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Damien Hirst - Sensation

Damien Hirst - The Hat Makes The Man

Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst. Born in Bristol in 1966 has been one of Britain’s most prolific and best known artists since he graduated from Goldsmith’s College and organised the seminal Freeze exhibition in 1988. Renowned for his strong and uncompromising subject matter, Hirst works and lives in the South West but rarely exhibits in the region.

Hirst's practise includes using installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. He says, “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.

Hirst's work has been exhibited extensively in international solo and group shows as well as being part of many private collections. He was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995 for Mother and Child Divided, a series of tanks filled with formaldehyde and containing a bisected cow and calf.


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