Two Weeks One Summer

3 November 2012 – 6 January 2013
Solo Exhibition. Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine.

‘Blossom with Shell’ (2010). Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012

‘The void of painting is always a difficult thing. It's infinite really. There's no gravity in painting, so it's even more infinite than space.’[1]

In conjunction with the opening of the Future Generation Art Prize shortlist exhibition, Pinchuk Art Centre are presenting a selection of paintings from one of Hirst’s most recent series. Hirst, a mentor of the Future Generation Art Prize, began work on a series of new paintings titled 'Two Weeks One Summer' in 2010. Painting has always been an important part of Hirst's work, but unlike the spot paintings and ‘fact’ painting series which were made using a collaborative studio process, this series is altogether more personal: painted from life, by Hirst at his home in Devon. 

[1] Damien Hirst in conversation with Michael Craig-Martin, ‘Damien Hirst’ Tate catalogue, (Tate Publishing, 2012)