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H5-8 Savoy

H5-8 Savoy
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

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

Critical Review

The Colour Space series presents a variation on Hirst’s spot paintings but exudes a more human and painterly aesthetic. Rather than depicting clinical and perfectly painted circles, H5-8 Savoy shows hundreds of dots spontaneously dancing across the composition, sometimes overlapping and coinciding with the occasional paint splatter. The impulsive quality of this print resembles Jackson Pollock’s abstract expressionist works and is far more expressive than Hirst’s earlier works depicting spots and dots.

Despite abandoning the grid formulation of his earlier works, this very recent series adheres to the basic rules of Hirst’s spot paintings. The artist claims that “there are still no two exact colours that repeat in each painting” and the size of the dots in H5-8 Savoy are each the same.