30 May 2012
‘Destruction Dreamscape’ forms part of a new series of paintings in Hirst’s practise. It is made up of the intricate placing of variously shaped scalpel blades onto a circular canvas in a pattern reminiscent of the ‘Kaleidoscope’ paintings. Intermittent areas of coloured gloss paint have been layered in between the blades. The paint will take one week to dry entirely, at which point any remaining on the metal will be scraped off to reveal the finished piece, which will then be professionally shot and added to Hirst’s online Catalogue of Work.
The fabrication process can be watched in a four minute timelapse film here.
The progress of a painting from another new series of Hirst works can now be followed on the live studio feed.