Spin Paintings 2018

This series was begun as an experiment. The process of making these paintings relies on a machine to spin them (in this case a repurposed electric drill) and liquid paint. The results of the spins are controlled purely by the artist’s colour choices and the motion of the machine. Damien Hirst explains the appeal of his spin paintings: “I really like making them. And I really like the machine, and I really like the movement. Every time they’re finished, I’m desperate to do another one.”