Poetic Misery in Lights

Elena Soboleva
Jan 28, 2013 7:14PM
I don't believe in love but I believe in you, 2012
White Cube

Tracey Emin's neon signs are scribbles of poetic misery - often sexually confrontational, revealing personal failures of love and past relationships. 

The emotionally charged quotes, which seem to belong on margins of an angst-ridden schoolbook,  represent a paragon of contemporary British art.  A neon reading "More Passion" was installed in Number 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the British Prime Minister David Cameron in 2011, attesting to the popularity of Emin's work and its irresistible charm.

Elena Soboleva