world. 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