Thursday, May 24, 2012

Good Spot, Bad Dot

If you weren't aware of  Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings extravaganza this spring, then you really need to get out more (on the Internet). There was so much ink spilled over those simultaneous shows that I'll not rehash it. At any rate, it was very refreshing to hear that he now has a show of works that are representational, with dots that he actually painted himself. I really was anxious to see these new works, but try as I might, just can't bring myself to like them. And it has everything to do with composition and balance. A few are nice enough, but so many of the paintings just seem to be off balance and feel uncomfortable.
See for yourself.

This image is from his current show at the While Cube Gallery.

You'll see some great installation shots  HERE, which gives you a better feel for the show.

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