This suite of eight soft ground etchings traces the introspective, self-questioning and dark subject matter that often forms the backbone of Tracey Emin's work. The drawing style, with a much firmer line, takes her recent collaboration with Louise Bourgeois as a point of departure, but doesn't diminish the sense of fragility typically associated with Emin's drawings and prints.
Always at the centre of her own world, Tracey Emin uses all aspects of her life in her art, turning intimate autobiography into broader statements about sex, love, death, freedom and everyday life. Her work has taken the form of diaristic drawings, paintings, films, sculptures and written stories, all of which convey the same combination of frustration, pain, compassion and wit. Drawing and printmaking have remained key mediums for Emin, and over the last ten years she has produced a steady output of monotype prints direct from her drawings.