Peter Doig - Quotes

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I would never finish a painting if I didn't have a deadline. ---->>>

I do feel Scottish in some way. Maybe it's to do with visiting my grandparents here every summer as a child, but I am aware of my Scottish ancestry. It's there all right, but it would be pushing it to label me a Scottish painter. Or, indeed, an anywhere painter. ---->>>

It's still an escape for me, painting, so it also takes me elsewhere. I don't think I would do it otherwise. ---->>>

Painting becomes interesting when it becomes timeless. ---->>>

If you are someone like Jeff Koons, and you have to work out how to make a big chrome heart or something, then there are lots of people and a big production involved. The money is more natural somehow. For me, I am just on my own in the studio, trying to make things work. One thing is sure: it doesn't make painting any easier. ---->>>

It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting? What's interesting about a perfect painting? ---->>>

What is bad painting? Picabia made some deliberately bad paintings, but they were by him, so great in a way. ---->>>

I think if I was Trinidadian, I would latch more on to the myths and romanticise the place more. I don't think it's my place to do that - they're not really mine. I'm an outsider. ---->>>

You cannot just be working in a vast, air-conditioned loft space and think you are going to make a decent painting. Francis Bacon had a special studio built, and he felt completely emasculated in there. I have to be somewhere comfortable. ---->>>

As an artist, you are aware there is this strange money market out there, but you have no sense of how it works. ---->>>

I don't think money can help you become a better painter, for sure. You can have all the studios you want; it won't help you make a better painting. ---->>>

I love Trinidad and I love living there, but it's quite harsh. ---->>>

I've always been an outsider. Even in London. If I returned to Scotland, I'd feel a complete foreigner. ---->>>

When I was growing up, I never felt that I belonged anywhere because we never lived in a house for more than three months. That's all I knew, and that's why I don't really belong anywhere. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Scottish
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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Occupation: Artist
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Peter Doig ( DOYG; born 17 April 1959) is a Scottish painter. One of the most renowned living figurative painters, he has settled in Trinidad since 2002. In 2007, his painting White Canoe sold at Sotheby's for $11.3 million, then an auction record for a living European artist. In February 2013, his painting, The Architect's Home in the Ravine, sold for $12 million at a London auction (wikipedia)