I hadn’t known that I would love the work of Etel Adnan; in fact, I hadn’t even heard of this Lebanese-born artist until I happened upon her show at the White Cube in Bermondsey, which was also showing a more well-known artist, Tracey Emin. Emin’s show, ‘The Last Great Adventure is You’, features gouache nudes and large-scale embroidered versions of these beautifully rendered, thoughtful paintings. Emin is an artist who weaves her personal life into her work and lays bare the painful and traumatic as well the joyful and the tender.
For more on Etal Adnan, see here.
White Cube, Bermondsey: Tracey Emin, 'The Last Great Adventure is You', and Etel Adnan, 'Inside the White Cube' 8 October - 16 November 2014