"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."
"My figures are of mixed race, neither white nor black, and they don’t have any facial features that identify them racially. A piece that comes to mind is Scramble for Africa (2003), which is based on a conference that was held in Berlin in 1884–85. The European countries came together to divide up Africa, to decide who would have which trading area."
-Yinka Shonibare MBE