Damien Hirst U. K. , b. 1965
Damien Hirst is a contemporary artist, entrepreneur, and art collector. He often cited as a key member of the Young British Artists (YBAs), who dominated the art scene in the UK during the 1990s.
Death is a central theme in the artist's ouevre. He gained notoriety for a series of artworks in which dead and dissected animals (including a shark, a sheep and a cow) are preserved in formaldehyde. The most widely recognised work of these was The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a 14-foot (4.3 m) tiger shark immersed in formaldehyde in a clear display case. Hirst has also made "spin paintings", created on a spinning circular surface, and "spot paintings", which are rows of randomly coloured c created by his assistants.
Since the late 1980’s, Hirst has used a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. Explaining: “Art’s about life and it can’t really be about anything else ... there isn’t anything else,” Hirst’s work investigates and challenges contemporary belief systems, and dissects the tensions and uncertainties at the heart of human experience.
Damien HirstButterfly Heart [H7-3], 2020Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel70cm x 72.7cm
Damien HirstButterfly Rainbow [H7-2], 2020Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel24.1cm x 50cm
Damien HirstFruitful , 2020Laminated Giclée print on aluminium composite panel digitally signed by the artist on the back78 x 78 cmEdition of 1528
Damien HirstSans Souci [H4-1], 2018Giclée print mounted with diasec on aluminium panel
Signed by the artist and numbered, on verso92 x 126 cmEdition of 75 + 5 AP
Damien HirstTetrahydrocannabinol, 2004Single Spot etching, signed by the artist on the front and numbered on the reverse of the sheet111.2 x 200.6 cmEdition of 115
Lasting Impressions5 Mar - 1 May 2020Dellasposa Gallery presents original limited edition prints by Pablo Picasso, Robert Motherwell, Damien Hirst, Gerhard Richter, Bridget Riley, Anish Kapoor, Hiroshi Sugimoto, John Stezaker, Zhang Xiaogang, Darren Coffield, Dean + James, Ben Eine, Shepard Fairey, Cleon Peterson and Daniel Arsham.