The most frequent subjects of UK artist maxwell Doig are isolated figures on wonderfully textural backgrounds.
The figures seem isolated both in the compositional sense and in the feeling of emotional detachment; they are often absorbed in their own interests. Though obviously posed, frequently in repeated positions, they seem oblivious to both the artist and observer.
Doig also occasionally paints other subjects, though after seeing several of his figures, the other subjects feel oddly like backgrounds with the figures missing, an eerie feeling.
The artists most often lists his materials as “mixed media”, which appear to me to likely be acrylic or watercolor with gouache, and perhaps touches of pastel or colored pencil.
Doig is represented by the Albemarle Gallery in London.
[Via Artist A Day]