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  • Peter Doig Pelican 2004 painting of a beach and tropical tress with a male figure carrying a fishing net

    Peter Doig
    Pelican 2004
    Oil on canvas

    Photo: Jochen Littkemann
    Private collection, Munich, courtesy CFA, Berlin
    © The artist

  • Peter Doig Stag 2002 to 2005

    Peter Doig
    Stag 2002–5
    Oil on canvas

    Photo: Jochen Littkemann
    Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg
    © The artist 

These recent works were made in Trinidad where Doig has lived since 2002. Landscape and the figure continue to be the focus of Doig’s paintings though now combined in ever more strange configurations. As always, the artist’s idea for a painting is stimulated by incidental, everyday, details that he has noticed and photographed: deriving from disparate visual sources that may superficially connect to Trinidadian subjects. Whatever his starting point, the motif is filtered through multiple studies, and is subject to continual change driven unpredictably by what happens when the paint is applied to the canvas.