damien hirst: two weeks one summer‘three parrots with rabbit and scissors’, 2010image © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin


 

 

 

damien hirst: two weeks one summerPinchukArtCentre, ukraineon now through january 6th, 2013

 

 

PinchukArtCentre in kyiv, ukraine presents the solo exhibition ‘two weeks one summer’ of renowned british artist damien hirsta series of 11 paintings that he has been working on since the summer of 2010. the new body of work is a collection of large and small scale artworks – each one painted from life in his devon studio in the UK. the pieces reference elements from still-life and traditional painting techniques, with a strong allusion to the concept of death, which hirst is well-known for exploring in his work. some elements are communicated with lucidity and impasto whereas others appear blurred and unclear – as if rendered weaker, less able.  ‘two weeks one summer’ depicts an array of both the natural and inanimate, with birds,  butterflies and flower blossoms performing as the signature main subjects of the each work – these bright colorful features contrasted by more sinister symbols, such as a shark’s gaping jawbone.

damien hirst: two weeks one summer‘parrot and red birds with butterflies’, 2010 image © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin


damien hirst: two weeks one summer‘two parrots’, 2010 image © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin


damien hirst: two weeks one summer‘blossom with shell’ and ‘blossom with pepper mill and butterflies’ image © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin


damien hirst: two weeks one summerpinchuk art centre installation viewimage © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin


damien hirst: two weeks one summer‘three parrots with rabbit and scissors’, ‘red bird with shark’s jaw’, ‘red bird and orange’ and ‘brown jug of water with scissors’ 
image © PinchukArtCentre 2012, photographed by sergey illin