Looking at Damien Hirst


Damien Hirst is a post-modern artist. He was the leading member of the uk Young Artists and was very well known for his dead animal pieces. This was a statement of a shock factor, it was a way for society to question on what he is doing. His art work would leave the audience with a sense of distaste. He would question on life and how life is so dull with out death. A quote of his that I really like is “I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life”. I like this quote a lot because life is all about you, with no distractions or religion life is a purposeful thing for yourself. In my opinion a shocking factor is a great way to make a statement. I believe that you can change how people think about life in a shocking way than using a pretty picture or form.



Another piece of work he has done is the polka dot paint with. This is a very simple painting, showing that he isn’t putting feelings, emotions or replicating anything. It’s a 2D painting and that’s what it is. The truth about painting is that it is a two-dimensional surface with paint on it.


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