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Damien Hirst Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the British
artist Damien Hirst
born Damien Hirst - Bristol, United Kingdom
- 7th of June, 1965 / Lives UK
Damien Hirst was one of the most prominent
artists referred to as the "Young British Artists" or "YBAs".
He is famous for creating controversies like putting dead animals in formaldehyde
and presenting them as art. Hirst mostly explores the themes of life and death.
+ I just wanted to find out where the boundaries
were. I've found out there aren't any. I wanted
to be stopped but no one will stop me.
+ I believe all painting and art should be uplifting
for the viewer.
+ It works much better than I imagined. I was
slightly worried that we'd end up with an Ali
G ring. (Hirst talking about his diamond
+ As an artist youre looking for universal
triggers. You want it both ways. You want it to
have an immediate impact, and you want it to have
deep meanings as well. Im striving for both.
But I hate it when people write things that sound
like theyve swallowed a fucking dictionary.
+ Painting is so poetic, while sculpture is more
logical and scientific and makes you worry about
+ I was brought up a Catholic, but I dont
believe in God. I think Im an atheist. Hardcore
atheist. Im trying to be a hardcore atheist,
and then I keep making work like this.
+ I love color. I feel it inside me. It gives
me a buzz.
+ I think art is good at looking back and looking
forward. I don't think art is good at looking
head-on. At the end of the day, people are more
important than paintings.
+ I did a load of medicine cabinets a long time
ago and I named them after Sex Pistols songs.
I suppose I must be getting old if Im naming
work after Philip