Damien Hirst Inspired by Our Local Landscape
We always say we are proud to support local artists inspired by our beautiful British landscape, as well as bringing in national and international works to the gallery. This time the two worlds have collided with Damien Hirst's "Where The Land Meets The Sea" series.
The series was driven by Hirst’s lifelong connection to the sea. Drawing influence from Abstract Expressionism, namely Robert Motherwell’s Beside the Sea series from the 1960s, the works in Where the Land Meets the Sea wonderfully evoke Hirst’s pastime of walking on the beach and watching the sea, most recently in the UK during the winter.
Damien Hirst says, “Where the Land Meets the Sea is an exploration inspired by the seaside in grey British winters; I grew up in Leeds in West Yorkshire and often holidayed in Scarborough, Filey, Whitby, where Count Dracula landed, Robin Hood’s Bay, and Skegness. I have always spent a lot of time walking and thinking on the beach and watching the sea, witnessing the powerful action of the crashing waves in winter. It gives me a feeling of unimportance and vastness and inevitability, that this whole world and everything in it will eventually wear out to nothing.”