The Elements Fire by Damien Hirst

The Elements Damien Hirst

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Published as a set of four prints in editions of 60, the Elements series by Damien Hirst showcases some of Hirst’s most iconic imagery. The diasec mounted giclée prints on aluminium composite panel are each inspired by one of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water, with the colours of the prints differing from warm red and orange in The Elements- Fire, to cool lilacs and blues in The Elements- Air.

The Elements series refers to the early scientific notion that the universe was made up of four elements which needed to be balanced, in perfect harmony, to support the flow of spiritual energy. Belief in the elements was taught for thousands of years in Eastern and Western philosophies and were a cornerstone of science and medicine. The Elements series is not Hirst’s first exploration of the elements. The artist first depicted them in his 1992 artwork Pharmacy. In this work, Hirst created four glass bottles, filled with coloured liquids to represent each of the elements. The Elements series reflects Hirst’s longstanding interest in belief systems and myths which he often explores in his artworks. The series also ties into Hirst’s interest in questions of life and death, medicine and cures, as it was believed that the elements could be used to heal the sick before the discovery of modern medicine.

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