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Maxwell Doig’s Paintings Of The Figure Are Beautiful And Distinctive

| Art and design | February 21, 2013

Maxwell Doig Paintings Figure

Maxwell Doig‘s figurative paintings may seem, on initial inspection, to be rather straight forward representational compositions but look a little closer and you’ll soon realise that they’re alot more complex than that. Doig deals with the figure on a number of different levels; there is the beauty of the subject itself, the spatial relationship of the figure – which he illuminates through a distinctive use of light and tone – as well as his unconventional use of viewpoints and the clear differences between his soft, smooth figures and heavily textured backgrounds.

These compositions are the work of a man who has an armoury of painterly techniques that allow him to create contemplative ephemeral pictures that are timeless, his subjects living in a dream world of soft light and endless summers. Here’s what he had to say about what makes him tick:

In an age when everything is moving so fast, I’m interested in portraying stillness and quiet.

That says it all really. Stillness and quiet. Something we all desperately need.

 

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