About Tracey Emin

 

British artist, Tracey Emin (b. 1963), works in film, painting, neon, embroidery, drawing, installation, and sculpture. Her work is intensely personal, revealing intimate details of her life. With brutal honesty and poetic humour, Emin herself states that her practice is essentially narcissistic, no matter how much she might think she is sharing her work with other people. Since 1995, Emin has produced neon artworks based on her own handwriting to express her inner thoughts, inspired by her childhood memories of the neon illuminations in the English seaside town of Margate.