Damien Hirst, Governance, 2019, © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Photo © Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd. Courtesy White Cube
The mandala is an ancient, symbolic representation of the universe, used as a meditative instrument in several spiritual traditions. By making his own versions with butterfly wings, Hirst is following on from his Kaleidoscope works of the early 2000s.
In combining the fragility of the butterflies, which live only a few days, with the spiritual motif of the mandala, Hirst's canvases are life-affirming and mildly tragic all at once. These pieces remind us of the beauty and transience of life and the vulnerability of the natural world.
|What||Damien Hirst: Mandalas exhibition, White Cube|
|Where||White Cube Mason's Yard, 25-26 Mason's Yard , London, SW1Y 6BU | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Piccadilly Circus (underground)|
20 Sep 19 – 02 Nov 19, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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