H1-3 Enter The Infinite - Supernatural

H1-3 Enter The Infinite - Supernatural

Damien Hirst

Tapestry, 2016
Tapestry Edition of 20

Critical Review

The tapestry is part of Hirst’s Enter The Infinite collection which is composed of twelve tapestries, all of which follow a similar design and colour composition. Hirst’s experimentation with weaving in these works captures the artist’s desire to experiment across different mediums. Hirst is renowned for trying out various different artistic styles and methods. From the geometric precision of his Spot paintings to the loose style of his Spin paintings, as well as the painterly skills of the Veils collection in comparison to his installations of animals preserved in formaldehyde, Hirst is an artist defined by his versatility and obsession with experimentation.

The titles of the tapestries in Enter The Infinite all carry strong spiritual and religious undertones. While this collection explores themes of religion, life and death in a less overt manner to other of Hirst’s artworks, it nonetheless touches on these themes through the titles of the works and the ethereal quality of their designs.

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