Yinka Shonibare RA

I went to hear Yinka Shonibare discuss the new exhibition of his work with Duro Olowu at the Stephen Friedman Gallery just along the road from his Royal Academy wrap.   He did so extraordinarily knowledgeably and thoughtfully – about the influence of postmodern theory, the need to preserve time in his life for looking at the sky (he only works at his studio three afternoons a week), his interest in pattern and fabric, and his knowledge of, and interest in, different languages, including yoruba:-

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  1. Joan says:

    His collaborations with the costumier Dee Sheehan which were on display at the William Morris gallery last year were really special. The combination of choice of fabric and the execution of fantastically precise seams and binding were a joy to behold. As someone who spends a lot of time on a sewing machine I know what work goes in to achieving this.

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