Always at the centre of her own world, Tracey Emin has risen rapidly to a position of central prominence in the London art scene. Her Turner Prize show of 1999, which included her now famous soiled bed attracted all the attention, through it did not win the prize. She has made known her life, beliefs and feelings in the form of diaristic drawings, films, sculptures and written stories, in a manner full of compassion and wit as well as frustration and pain. Drawings remain at the heart of Emin's work, and over the last ten years she has produced a steady flow of monotype prints direct from her drawings. 'Dog Brains' has been selected from a collection of her most recent drawings and has the trademark Emin line - a hesitant, slightly blurred line suggesting a fragile immediacy of experience.
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.