No Surrender by Tracey Emin (2019)
A four colour lithographic print on Somerset Velvert Warm White 400gsm in an edition of 75. Produced by Counter Studios, Margate. 86 x 69 cm (33.9 x 27.2 in), Signed, numbered, and dated by the artist. Framed in a limed waxed wood frame.
'No Surrender' is the first print made by Tracey Emin at the new Counter Studios in her hometown of Margate, Kent.
The lithograph is closely linked to her recent paintings, in which Tracey Emin articulates the joy and suffering that is intrinsic to human existence, from the often fraught territory of sexual relationships, to the physical trauma of abortion, and the recent passing of her mother.
There is an uninhibited energy to Tracey Emin's new works, as she powerfully inscribes emotional turmoil through a freer yet assertive form of gestural figuration. Focusing on her own body as a conduit for her feelings, she connects with a history of expressive figuration in art, from the moving realism of Käthe Kollwitz to the modernist angst of Edvard Munch or the heightened sexuality of Egon Schiele’s female subjects.
Tracey Emin's 'game-changing' solo show 'A Fortnight of Tears' at London's White Cube gallery received widespread critical acclaim earlier in 2019.