Flesh Tint, 2016

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Data

Flesh Tint
2016
610 x 813 mm | 24 x 32 in
Household gloss on canvas
Image: Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2018

Context

The Colour Space series is a development of the iconic Spot Paintings which are among the artist's most recognised works. Where the Spot Paintings of the 1980s and 90s use the logic of mechanical paint application, the Colour Space paintings are looser and more organic in appearance.

Damien Hirst said: “I originally wanted the Spots to look like they were painted by a human trying to paint like a machine. Colour Space is going back to the human element, so instead you have the fallibility of the human hand in the drips and inconsistencies. There are still no two exact colours that repeat in each painting, which is really important to me. I think of them as cells under a microscope.”