H4-4 Cannizaro

H4-4 Cannizaro
Signed Print

Damien Hirst

Giclée print, 2018
Signed Print Edition of 75
H 92cm x W 126cm

Critical Review

The print is one of four prints that compose the Veils series which debuted in 2018 at the Gagosian Gallery. The series is inspired by what a veil can represent, with Hirst explaining “it’s solid yet invisible and reveals and yet obscures the truth.” The series, which embraces bold colours and gestural painting techniques, can be seen as a continuation of the Visual Candy paintings which the artist produced early in his career in 1993.

Hirst was clearly influenced by Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism in this print, as well as the artistic technique, Pointillism, which involves making a painting out of small, distinct dots. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac developed this technique in 1886 which Hirst has used in other series, such as The Virtues series which he produced later in 2021.