'The Colour Charts' allow Hirst to continue his exploration of "pinning down the joy of colour", which began with the spot paintings.
He explains the twofold appeal of the series: "The Colour Charts' mean you get to kill two birds with one stone, or I do: I get to please myself with that joy of colour but then also it's a found object, something I've found in the real world and reproduced. They're about the nature of art: something very comforting in the real world can become terrifying in works of art. What's comforting in a work of art is a faithful representation of the real thing, so once you take an object from the real world and make it into a great big painting it becomes a terrifying thing [...] people just go 'why?' and the question 'why?' horrifies people, [they just go] why would you do that?"
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Lougher Contemporary was founded by Huw Lougher in 2015 with the mission to acquire and offer a diverse selection of