Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Clashing

In an abundance of clashing colors and patterns, Yinka Shonubare MBE's headless mannequins are screaming for attention, yelling tales about past and present cultural exchanges, whether they were wanted or not. Very strongly inspired by fashion and art's history, the installations successfully combine classicism and originality, violence and a humorous side (just notice the fans on the lady with pugs' dress...). And I just love how the titles complement his art pieces...











(If you are as curious as I am, you may wonder why there is an MBE after his name. On his website, I learnt that in 2004, he became a Member of the "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire", title he decided to add to his name)  

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