Past exhibitions: Bridge over chaos (Spring 2016): LONELY CHAIR DRAWING I

Tracey EMIN (b. 1963)Lonely Chair drawing Igouache on paper101.5 x 137 cm (paper)110.5 x 150.5 x 5.1 cm (framed)EXHIBITEDTracey Emin - Egon Schiele, “Where I Want to Go{quote}, Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria from April 23 – September 19, 2015.LITERATUREKarol Winiarczyk, Tracy Emin | Egon Schiele. Where I Want To Go, Vienna, 2015, p. 110Tracey Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork.  She shares with Louise Bourgeois the use of art as therapy, and her work has been analyzed within the context of early adolescent and childhood abuse, as well as sexual assault.  At the age of 13 she suffered an unreported rape, and after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in 1989, she had two traumatic abortions, which led her to destroy all the art she had produced in graduate school.  She later described the period as {quote}emotional suicide.{quote} Using her own life experiences, Tracey Emin often reveals painful situations with brutal honesty and poetic humor. She uses art to make a story out of her own history and to break out of the prison of her negative experiences. By externalizing her past, she confronts it and thus transforms a personal experience into a shared one that touches the viewer, creating intimacy and universality. Emin works in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, embroidery, neon, and performance art.  Her latest foray into performance-art-as-therapy might be her recent marriage to a “beautiful, ancient stone” that lives under an olive tree in the garden of her studio in the south of France.  As reported in The Art Newspaper, when asked what this union meant, Emin replied:“It just means that at the moment I am not alone; somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it’s not going anywhere. It will be there, waiting for me.”
LONELY CHAIR DRAWING I, 2012

 

Tracey EMIN (b. 1963) 

Lonely Chair drawing I 

gouache on paper 

101.5 x 137 cm (paper) 

110.5 x 150.5 x 5.1 cm (framed) 

EXHIBITED 

Tracey Emin - Egon Schiele, “Where I Want to Go", Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria from April 23 – September 19, 2015. 

LITERATURE 

Karol Winiarczyk, Tracy Emin | Egon Schiele. Where I Want To Go, Vienna, 2015, p. 110 

Tracey Emin is known for her autobiographical and confessional artwork. She shares with Louise Bourgeois the use of art as therapy, and her work has been analyzed within the context of early adolescent and childhood abuse, as well as sexual assault. At the age of 13 she suffered an unreported rape, and after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art in 1989, she had two traumatic abortions, which led her to destroy all the art she had produced in graduate school. She later described the period as "emotional suicide."  

Using her own life experiences, Tracey Emin often reveals painful situations with brutal honesty and poetic humor. She uses art to make a story out of her own history and to break out of the prison of her negative experiences. By externalizing her past, she confronts it and thus transforms a personal experience into a shared one that touches the viewer, creating intimacy and universality. Emin works in many media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, embroidery, neon, and performance art. Her latest foray into performance-art-as-therapy might be her recent marriage to a “beautiful, ancient stone” that lives under an olive tree in the garden of her studio in the south of France. As reported in The Art Newspaper, when asked what this union meant, Emin replied: 

“It just means that at the moment I am not alone; somewhere on a hill facing the sea, there is a very beautiful ancient stone, and it’s not going anywhere. It will be there, waiting for me.”