Thursday, 2 January 2014

Another new header picture - Yinka Shonibare

My latest header picture shows Fabric-Ation, a work by British Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare, in the formal garden of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park last year.

Born in London in 1962, Yinka Shonibare moved to Nigeria when he was three, later returning to the UK to be an art student. He graduated from Goldsmiths in the 1990's. His colourful, witty sculptures and installations comment particularly on the history and effects of colonialism and post-colonialism.

"His work shrewdly explores and confounds stereotypes of race and class, engaging with ideas around identity and authenticity as well as dislocation, multiculturalism, global food production and revolution, often addressed through playful conceits." YSP website -

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