yinka shonibare MBE ...and the wall fell away

28 September 2016 - 11 November 2016

Opening for Frieze week in October 2016, Yinka Shonibare MBE presents his sixth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery titled ‘...and the wall fell away'.

The show marks a pivotal moment in the artist's practice with the complete absence of the Dutch wax batik textiles for which he is known. Shonibare removes the fabric altogether and uses the batik designs in new forms; mural painting, bronze sculpture, screen prints on canvas...

yinka shonibare MBE - pop!

16 March 2013 - 20 April 2013
Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of new works by Yinka Shonibare, MBE.
This exhibition of all new works focuses on the corruption, excess and debauchery that have in part led to the current economic crisis. With characteristic wit and critique, Yinka Shonibare explores the contemporary worship of luxury goods and the behaviour of the banking industry while referencing well known iconography and art historical homage - most n...

yinka shonibare MBE - willy loman: the rise and fall

15 October 2009 - 20 November 2009
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Yinka Shonibare, MBE's fifth exhibition ‘Willy Loman: The Rise and Fall.'

"Theatricality is certainly a device in my work, it is a way of setting the stage...There is no obligation to truth in such a setting so you have the leeway to create fiction or to dream."
Shonibare in conversation with Anthony Downey. ‘Yinka Shonibare, MBE' Pub. MCA Sydney & Prestel New York (2008) p.41. ...

yinka shonibare, MBE: flower time

1 December 2006 - 13 January 2007
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present Flower Time, an exhibition of new work by British artist Yinka Shonibare, MBE. Flower Time is Shonibare's first major presentation of work in London in several years. The exhibition includes a new film, sculptural works and a large painting installation.

Over the past ten years Shonibare has gained critical acclaim for his work, which mines the rich history of societal and class self-identification ex...

yinka shonibare, MBE: play with me

29 November 2003 - 29 January 2004
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by British artist Yinka Shonibare.

Shonibare's paintings combine emulsion, acrylic, found objects and textiles and explore his interest in aesthetic and post-colonial issues. The textiles used in the works first became popular in West Africa after independence for being constructed as an "African" cloth. The fabric is, in fact, Indonesian-influenced, manufactured in Ho...

yinka shonibare

25 April 2001 - 26 May 2001
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present two new major works by British artist Yinka Shonibare: Dorian Gray, a large-scale photographic tableaux, at 12 Dolland Street in Vauxhall; and The Swing after Fragonard, a sculptural installation based on Jean-Honoré Fragonard's famous painting, at 25-28 Old Burlington Street.

Dorian Gray, Shonibare's latest photographic project, consists of twelve large-scale photographs and is based the 1945 screen adaptation of Oscar Wild...