"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"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