MAXWELL DOIG

15 Fe­bru­ary – 10 March

Country Life Every Week - - News - John Rus­sell Tay­lor

The art of Maxwell Doig is im­me­di­ately recog­nis­able as his, not only be­cause of his very in­di­vid­ual de­ploy­ment of var­i­ous painterly tech­niques, but also, pri­mar­ily in­deed, be­cause of his dis­tinc­tive vi­sion. Such skill in purely representational paint­ing is rare in­deed these days, but what makes Doig stand out is his vi­sions of life it­self. As he puts it, “In an age when ev­ery­thing is mov­ing so fast, I’m in­ter­ested in por­tray­ing still­ness and quiet” And who, in the light of Ver­meer and Ham­mer­shoi, can ar­gue with that?

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