|Tracey Emin hearts Peninsula Hong Kong.|
Wednesday, 21st May 2014
Source : The Peninsula Hong Kong
One of the most highly respected artists of her generation, Tracey Emin, supported by international contemporary art gallery White Cube, joins forces with one of the world's most celebrated hotels, to unveil a groundbreaking installation that takes the form of a unique moving image animation based on one of Emin's neon artworks.
The work, My Heart is with You Always, was on show on the facade of The Peninsula's famous Tower nightly, from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am, from 8 to 18 May, in the run up to the second Art Basel Hong Kong, from 15 to 18 May 2014.
One of the world's renowned contemporary artists, and a leading light of the YBAs (young British artists) Emin has created a moving image based on one of her famous neon artworks, featuring her signature handwritten style. My Heart is with You Always was visible from across Victoria Harbour, creating a focal point along the city's already dramatic skyline.
The project follows on from Emin's highly acclaimed I Promise to Love You 2013, which lit up the billboards of New York's Times Square, with digitally rendered neon Valentine's messages. Tracey Emin uses her life events as inspiration for works that reveal her hopes, fears, failures and successes.
The neon artwork which the artist has transformed into a moving animation, My Heart is with You Always, is a beautiful example of this, suggestive of the opening line of a poem or the sign-off of a love letter, rendered in bright red and pink neon.