Guy Hepner is pleased to present “The Joy Of Color” – a selection of works by Damien Hirst. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, September 8th, from 6-8PM on the 5th floor of 521 W 26th Street, New York, NY.
Damien Hirst explores the relationship between colors and their effect on the eye. Butterflies and hand-painted shapes are used to transform the natural into perfect compositions. Through these patterns, Hirst describes himself “pinning down the joy of color.”
In his work, Hirst frequently explores contemporary belief systems; religion, love, art and medicine. His butterfly series is meant to encompass the aesthetic of life. Even when butterflies are dead, their vibrancy makes them feel alive. Each butterfly is also born with a completely unique pattern, mimicking the individuality of each human.
Hirst’s “Spot” series pertains to modern medicine and the strive for human perfection. The arrangement of colors are intentional and satisfying, making one feel at ease. In these collections, Hirst demonstrates how colors are contained and organized affect one’s reaction to them.