Damien Hirst and HENI Editions are excited to announce four new limited editions from the H4 series based off Hirst’s Veil Paintings – titled Keukenhof, Kew, Nong Nooch and Ryoanji.
Unveiled in 2018, the Veil Paintings take Hirst’s ‘Visual Candy’ paintings of the 1990s as a point of departure and embrace colour and gestural painting on a large scale. Referencing both Impressionism and Abstract Expressionism, the ‘Veil Paintings’ layer brushstrokes and bright dabs of heavy impasto, enveloping the viewer in vast fields of colour.
Inspired partly by the Pointillist innovations of Georges Seurat and the post-Impressionist paintings of Pierre Bonnard, Hirst continues his examination of colour and its effect on the eye in the ‘Veil Paintings’. Of the series, Damien Hirst has said ‘‘a veil is a barrier, a curtain between two things, something that you can look at and pass through, it’s solid yet invisible and reveals and yet obscures the truth, the thing that we are searching for.’’.
$100,000 of the total sales will be donated to Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland and $100,000 to the Serpentine Gallery in London, UK to help support these great institutions.