Poems for Damien Hirst

Poems for Damien Hirst

(Color, Poetry and Truth)

This is a series of text images based on the color spots painted by DAMIEN HIRST. Each color spot was assigned the corresponding hexadecimal code (hexcode). Size, proportions and titles of the originals have been retained.

A special monospace font was designed. The font "HexCircle" allows six of sixteen alphanumeric characters (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, a, b, c, d, e, f) that make up a hexcode, to be depicted as a circle. The work arose in search of a logic of color concepts demanded by LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN. This presentation as code creates colors as linguistic constructs.

The representation as code allows a color depiction in black and white. The truth of a color is determined and guaranteed by its hexadecimal code (hexcode). The chromaticity of the pigment colors changes over the years. Pigment colors do not change synchronously, i. e. red fades differently than blue or yellow. Every pigment, every resin, ages differently and causes chromatic shifts between the colors.

Available as NFTs at EXPANDED ART

Jurgen Ostarhild 2018 Damien Hirst SulfobromophthaleinJurgen Ostarhild 2018, Sulfobromophthalein, 
108 x 108 inches, 36 inch spot




Jurgen Ostarhild 2018 Damien Hirst Phe Val V2Jurgen Ostarhild 2018, Phe-Val, 
90 x 90 inches, 18 inch spot




Jurgen Ostarhild 2018 Damien Hirst DicaprinJurgen Ostarhild 2018, Dicaprin,
52 x 60 in, 4 inch spot

Jurgen Ostarhild 2018 Damien Hirst Ethyl EsterJurgen Ostarhild 2018, Oleic Acid Ethyl Ester, 
48 x 48 inches, 48 inch spot



Jurgen Ostarhild 2018 Damien Hirst Abalone Acetone PowderJurgen Ostarhild 2018, Abalone Acetone Powder,
22,8 x 24,4 inches