Tracey Emin – You saved me
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