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Born in Edinburgh and raised in Canada, Peter Doig returned to live and work in the UK in 1979. He is known for his large landscape paintings, shown at the Tate in 1994 when he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize. Doig often bases his work on found images, such as photographs, which he abstracts and personalises to stretch the idea of representation to the limit.

Works such as these etchings hover between being abstract marks and recognisable images. The restricted colour, inspired by the snowy landscapes of Canada, adds to the abstract character of the image.

August 2004