Artist of the Day- Yinka Shonibare(click on image to see more)

This black British artist uses his work to comment on what he calls a cultural construct. He uses ‘African’ fabric and says that it represents that ‘construct’ …really there’s no such thing as African fabric. I do like these pieces…and I think they are quite beautiful, even if you don’t have any background information. Sometimes there’s a direct reference to a work of art. In others there’s a feeling of colonialism. Figures dressed in costumes from the 18th century. But…then in outrageous colors and patterns. Playful, surreal