Peter Doig | the artist
Born 1959, Edinburg, Scotland.
Lives and works in London, UK, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
I started painting this idea of landscape in London via my memories of Canada, but that didnt happen for a long time, not until Id been in London for almost ten years. And they were filtered through found images. It was an escape to make these paintings in London, because what was outside the door was so different. The work became a different world. I guess thats always the case, but this was the excitement, trying to find this other place in my head. In Trinidad, the landscape is so present and powerful; its everywhere, even in Port of Spain. Id experienced this growing up in Canada, and here it hit me again.