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.