H5-7 Cafe Royal

H5-7 Cafe Royal
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Giclée print, 2018
Signed Print Edition of 100
H 89cm x W 89cm

Critical Review

Much like Hirst’s original Spot paintings, the Colour Space series depicts a whole spectrum of bright colours in the form of perfect circles that are each the same size. Markedly different, however, is the rejection of the strict grid-like formula that governed the original Spot paintings. Hirst is well known for playing with mechanical and formulaic ways of producing aesthetically pleasing works, and this series is notable for its exploration of the systematic and the painterly, the logical and the expressive.

It is only in the later stages of Hirst’s career that he has become interested in prints and editions. His first print portfolio was produced in 1999 and was a set of screen prints that depicted medicine bottle labels. Since his first print portfolio, Hirst has produced many print series like the Colour Space portfolio.