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.
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