Friday, October 16, 2009

shark, cows, and sheep pickled in formaldehyde. and then some paintings.






Who is Damien Hirst? Why is all these animals pickled? Why is his art works simple looking? (but some painstakingly hard to achieve)  Why is he famous? (won the turner prize, UK) (unofficial leader of the Young British Artists movement) and Why is he being slammed by critics this time for his lack luster paintings? but then again, his work was never aesthetically pleasing to start with (in the superficial super art techniques way)  but isn't that the reason why we love him? (flipside to the coin)

There are painters like Francis Bacon, or artist like  Tracy Emin, and however you look at it, you either love it or hate it, we all like the things we like, or maybe what we like are stories behind it, raison d'ĂȘtres’, maybe its the political and the social, the satirical or the sabbatical,  or the sexual, narcissistic, melancholic  aspects of art, perhaps some Van Gough if you like…  even a tiny skeletal findings of a embryonic dinosaur can be called art these days. At the end of the day, however you may feel along your corridors of your abode, what hangs on your wall and what statute on your grounds are what we adore, hopefully… as appose to what we think “is cool”.

So what's this now? Damien Hirst doing just a couple of  “boring” paintings? i think not, he is anything but, controversial? yes. Business minded? surely. Rich? oh yes. create a couple of boring paintings, come up with a couple of rationales to back it up? make a couple or more  million bucks? surely (considering how much those “spot” paintings went. never mind the critics and the reviews, watch his space, this might just go “down” surprisingly well.

“It’s funny. When you’ve been No 1, you can only go down.” – Damien Hirst

Google this : Damien Hirst and see what all the fuss’ about.

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