London-based multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori specialises in storytelling, fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to communicate new narratives in contemporary design. He began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics that surrounded him as a child.
His work is underpinned by the belief that art and design should be accessible to all. Humorous, provocative and playful, his projects demonstrate how design can bring together communities and have a positive impact on society, evoking a sense of joy and optimism.
Turner Contemporary appointed Yinka Ilori as Artist in Residence to create a public artwork in Kings Hill, a collaborative project working with students and staff from University for the Creative Arts (UCA). The artwork, Slices of Peace, will be launched this September.