Damien Hirst, who grew up in Leeds, was born in Bristol, England, in 1965, He moved to London In 1984 and worked in a construction firm before obtaining BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths school between 1986 and 1989. He got the Turner Prize award in 1995.
Hirst started using the varying practice of sculpture, painting, installation and drawing to investigate the intricate relationship between life, death, and art as far back as the late 1980’s. Clarifying this, he said, “Craftsmanship is about existence, and it can’t be concerning anything else … there is nothing like anything else,” Hirst’s work researches and challenges contemporary conviction systems, and analyzes the strains and vulnerabilities at the mind of human being experience.
Entering the universal art scene in the mid-’90s Hirst is among the most mainstream artists that rose up out of the Young British Artist Association. Despite the fact that Hirst is best known for some of his prior works which comprise of different farm animals soaked in formaldehyde, Hirst has likewise been extremely active with his twist painting that is using centrifugal force for scattering paint on a turning canvas), spot artistic creations and sculptures.
Hirst built up his enthusiasm for investigating death’s “unacceptable idea” as a young person in Leeds. At sixteen, he started making frequent visits to the department of anatomy at Leeds Medical School to make life drawings. The encounters help to build up the challenges he saw in accommodating the possibility of death in life. Speaking of the outstanding quality of death in one of his work done in 1990, called ‘A Thousand Years’ “You can unnerve individuals with death or their very own thought mortality, or it can give them strength.
While at Goldsmiths, his intellectual capacity of the difference amongst sculpturing and painting altogether, and he started working on some of his most critical series. He made the ‘Drug Cabinets’ in his second year, and that consolidated the style of moderation with Hirst’s perception that, “the new religion for many individuals is science. It’s as necessary and as complicated as that. This is one of his most continuing themes and was most intensely showed in the ‘Pharmacy’ an installation work made in 1992.
In his second year, Hirst envisioned and made “freeze”- a group shown in three stages. The show of Goldsmiths’ students is frequently referred to as the starting point for Hirst, and for an era of British renowned artists. For its last stage, he painted two collections of colored spots on the wall of the warehouse. Hirst depicts the place works of art as a method for “binding the glee of colors”, and clarifies they gave an answer for all issues he’d already had with colors. It has gotten to be one of the artist’s most productive and unmistakable series, in January 2012 the works were shown in an exhibition of exceptional scale across over eleven worldwide Gagosian Gallery.
Since his association in “Freeze” 1988, curatorial undertakings have become essential to him. In 1994 he hosted ‘Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away’ global group exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery. Ten years later, he curated a grant-winning display of work from his “Murder me” collections:
Hirst has proceeded in the course of the most recent decade to investigate the “huge issues” of “death, life, religion, excellence, science. In 2007, he divulged the terrific, ‘For the Love of God’: a platinum cast of a skull set with 8,601 perfect pavé-set jewels, at the White Cube presentation ‘Bizarre’. The next year, he stepped of bypassing exhibition contribution in offering 244 new works at Sotheby’s bartering house in London. Depicting the deal as a method for democratizing the art promotion, the ‘Lovely Inside My Head Forever’ closeout following Hirst’s Sotheby’s occasion in 2004, in which the whole substance of the craftsman’s eatery wander, Pharmacy, were sold.
From 1987 till date more than 80 solo Damien Hirst presentations have occurred worldwide, and his work has been incorporated into more than 260 group shows. Hirst’s first real review ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy’ was held in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Naples in 2004. His commitment to British art over two decades was identified in 2012 with a noteworthy review of his work arranged at Tate Modern.
Having combat a pure cocaine and liquor dependence all through the ’90s, a reformed, and maybe more develop Hirst lives with his spouse, Maia, and their three children in their remote farmhouse in Devon, England. By one means or another, he has also found an ideal opportunity to open the fruitful eatery 11 the Quay in the oceanside resort town of Ilfracombe.