Peter Doig

1959 (Edimbourg (Ecosse))
Living in : Trinidad
Working in : Trinidad

Distancing the subject like film impressing the screen, Doig covers his images with a kind of filter, giving them the appearance of things both seen and dreamed. "My figures seem to disappear as you approach them. The closer you get, the less you see. Seeking to represent the very movement of the eye, he fights against the immobility of the plane and the canvas by using all the sparkles, drips, stains, spatters and other melting textures of oil paint. The inanimate image then comes to life as a sequence of shapes and colours. "I try to achieve a constantly changing representation, which is constantly changing into a different image. Because the eye never sees a still image. "

Artist's issues

Issue 63

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