Damien Hirst – Crows on Exhibition
Damien Hirst is known for his macabre twist on modern art and taxidermy who rose to fame very quickly in the last decade. His cross-sected horse was featured in the film ‘The Cell’ andÂ he had a medicinal pink canvas covered in (probably rare) butterflies sell for over 2 million dollars at a New York auction, drawing criticism about his actual artistic merit.Â Â In spite of his celebrity status and shock value, his recent exhibition in London ‘Nothing Matters’ is a return to his roots – classical painting with a corvid twist.
The themes of insomnia, anxiety, and Francis Bacon are strong throughout this series. “I feel like Iâ€™ve arrived somewhere … In a completely different way, I feel Iâ€™ve got the tools to navigate somewhere. All that expression â€“ doubts, fears, everything â€“ can come out in this arena,'”Hirst told the late Gordon Burn in an interview published to accompany the exhibition.