Inspiration: Yinka Shonibare
If you haven’t heard of Yinka Shonibare, here is your opportunity to briefly read up on him, and quickly do a search about all of his work, thoughts, and what he is about. Yinka, who was born in London in 1962, moved to Lagos, Nigeria (West Africa) when he was three years old. He studied at the Byam Shaw School of Art, London in 1984-9 and completed a BA at Goldsmiths College, London in 1991.What I admire most about him is the fact that he truly considers himself bi-cultural, he stays grounded and true to his culture as you can see by his use of the ankara fabric and more importantly, how he strives to open up debate about the social, cultural and political issues that shape our histories and construct identity. Yinka, who currently lives in London, has gained international attention by exploring issues or race and class through a range of media that includes sculpture, paintind, photography, and installation art. His work addresses a vast of cultural and historical issues.
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