Art: Refugee Astronaut II 2016 by Yinka Shonibare

Meet Yina Shonibare, a super talented artist from London who uniquely incorporates ankara print fabrics in his artwork. Shonibare’s work explores issues of race and class through the media of painting, sculpture, photography and film. Shonibare questions the meaning of cultural and national definitions. His trademark material is the brightly coloured ‘African’ batik fabric he buys in London. I am a new fan and you will be seeing more of his work on All Things Ankara.

Art-Refugee Astronaut II 2016 by Yinka Shonibare


Fibreglass mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton textile, net, possessions, astronaut helmet, moon boots and steel baseplate

186 x 87 x 103 cm

© Yinka Shonibare MBE

Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York, Photographer: Stephen White

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