Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Cuadros -Maxwell Doig-

Maxwell Doig
Maxwell Doig

Cuadros de Maxwell Doig

Maxwell Doig
He was born in Huddersfield in 1966. He graduated from Manchester School of Art in 1988 with a BA (Honours) degree in Fine Art. Doig pursued his postgraduate studies in Fine Art at the Slade School of Art during 1988-90. He was awarded the prestigious Villiers David Prize in 1997. One of the most compelling aspects of Doig’s work is his predilection for unconventional viewpoints and unusual angles. These oblique viewpoints have a tendency to emphasise the stillness of the static solitary figures and subjects. There is no movement only quiet reflection or introspection. Doig is preoccupied with the human figure and its spatial relationship combined with the interplay of light and shade and his technique seeks to accentuate light, tone and texture. He builds up layers of paint onto the canvas then sands and scrapes back the impasto to create a surface which resembles the subject he is describing for example wood or concrete. The background surfaces have a bleached out dry quality closer to egg tempera than creamy oil paint. His work reflects all the hallmarks of craftsmanship and realism with an inventive and unique vision. He is a bold, gritty painter of unconventional compositions and stunning imagery executed with great skill and integrity. Doig’s paintings are found in public, private and corporate collections worldwide.

De la Albemarle Gallery

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