The more of you the more I love you, 2016

Basel 2016
Xavier Hufkens
Installation
158.0 x 600.0 (cm)
62.2 x 236.2 (inch)
The more of you the more I love you is a largescale neon installation by British artist Tracey Emin. Since 1995, Emin has produced neon artworks based on her own handwriting to express her inner thoughts, in a confessional tone. Emin’s use of neon is inspired by her childhood memories of the neon illuminations in the English seaside town of Margate where she grew up. In her work, Emin harnesses the poignancy of emotionally wrought yet ambiguous sentences to reveal the universality of their message. She views these neon phrases as missives – snippets of moments, which could be read as thoughts of someone, or for someone. In 2013, a retrospective of Emin’s neon work at MOCA in North Miami, demonstrated the central importance neon holds in her practice.