Im not a huge fan of Damien Hirst, he's either a genius or a complete chancer...maybe both ha! but I found this interview pretty interesting.
Damien Hirst's "Spot Paintings" that are being exhibited at the 11 Gagosian Galieries worldwide have created significant buzz in the art world. Some love the paintings, others have an aversion to what they may imply about the art market itself. EIther way, Hirst's work is a topic of conversation and must be regarded as an influential force in the world of contemporary art. Despite the varying opinions that may surround the shows, the spot paintings are beautiful. Their simplicity and refinement yields a very pleasurable experience. In moments of such controversy, its always nice to hear from the artist himself and Matt Black offers us this video to give us some perspective from the man behind the spots.