Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst was born in 1965 in Bristol, United Kingdom. He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths college in London from 1986 to 1989 where he explored the depths of his artistic interest and opened up a never ending channel of inspiration between science, anatomy, art and life. At this time Hirst began to be recognised as both a successful and controversial artist, noted as a leading figure in the Young British Artists movement in the late 1980s and 1990's when he was awarded the Turner Prize in 1995. Since the late 1980’s, Hirst has used a varied practise of installation, sculpture, painting and drawing to explore the complex relationship between art, life and death. His work at times, included preserving creatures in minimalist steel and glass tanks filled with formaldehyde solution, for his vision of the “zoo of dead animals”. 

Hirst currently lives and works in London, Gloucestershire and Devon.