- Peter Doig born 1959
- Photo-etching, aquatint and etching on paper
- Image: 440 × 761 mm
- Presented by the artist in honour of Sir Nicholas Serota 2018
This large group of fifty-two etchings, including three portfolios, represents the full span of Doig’s career, style evolution and treatment of subject matter from his childhood in Canada to the bars and beaches of the Caribbean.
Printmaking has been a central element of his practice since he was a student on the foundation course at Wimbledon School of Art in the 1970s. His multilayered approach to painting typically begins with material sourced from magazines, photographs he has taken himself, or newspapers and postcards which he then photocopies, cuts up and collages, often painting and drawing directly onto the new surface. He has referred to printmaking as a process of cataloguing previous works and the act of making each print acts as yet another part in the constant cycle of image making and remaking which lies at the core of his practice.
Adrian Searle et al., Peter Doig, London 2007.
Judith Nesbitt, Peter Doig, exhibition catalogue, Tate Britain, London 2008.
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