Because Of You I'm Here

Tracey Emin's Because Of You I'm Here is a digital neon artwork that addresses the tensions surrounding intimate relationships between dependency and independence, vulnerability and empowerment.

Her neons are the purest expression of the confessional aspect of her practice. Disarmingly honest, these poetic thoughts are at times confrontational, at times playful, but always thought provoking. With a sense of immediacy these raw statements peel back the inessential to uncover her inner most thoughts and feelings.

Emin makes work in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, film, photography, sewn appliqué, sculpture and neon text. Her art is primarily expressionistic, a cypher for memories and emotions that can be frank and direct, intimate and universal.

Emin produced Because Of You I'm Here exclusively for Sedition as part of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's 2017 benefit auction to raise funds and awareness in response to threats to the global ecosystem.


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