The epic tale of the University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Printmaking Program. The Printmaking program is directed by Joel Elgin and features the odd collection of the many PrintFools who enroll, print and exist from semester to semester in the Shop of Tears.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Peter Doig

One of my new heros.... he moved to Trinidad.... one of my new goals

Paragon
2005 Etching 57 x 45.5 cm


Untitled plate (from 100 Years Ago)
2000-2001 Etching and aquatint, h: 47.4 x w: 32.5 in

House of Pictures, 2002
colour sugar lift and spite bite aquatint, drypoint and scrapping
image: 9.5 x 14.5

27 comments:

A said...

i really like this guy

Equally Glorious said...

Peter Doig work reminds me of one of my favorite medias -- WATERCOLOR!! I love it! I love his "ski jacket" -- very blurry but I love the affect as a ski jacket would be very blurry out in the winter wonderland!!

By the way -- is anyone as sick of this snow as I am ???

DaniL said...

^^Yes, Glorious, I most definitely am!!!

Doig's aquatints are fucking insane-that amount of control is pretty much incomprehensible, as far as his work that looks photographic. I loved the one with the tree and gate.

And just to give all a heads up so you don't think I'm dead or something-I'm actually missing class tomorrow *tear* But I've got a good reason, and a fantastic story behind it ;) See you all later!

libbyhansen said...

Very appropriate images for the weather. I feel connected to the images that are lake/Canada related. I love exploring areas such as these.

PS It never hurts to slow down - especially if it is to enjoy all of this beautiful snow!

NicholMarieShame said...

I am sick of winter all together! So while these images are interesting...Boo Winter!!! But, I did just take up skiing and I love it so YAY! Skiing images!

I am highly attracted to the textures in Peter Doig's works. "Ski Jacket" looks like a very physical piece.
Great Aquatinter!

lachness said...

Its incredible how well he portrays snow in his aquatints! His "Blizzard '77 really caught my eye as well as untitled with the snowboarder. I like how he breaks down his figures into simple intensities of aquatint..

Speaking of snow, I am stuck in Waukesha because of it right now!! So I will be missing tomorrow morning as well depending on how early the roads allow me to drive on them tomorrow!!

Bec★ said...

i really like his imagery and small but simple details in many of his ski prints. i really like "rosedale house." his aquatint is amazing!

i am going to pretend like its spring from here on out.

Sarah said...

Its a freaking winter wonderland outside!!!

Peter Doig's work is amazing. His control and detail of his works is impressive. The skating rink print is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Doig is a brilliant print hero indeed! Gorgeous contrast and compositional qualities. Also, incredible treatment of shapes and forms to convey space.---wish I was a fly on the wall of his studio in Trinidad...it would be incredibly interesting...Oh, and it would be warmer too.

Amber said...

wow! love his work. His aquatints are amazingly detailed. makes me want to get back to my intaglios! very nice imagery. I especially like his images of buildings and houses. really cool. i'm excited about him.

stupid ice/snow storm! i got stuck i madison until today! sorry i missed everyone in class. see you all wednesday!

Keriann said...

His work is really neat. I really enjoy his use of color, which also reminds me of water color. His use of space is interesting as well.

Meagan said...

wow I really love Blotter! I love the contrast from dark to light, and just the image looks a lot like a drawing, it really reminds me of a litho but it's not

kirky b said...

i wish i could make stuff like this.

Mallory_Heesch said...

Wow, I was really impressed by Rosedale House. Everything looks so realistic, but I'm especially impressed by the trees and how real they look! I've always struggled with drawing trees, so I can admire anyone that can pull it off well. He's got some cool stuff!

ellen said...

I really like some of his more detailed work, but the more abstract pieces are just beyond me. Some of the colors are really cool though.

Liv Radke said...

I am super excited. I am working on a print with water and I love seeing how others have made water work. I loved the simple reflection and the way that the clouds seem to be burnished out, gives a soft effect. I cannot wait, to get further on my plates!

Liv Radke said...

I am also excited for our Spring Break Theme day tomorrow! I want it to be spring break!

Jillian said...

That aquatint is nothing less than inspiring. I wonder what he was thinking when he was working on Canoe Lake-it's so moody compared to a lot of his other images. It's an almost painful, but still very beautiful image.

theviper said...

Joel,
in answer to your question. Yes, I did contact them once and expressed my interest. But finances and distance are weighing very heavily against my participation at the current point in time.

dyelsew30 said...

no more winter!!

his work in color is awesome... i like the dude in the boat

mao said...

wow...the aquatints are insane as danil said. The details are amazing.

I don't know if i detest the snow more or the super super cold weather. It feels like this is an eternity winter.

Bethany said...

Peter Doig's work is pretty neat.

& I am way excited to do an aquatint print.

DaniL said...

One more reminder, all of my brothers and sisters! VAGINA MONOLOGUES is this weekend!! Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in Graff Main Hall Auditorium. I hope you all can make it; it's going to be a great show! Wow, I'm using way too many exclamation points right now!

Anonymous said...

His aquatint is amazingly controlled I am amazed. The colors in the untitled print and the image is pretty neat as well.

willison said...

i can totally tell how he'd be a new hero of yours. i seriously thought some of his prints were photos, until i read etchings next to them. and his water, AMAZING! especially in "blotter" the ripples are unbelievable. i'm beyond impressed. what a hard thing to do. and the prints on the blog page are cool, but they don't do him justice.

stepho said...

The untitled plate really makes me wonder about the image. the body of the "person" really looks like a womans but the face is of a mans. Peter Doig really has control of the color that he uses to inhanse the image

britt luecke said...

I really like this guy's work it is amazing how realistic aome of his pieces are. I really love his piece Rosedale House...it looks so realistic and so detailed..they are all pretty cool though.