Yinka Shonibare and India Mahdavi bring “a warm feel of Africa” to London restaurant Sketch

British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare and architect India Mahdavi have redesigned the Gallery dining room at London venue Sketch, adding site-specific artworks, warm golden colours and textured materials to its interior.

The project, which is the latest in a string of artist collaborations from Sketch, features a series of 15 artworks by Shonibare dubbed Modern Magic. These were designed specifically for the space.

The Gallery at Sketch is now covered in warm yellow hues

Mahdavi incorporated sunshine-yellow and golden colours to the interior alongside textured materials informed by Shonibare’s installation, including a copper skin on one of the walls.

“Yinka’s artwork was a real inspiration and enticed me to work differently,”

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