A new spin on painting with Damien Hirst
on Monday, 4 May 2020 13:00
Today, we’re launching a new augmented reality experience created in close collaboration with renowned artist, Damien Hirst. Inspired by his Spin paintings, this globally available Snapchat lens allows everyone to make their own spin paintings, right from home. Pour virtual paint as your canvas spins to make millions of possible creations.
Hirst first experimented with spin art in 1992 at his studio in Brixton, London, and began his Spin Painting series in 1994 while living in Berlin. At the first exhibition of Hirst’s machine-made spin drawings, visitors were invited to make their own drawings on a spin machine, democratising the experience of making art. Now, our community worldwide can try their hand at this iconic art through the lens of Snapchat’s camera.
We’ve also teamed up with Partners in Health on this experience to support their COVID-19 relief efforts. They’re a social justice organisation working to support vulnerable communities during the pandemic and provide care for millions of patients worldwide.
"It's amazing to be working with Snapchat on this totally mega spin art lens and making it possible for millions of people to make their own spin paintings right from their phones. I'm so happy that this partnership also supports Partners in Health, a brilliant and forward-thinking organisation that helps communities in developing countries around the world cope with the devastating impact of COVID-19." - Damien Hirst
When you’ve finished with your Snap, share to Our Story to contribute to a virtual gallery of everyone’s work. Together, you’ll make Snapchat an even more colourful place!