H5-4 Claridges

H5-4 Claridges
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Giclée print, 2018
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 90cm x W 90cm

Critical Review

Hirst’s Colour Space series evolved from his iconic Spot paintings. The Spot paintings are characterised by rationality and logic but at the same time explore intuitive and aesthetically pleasing colour choice. Discussing the spot paintings more broadly, Hirst has explained, “I believe all painting and art should be uplifting for the viewer. I love colour. I feel it inside me. It gives me a buzz.”

Set against a plain white backdrop and depicted in bright colours, this print is deceptively simple and joyous. The concern with colours and depiction of dots makes H5-4 Claridges distinct and instantly recognisable as a work by Hirst. H5-4 Claridges abandons the original grid formula that governed the original Spot paintings, creating a work that is much freer and plays with expression and spontaneity.