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  • the work by the most popular living british artist and young mind hirst deal with death and love. his beautiful spot paintings and installations include a dead shark inside a formaldehyde tank
  • Born in london and working from 1991 to 2007 on his formaldehyde shark skull spot becoming beautiful

A Survey of Damien Hirst Art Coming to Gary Tatintsian Gallery

March 15, 2017
Smirna Kulenović is an Art History and Philosophy graduate, developing video and sound art projects, in love with improvisational theater and performance. Runs away into deserts, forests and waterfalls.

The art of Damien Hirst, one of the most prominent artists on the contemporary scene, will be presented in a survey at Gary Tatintsian Gallery soon. He has been focusing his artistic expedition trough the vastness of the fundamental human inquiries, such as death, life and the process of creation, ever since his grand entrance on the art scene in the 1990s, with the work A Thousand Years (1990) which was immediately recognized and bought by Charles Saatchi, helping the young British artist gain world reputation immediately. Known for placing Duchampian intellectuality as a thematical center of his works, but also referring to works by Francis Bacon trough a brutal corporeity of form, Damien Hirst continues being one of the most influential and successful artists on the scene today.

Artist Hirst work biography and paintings including his young works from 1991 till 2007 shown in london
Damien Hirst – Skull With Pills, 2008

Hirst’s Transcending of Time and Answers

Questions which move Damien Hirst’s creational drive could be sublimed trough the title of Gauguin‘s famous painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? from 1898, showing a continuity of a never-ending, most basic human investigation that occupies the minds of all generations throughout art history, philosophy, life. Hirst becomes an integrating force between the traditional culture of depth and foundations, and the superficiality of a post-modern society by creating works that are highly philosophical, but by using images, style and materials which necessarily belong to this time and lifestyle. This British artist’s frequent use of skulls – symbols which appear constantly trough the history of art, but symbols which never gain a definite meaning – keep raising unanswerable questions which make us both face and transcend the fear of human mortality.

British artist Hirst shows a skull of a living shark head made dead by formaldehyde. the biography of hirst, born 1965 in london, work deals with death, love, the living and the dead. famous works from 1991 and 2007 include head
Damien Hirst – Something Must Break, 2008

The Harmonical Chaos of Colour Chords in Hirst Paintings

Ever since the appearance of his spot-paintings in the mid-1980s, Damien has been known for controversial experimenting with the use of color in his work by trying to interwine harmony with chaos, apparent order of shapes with an underlying unease caused by the lack of colour repetition. In his later works and paintings, such as The Rose Window, Hirst plays again with a known art-historical motif – replicating the the medieval rose on the Durham Cathedral, but recreating the stained- glass window effect by using mettalic paint on canvas and colored butterfly wings, symbols of fragility of the soul and beauty of life.

Born in London Hirst explores love and death trough representing a beautiful expansion of mind
Left: Damien Hirst – The Rose Window, Durham Cathedral Detail, 2008 / Right: Damien Hirst – The Rose Window, Durham Cathedral, 2008

Damien Hirst Art at Gary Tatintsian Gallery

Fluent both in emotional depth and intellectual playfulness, a survey of Damien Hirst art will be on preview at Gary Tatintsian Gallery on March 30th, and will be open to public from March 31st until June 1, 2017. Do not miss this opportunity to deeply explore the meanings, ideas and motifs behind years of innovative work by one of the leading and most prominent contemporary artists of the present time.

Featured images: Damien Hirst – Claustrophobia/Agoraphobia Dyptich Detail, 2008, Damien Hirst – Claustrophobia/Agoraphobia Diptych, 2008. All works Courtesy Gary Tatintsian Gallery and artist studio.