Yinka’s work is breathtaking and we hope it will be a source of inspiration to it viewers.
Wind Sculpture VI’ forms part of a series of important large-scale works that marked a new departure for Yinka Shonibare MBE (RA) by working in fibre-glass and steel. Using these materials, Shonibare investigates the shifting movement of wind passing through fabric. In these grand sculptures, the artist encapsulates the sheer volume of wind three-dimensionally with exquisite dynamism.
This work was first shown in 2014 as part of Cannonball Paradise at Gerisch Stiftung, Neumünster, Germany. In 2014, a unique edition of the series was installed permanently on public display at Howick Place, Victoria, London. In 2013, two editions of the work were exhibited at Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of Shonibare’s major survey retrospective and illustrated on the front cover of the catalogue.
These important large-scale work follow Shonibare’s hugely successful public sculptures Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle in Trafalgar Square and Globe Head Ballerina outside The Royal Opera House, London.