23 May 2012
‘The void of painting is always a difficult thing. It's infinite really. There's no gravity in painting, so it's even more infinite than space.’
For his first solo exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, Damien Hirst presents a series of dynamic new paintings which he begam working on in the summer of 2010.
Painting has always been an important part of Hirst's work, but unlike the spot paintings and ‘fact’ painting series which were made using a collaborative studio process, this series is altogether more personal: painted from life, by Hirst at his home in Devon.
Accompanying the oil on canvas works at White Cube's vast Bermondsey site is a separate display of a key piece from Hirst's sculptural series 'Mental Escapology'. 'The Battle Between Good and Evil' (2007) has been specifically reworked by the artist for installation in White Cube Bermondsey's '9 x 9 x 9' gallery space.
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 Damien Hirst in conversation with Michael Craig-Martin, ‘Damien Hirst’ Tate catalogue, (Tate Publishing, 2012)