"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"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