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The artist who will design the statues for the Brit Awards 2015 winners is Tracey Emin. “I was thrilled to be asked to rework the Brits trophy,” Emin reported. “It’s so nice as a visual artist to have an involvement with the creative side of the music industry and it’s such a sweet celebration of the amazing talent we have in Britain today”. The artist is following on from Vivienne Westwood, Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake and Philip Tracey who designed the statue the previous years.

Emin studied at Maidstone College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. She has exhibited not only internationally, but in England, as well. She is a significant artist, who works from painting, drawing, video and installation, to photography, needlework and sculpture, inspired by her whole life, hopes, failures and generally whatever happens to her is brought to her creations in a humorous and tragic -at the same time- way. Emin’s work has often a sexually provocative attitude.  Her most famous creations are My Bed and Everyone I Have Slept With.

* Words by Kristel Liakou