Brooke Atherton + Peter Doig

 "I'm not trying to make paintings look like photos. I want to make paintings using photos as a reference, the way painters did when photography was first invented. ... I am always interested in what we miss when we try to focus on what we see. For example, when you take a photo you will always feel a bit disappointed after the exposure, because it's never representing what you perceived when you took it. ... In some way it is trying to find images that have some sort of resonance rather than meaning. ... I find a lot of work done 100 years ago more forward looking than what was done in the last ten years." - Peter Doig

“I’m not trying to make paintings look like photos. I want to make paintings using photos as a reference, the way painters did when photography was first invented. … I am always interested in what we miss when we try to focus on what we see. For example, when you take a photo you will always feel a bit disappointed after the exposure, because it’s never representing what you perceived when you took it. … In some way it is trying to find images that have some sort of resonance rather than meaning. … I find a lot of work done 100 years ago more forward looking than what was done in the last ten years.” – Peter Doig

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