• Carbamvlcholine Chloride, Household gloss on canvas, 130x160cm, 2007
    Damien Hirst

The United Kingdom's leading contemporary artist of Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in the UK in 1965, and he studied art at Goldsmiths University from 86 to 89. While Hirst was studying in Goldsmiths University, he exhibited in "Freeze," and renowned collector Charles Saatchi proposed investment on his work. 'Young Britist Artist' was held at the Saatchi Gallery in 1992, and Hirst presented the shark exhibit containing formaldehyde, and he suddenly received many attention.

'Death' is a theme that constitute his greatest work, it is well known that the representation of in-depth topics such as the body of the animal skull, bottle and configures the shocking images.

Hirst was awarded for Turner in Tate Britain in 1995.




영국을 대표하는 현대미술가인 데미안 허스트는 1965년 영국의 브리스톨에서 태어나 86년부터 89년까지 골드스미스 대학교에서 미술을 공부했다. 이때 기획한 ‘Freeze’전에 초대된 유명 컬렉터인 찰스 사치 (Charles Saachi)가 허스트의 작품을 본 후 투자를 제안했다. 1992년 사치 갤러리에서 열린 ‘Young British Artists’전에 허스트는 포름알데히드에 담긴 상어를 전시하며 그는 일약 주목을 받게 된다.
‘죽음’은 그의 작품을 구성하는 가장 큰 테마이며, 동물의 시체와 해골, 약병 등으로 충격적인 이미지를 구성하여 이 주제를 심도 있게 표현하는 것으로 유명하다.
1995년 영국 테이트 브리튼에서 터너상을 수여했다.

1965 Born in Bristol, England
1985 Leeds School of Art, Leeds, England
1988 Curated the student exhibition, Freeze, in a warehouse at Surrey Docks in East London, England
1989 BA in Fine Art, Goldsmith College, London, England
Selected Exhibitions
2013 All You Need IS LOVE, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
2013 Don't Be Shy, Don't Hold Back, The Logan Collection At Sfmoma, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USA
2012 Tate Modern, London, England (solo)
2012 Paul Stolper Gallery, London, England (solo)
2011 Prada Foundation, Venice, Italy
2011 Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain
2010 Visual/Conceptual, National Center For Contemporary Art—Moscow Branch, Moscow, Russia
Public Collections
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Neatherlands
Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst, Oslo, Norway
National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow, Russia
ESSL MUSEUM - KUNST DER GEGENWART, Klosterneuburg, Austria
ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Ishoj, Denmark
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Trevi Flash Art Museum Of Contemporary Art, Trevi, Italy