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 Damien Hirst was born in Bristol, England in 1965. He is an English aitist and the most prominent member of the group known as ”Young British Artists”( or YBAs ).


 He became fomous for series in which dead animals ( including a shark, a sheep and cow ) are preserved — sometimes having been dissected — in formaldehyde. In 1992, he was part of the groud breaking Young British Artists exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. In this show, he exhibited his now famous Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, a tiger shark in a glass tank of formaldehyde. That same year he was nominated for the prestigious Tate Gallery Turner Prize, and later won that coveted award in 1995.


 Damien Hirst’s wide-ranging practice installations, sculpture, painting and drawing has sought to challenge the boundaries between art, science and popular culture. His energy and investiveness, and  his consisitently viscearal, visually arresting work, has made him a leading artist of his generation.


He explores the uncertainty at the core of human experience; love, life, death, loyalty and betrayal through unexpected and unconventional media. Best known for the ‘Natural History’ works, which present animals in vitriness suspended in formaldehyde such as the iconic.


Damien Hirst

Born   7 June 1965    Bristol,England

Nationality   British

Field  Conceptual art, installation art, painting

Training   Leeds College of Art and Design, Goldsmiths

Movement   Young British Artists

Works   The Physical Impossibility fo Death in the Mind of Someone Living, For the Love of God

Awards   Turner Prize






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