Two Weeks One Summer

23 May 2012 – 8 July 2012
Solo Exhibition. White Cube Bermondsey, London, United Kingdom.

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]

Hirst began work on a series of new paintings titled 'Two Weeks One Summer' in the summer of 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. 

Accompanying the oil on canvas works at White Cube's vast Bermondsey site will be a separate display of a key piece from Hirst's sculptural series 'Mental Escapology'. 'The Battle Between Good and Evil' (2007) has been specifically reworked by the artist for installation in White Cube Bermondsey's '9 x 9 x 9' gallery space.

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