This artist is probably a household name…. but I have just discovered him so am excited. My friend had a postcard of a printed bird up on the wall, which I took a shine to…. She explained that it was by the artist “Yinka Shonibare” and I swiftly checked his back-catalogue on a google image search. He prints african style textiles and then uses them to make historic costumes or in photo shoots and installations. His work is the period-perfect, slightly off the wall debauchery of a Hogarth etching mixed with a Sunday morning in Elephant and Castle. I much approve and will be following him closely.
For more go to Yinka’s website at – http://www.yinkashonibarembe.com/