About the Artwork
In what is arguably the most iconic body of her work, Tracey Emin uses neon tube lighting to create luminous coloured enlargements of handwritten texts. Her neons often consist of fragmented sentences or phrases that seem like confessions pulled from her diary. This particular work reads like the beginning of a romantic or erotic story, a mood that is heightened by the deep pink colour. By speaking in the first person and addressing the viewer directly, the work encourages the audience to identify with Emin’s inner world of emotion and thereby come to terms with their own.
Tracey Emin, Your Lips Moved Across My Face, 2015, neon. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and White Cube
100 x 150 cm