In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Tracey Emin

Monday, June 13, 2016
In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Tracey Emin

Since 1995 Emin has produced neon artworks based on her own handwriting to express her inner thoughts in a confessional tone. Emin’s use of neon is inspired by her childhood memories of the neon illuminations in the English seaside town of Margate where she grew up.

In anticipation of Art Basel 2016: Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin at Art Basel Unlimited 2016, Basel, Switzerland, 13 June—19 June 2016

Tracey Emin presents "The more of you the more I love you" (2016), a new large scale neon installation.

Since 1995 Emin has produced neon artworks based on her own handwriting to express her inner thoughts in a confessional tone. Emin’s use of neon is inspired by her childhood memories of the neon illuminations in the English seaside town of Margate where she grew up.

In her work Emin harnesses the poignancy of emotionally wrought yet ambiguous sentences to reveal the universality of their message. She views these neon phrases as missives – snippets of moments, which could be read as thoughts of someone, or for someone.

In 2013 a retrospective of Emin’s neon work went on view at MOCA in North Miami, demonstrating the central importance neon holds in her practice.

'Tracey Emin: Art Basel Unlimited' 
Hall 1, Messe Basel, Messeplatz 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland

Tracey Emin ‘The more of you the more I love you’ (2016)
© Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Courtesy Lehmann Maupin, Xavier Hufkins, and White Cube.

Provided by White Cube.

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