John Dougill
(clockwise from upper left)
Heaven and Earth; Probability; Traces; Tic Toc
all 2005
all oil on canvas
10 x 14 inches each
Courtesy of the artist;
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An inspirational teacher at the Royal College of Art, London, and Central Saint Martins from the sixties onwards, John Dougill's habitual and ( literally) self-effacing practice of reworking and updating each painting has led to too few sightings of his art... In a series of small paintings reviewing and recording the London cityscape as it modifies itself before his window, the present exists perpetually on the verge of dissolution..
New Paintings, April 2 - May 2, 2004, Studio 1.1, Shoreditch, London, UK]

             The work is about the sky that could once be seen through the window, and
             as the window became blocked what possible compensations there might be.
             At one time the view was expansive and often quite magical, and always one
             way. No one overlooked or could look back.

From John Dougill,
VIEW. Vista/Opinion, New Paintings, 2004. 

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