Can Not Go On Alone
Monotype, 1/1, signed and dated 1997
Emins work has an immediacy and often sexually provocative attitude that firmly locates her ouvre within the tradition of feminist discourse. By re-appropriating conventional handicraft techniques – or ‘womens work” – for radical intentions, Emin’s work resonates with the feminist tenets of the “personal as political”. Her interest in the work of Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele particularly inform Emin’s monoprints and drawings, which explore complex personal states of mind and ideas of self-representation through manifestly expressionist styles and themes.