Weng Contemporary


Blotter-Peter Doig-1

Part of the portfolio, Ten Etching, this aquatint refers to the painting 'Blotter', which won first prize in John Moores 18, 1993. This was a turning point in Peter Doig´s career and the painting was sold than in 2007 in auction for £5.7m, a price that briefly made him Europe's most expensive living artist. Based on a photograph of the artist’s brother standing on a frozen pond in Canada, the actual subject of the aquatint is the surrounding landscape numbing down the human presence.

“ The title refers to (amongst other things) the notion of one's being absorbed into a place or landscape, and to the process through which the painting developed: soaking paint into the canvas. „

Peter Doig