Tracey will display her most thought provoking artworks which include needlework, drawings, videos, photographs and paintings. Tracey Emin celebrates love, sexuality and womanhood through her work. She depicts herself and all experiences with naked candidness. She invites viewers to be voyeur of her own personal and intimate moments.
Often branded as pornographic, her art is more about exploring her own female sexuality which she suffers and also celebrates. She exhibits her own nude photographs and drawings and this collection includes a woman lying on the back masturbating. There can’t be better depiction of love, sex and loss. Her art reflects her own personal experiences regarding love and sex which have been mixed.
It is not surprising that her bold art which is all about herself and her experiences is not often received well in conservative circles. But it doesn’t really deter Tracey Emin from focusing primarily on herself. She was sexually abused as a child, she had many men and lovers in her life before finding true love, and she went through abortions and now has no children. She is a woman who has lived and explored her own sexuality completely. In her own words, “I know I’m a sociopath, but I want to use it for good things.”
Tracey Emin was born in 1963 in London. She pursued art studies at Maidstone College of Art and Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited her work all over the world and has represented Britain at 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 and been named Royal Academician and has also received honorary doctorate from Royal College of Art and many other degrees.
It is indeed rare to see a modern urban woman artist upholding and celebrating her own sexuality, desire and womanhood and all the pains, suffering love and longing brings without any inhibitions. Tracey Emin work goes beyond sexuality and feminism.