The Schizophrenogensis Explores Drugs and Mental Illness

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Oct 11, 2014
References: damienhirst & highsnobiety
Schizophrenogensis is the title of Damien Hirst's latest exhibition, currently on display in London's Paul Stolper Gallery.

This is not Hirst's first project to explore the pharmaceutical industry. Previrously, Hirst designed the Cathedral Collection, a jewelry collection in which every piece was shaped in the form of pills. Because what's more glamorous than a diamond-encrusted cluster of Vicodin?

This installation is a little less compact that those pieces, featuring life-size replicas of pills, pill boxes and syringes. Those who are interested in decorating their homes with pharmaceutical art will be delighted to know that prints and sculpture versions of Hirst's work is available for purchase. While I can't explain the British designer's fixation on drug dependency and mental illness, his pieces are nonetheless incredibly thought-provoking.