‘Sculptors’ Drawings and Works on Paper’ exhibition now open at Pangolin, London

A selection of Damien Hirst drawings are included as part of a monumental show of around 200 works on paper dating from the beginning of the 20th century to the present day.

31st August – 12th October 2012

Pangolin London, N1 9AG

‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

29 August 2012

The exhibition – a collaboration between Pangolin London and King's Place Gallery – is the largest of its kind to date. It focuses on the unique way sculptors approach drawing and considers whether there is a difference between sculptors and other traditional disciplines in the treatment of two dimensional works on paper to communicate three dimensional objects.

Pangolin hope to challenge the traditional definition of drawing by incorporating collage, printmaking and computer-aided graphics as mediums that sculptors also use to alternate between two and three dimensions. Indeed diversity of approach is one element that becomes strongly apparent in this exhibition and distinctive techniques can be seen to emerge according to each sculptor’s individual method of practice.

Alongside works by artists such as Jacob Epstein, Naum Gabo and John Isaacs, Pangolin London have chosen to include five Damien Hirst drawings in the exhibition. These vary from an inked sketch dating from 1991 of the iconic shark iconic shark piece ‘The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living’ (1991) to ‘Untitled School’ (2006) – ‘School : The Archaeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity and the Search for Knowledge’ (2007). Drawing has always been an essential part of Hirst’s creative process. Whilst his sculptural works are initially thought out through detailed sketches he also draws obsessively for the sake of drawing. Numbering over 1, 500, this body of work points to Hirst’s use of the medium as a means of refining and exploring the ideas that sit at the heart of his entire artistic output.

As part of the exhibition an exclusive Damien Hirst limited edition print created especially for the exhibition will also be available for sale.

For more information please visit Pangolin London.