I Loved My Innocence (2019)
Edition of 200
1 colour lithograph on Somerset Velvet Warm White 400gsm. Produced by Counter Studio, Margate.
76 x 60 cm (29.9 x 23.6 in)
Signed, numbered and dated by the artist
'I Love My Innocence' was made at the new Counter Studios in Tracey Emin's hometown of Margate, Kent and was inspired by the theme of 'childhood'. This new lithograph is closely linked to her recent paintings in which Emin articulates the joy and suffering that is intrinsic to human existence. There is an uninhibited energy to Emin's new works, as she powerfully inscribes emotional turmoil through a freer yet assertive form of gestural figuration. Focusing on her own body as a conduit for her feelings, she connects with a history of expressive figuration in art, from the moving realism of Käthe Kollwitz to the modernist angst of Edvard Munch or the heightened sexuality of Egon Schiele's female subjects. Emin's 'game-changing' solo show 'A Fortnight of Tears' at London's White Cube gallery received widespread critical acclaim earlier this year. Emin's current solo exhibition 'An Insane Desire for You' runs at Art Projects Ibiza until 1st October 2019. Whilst, her major exhibition 'The Fear of Loving' at Musée d'Orsay, Paris runs until 29th September 2019 in which the British artist selected drawings from the museum's collection, rarely presented to the public, bringing them into dialogue with her own works.