H4-2 Andromeda is a signed diasec-mounted giclée print on an aluminium panel produced by renowned contemporary artist, Damien Hirst. Made in 2018, this print depicts an impressive field of coloured paint. Blue, pink, yellow and red spots dominate the composition, with the layered paints bringing texture and vibrancy to the print. The viewer of the print is captivated by the layers of colour and dabs of impasto, which emphasise the artistic labour that went into producing the print.
The print is part of Hirst’s Veils series which is composed of four prints. All four prints in the series reference Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism and are inspired by the symbolism of a veil, which Hirst explains “is a barrier, a curtain between two things… solid yet invisible.” The paintings made their public debut in 2018 at the Gagosian Gallery where they were received with critical acclaim.
The use of spots within the composition reflects how the artistic style Hirst employs throughout the series is inspired by the Pointillist movement and artists such as Georges Seurat, as well as the post-Impressionist paintings of Pierre Bonnard. These influences also shine through in Hirst’s Spots series, which employ a similar technique of creating compositions out of spots.