Tracey Emin – You saved me

Tracey Emin, Nothing is Rea, Neon, 108 x 456 x 6 cm

You saved me will be a show of Embroideries and Neons, as well as Sculpture and Works on paper.Emin’s art is primarily expressionistic, a code for memories and emotions that can be frank and poetic, intimate and universal.

Using her own life experiences – and often her own body – as source material and inspiration for the works that range from painting, drawing, sewn appliqué, sculpture and neon text, she explores ideas of self-portraiture and narrative disclosure, both intimately bound up with her own personal life story. Emin unveils her hopes, humiliations, achievements and failures in a very direct and at times excoriating way that is both humorous and tragic.
Emin anecdotally recounts episodes from her youth during her years growing up in Margate, in a unique form of confessional art that has a non-voyeuristic intimacy, since her stories are neither tragic nor sentimental and often deeply resonate with their audience.

December 15 – February 02,  2013
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill -  1e via Orti D’Alibert, Rome

Tracey Emin, The Big Purple, 2006, Acrylic on canvas, 182.5 x 182.5 x 5.4 cm


Tracey Emin, I’m Still Here 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 152.7 x 152.7 cm


Tracey Emin, Pieta, Gouache on paper, 21 x 29.5 cm


Tracey Emin, Laying out Thinking of you, Gouache on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm


Tracey EminFloating, Gouache on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm