Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst - The Paper Veils

Damien Hirst | The Paper Veils | Lougher Contemporary

Who is Damien Hirst?

Damien Hirst, born in Bristol in 1965, is one of the most influential and controversial contemporary artists. Rising to prominence in the 1990s as a leading figure of the Young British Artists (YBAs), Hirst is renowned for his provocative works that explore themes of life, death, and the human condition. His extensive oeuvre includes sculptures, installations, paintings, and prints, each reflecting his fascination with the fragility of existence.

Origin of the Veils – Art Style and Inspiration

Hirst's "Veil" series, including the "Paper Veils," represents a significant evolution in his artistic practice. This series is deeply rooted in his exploration of colour and abstraction, reminiscent of his earlier "Spot" paintings. The "Veils" series reflects influences from Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, showcasing Hirst's skillful layering of thick brushstrokes and vibrant hues. These works, which debuted at the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills in 2018, draw inspiration from the concept of a veil as a barrier that both reveals and obscures, symbolising the search for truth and the fleeting nature of life.

"I want you to get lost in them, I want you to fall into them, and I want them to delight your eyes and make you want to stay in the painting."

Damien Hirst Exhibition for Paper Veils

The "Paper Veils" series was prominently featured in an exhibition at the HENI Gallery in London from 16 November to 6 December 2022. This exhibition immersed viewers in Hirst's world of colour, presenting 300 paintings that highlighted his exuberant use of paint and physicality in creating art. The series follows his larger "Veil Paintings" from 2017, offering a more intimate experience of his vibrant, meditative compositions.

Damien Hirst | The Paper Veils | Lougher Contemporary

The essence of the "Veil"

The "Paper Veil" paintings, produced in 2018, encapsulate the essence of his "Veil" paintings on a smaller scale. These paintingsfeature the same intricate layering and dynamic use of colour, making them highly sought after by collectors who wish to own a piece of Hirst's artistic exploration without acquiring a monumental canvas.

Damien Hirst | The Paper Veils | Lougher Contemporary

Damien Hirst Paper Veil Paintings For Sale

Get in touch with us to see which "Paper Veil" paintings are now available at Lougher. These paintings, known for their intricate detail and vibrant colours, offer collectors a glimpse into Hirst's creative process and thematic concerns. Each painting is a testament to Hirst's ability to blend meticulous detail with gestural applications of paint, creating works that are both visually striking and deeply thought-provoking. The "Paper Veil" series, comprising 300 works in two sizes, continues to captivate audiences and secure Hirst's place as a master of contemporary art.

Damien Hirst's "Paper Veils" series showcases the artist's continued innovation and mastery in blending colour and abstraction. With a rich background in provocative and thought-provoking art, Hirst's latest works continue to explore themes of life, death, and the human experience. Collectors and enthusiasts alike can find these stunning paintings at Lougher, offering a unique opportunity to own a piece of Hirst's celebrated artistic journey.

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