Damien Hirst

United Kingdom

Death is argued to be the only certainty in life; the idea of coming to an end and diving into the unknown often makes it the most terrifying thing in one’s eyes.  While most people look at death with their horrified eyes, Damien Hirst chose to transform the sorrow and fear into captivating beauty and light. Since a young age, Hirst has been fascinated with death; having studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, Hirst spends a lot of his university days life drawing at the morgue. In 1992, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living” was exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in North London – A shark in formaldehyde in a vitrine. Hirst’s approach on death took the art society by storm and has made him one of the most valued and wealthy artist-businessman in the world.

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