6 - 8pm, Thursday 19th Sep
Damien Hirst - Mandalas
Continuing themes from his ‘Kaleidoscope’ series, Hirst’s new works take inspiration from the ‘mandala’, a symbolic representation of the universe that can be used as a meditative instrument.
In these paintings, iridescent and delicate butterfly wings are laid onto canvas and held in place by a richly coloured surface of gloss paint. Arranged concentrically, in contrast to the grid structure of earlier series, the whole serves to create a rhythmic and mesmeric pattern that draws the viewer in.
St James's 26 Masons Yard, SW1Y 6BU