New Entomology Cabinets and Paintings, Scalpel Blade Paintings and Colour Charts
White Cube Hong Kong is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Damien Hirst. This exhibition will feature cabinets and paintings from the ‘Entomology’ series, begun in 2009, as well as ‘Scalpel Blade Paintings’ and ‘Colour Charts’, which form some of the artist's newest work. Hirst is known for his use of uncompromising materials to directly address profound and fundamental questions about existence and this exhibition furthers his investigation into such thematic dualities as life and death, desire and fear, beauty and horror.
The ‘Entomology Cabinets and Paintings’ employ one of Hirst's most iconic and familiar motifs – the butterfly – and re-presents them interspersed with thousands of highly coloured insects and spiders.