Damien Hirst

Bristol / UK

Damien Hirst, is an award winning artist best known for using installations, sculptures and paintings to explore the relationships with life and death in art. Bristol born since 1965 and raised in Leeds, the Turner Prize winner made an unprecedented move in 2008 where he sold his entire show via auction thus, bypassing galleries. Damien’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’. […]

Biography / Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst, is an award winning artist best known for using installations, sculptures and paintings to explore the relationships with life and death in art. Bristol born since 1965 and raised in Leeds, the Turner Prize winner made an unprecedented move in 2008 where he sold his entire show via auction thus, bypassing galleries. Damien’s work is featured in the URBAN NATION 2018 exhibition, ‘UN-DERSTAND The Power of Art as a Social Architect’.

An artist who quite possibly needs no introduction in order to comprehend the impact of his artwork, Hirst’s work explores and questions ‘contemporary belief systems’ of which he analyses the naiveties found in human experiences. After moving to London in 1984, he studied for a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. It was at Goldsmiths where he understood the significances in painting and sculptures; it was from this point onwards where he began working on some of his most important series. Worldwide, since 1987, there have been over 80 solo exhibitions by Damien Hirst and his artworks have been featured in over 260 group exhibitions.

His influence to British art throughout the past two and a half decades was acknowledged with a major retrospective of his work at the Tate Modern in 2012.

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