Cherry Blossoms by Damien Hirst


After mesmerizing people with his previous show titled “Mental Escapology in the Swiss Alps”, British artist Damien Hirst is getting ready for his first solo museum show in France at the Fondation Cartier.

Entitled “Cherry Blossoms”, the show is a celebration of the Eurasian floral and an exploration of Impressionism and Pointillism.

"The Cherry Blossoms are about beauty and life and death. They’re extreme—there’s something almost tacky about them. Like Jackson Pollock twisted by love. They’re decorative but taken from nature. They’re about desire and how we process the things around us and what we turn them into, but also about the insane visual transience of beauty—a tree in full crazy blossom against a clear sky. It’s been so good to make them, to be completely lost in color and in paint in my studio. They’re garish and messy and fragile and about me moving away from Minimalism and the idea of an imaginary mechanical painter and that’s so exciting for me." Hirst states.