Thursday, June 18, 2009

Peter Doig

I am currently obsessed with this painting by Peter Doig. It has been projected on my mind for the last week, especially before I sleep. A healthy obsession at least! I think it is because I've been thinking a lot about the application of paint recently and love the thin washes. I also love the double image of the wings. Doig said his studio was leaking at the time and he let the rain water pour onto the canvas. I prefer to imagine this as an insect rather than 'Batman' though!


Peter Doig, Man Dressed as Bat, 2007
Oil on linen, 275 x 200 cm
Image © Peter Doig, Courtesy Gavin Brown enterprises, New York

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