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‘The Kiss’, 2020. © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2020. © White Cube (Theo Christelis)

Tracey Emin’s first-ever online exhibition features work made in isolation

‘I Thrive on Solitude’ showcases a selection of writing and paintings made in Emin’s home in London

Tracey Emin is putting on her first-ever online exhibition, featuring a series of intimate new paintings made in her London home during the UK’s recent months in lockdown.⁣

Called I Thrive on Solitude, the online exhibition can be accessed on the White Cube’s website, and includes self-portraits and still life drawings of domestic objects such as chairs or beds, as well as some of Emin’s written reflections on solitude.

According to a press release, the works point to the “sanctuary of the domestic realm”, giving an insight into Emin’s home life in London, which she describes as a “transference of emotions and place”.

Back in March, Emin took over the White Cube’s Instagram account to share a daily account of her life in lockdown. Much like Emin’s previous work, which is intensely personal and usually reflects the artist’s inner world, the seven-part diary gives us an insight into her daily life and changing moods.

Check out the online exhibition here.