Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst continually challenges the boundaries between art, science, the media and popular culture, whether in the form of a cow and her calf half sawn in two or house paint flung onto spinning canvases.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College in London, Hirst was the leader of the Young British Artists movement, having organised the now infamous Freeze exhibition whilst still at college.  His work is collected by Charles Saatchi, who included several of his pieces in his 1992 exhibition Young British Artists.  His work has become familiar by the media particularly following his Turner Prize win in 1995.  In 1997 he took part in the Royal Academy's Sensation Show and he had a solo exhibition at The Tate Modern in 2012. He has designed the Brit Awards for 2013.