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Famous Peter Doig Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous British
artist Peter Doig
born Peter Doig - Edinburgh, Scotland,
UK - 1959 / Lives Trinidad and Tobago
Famous Peter Doig paintings include mostly
landscapes. Doig is one of the most expensive
living artists in the world, with his paintings
fetching millions of dollars at auction.
+ I constantly have to negotiate with my doubts.
+ I'm not trying to make paintings look like photos.
I want to make paintings using photos as a reference,
the way painters did when photography was first
+ I am always interested in what we miss when
we try to focus on what we see. For example, when
you take a photo you will always feel a bit disappointed
after the exposure, because it's never representing
what you perceived when you took it.
+ I don't think my paintings are reactionary in
the way they look back. I hope they are about
looking forward. I believe in the future of art,
but not necessarily in the way it is told. I find
a lot of work done 100 years ago more forward
looking than what was done in the last ten years.
+ I also learned that you are affected by your
environment, even if you try not to be. Color,
light, that is because you want to do justice
to it and you also get excited by it. It doesn't
mean that I will do a city painting if I go back
+ In some way it is trying to find images that
have some sort of resonance rather than meaning.