Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs spoke at Falmouth University’s Woodlane Campus on Saturday 26 May. They have known each other since the early 1990s and talked about their shared histories – as artists, friends, and curators – through the agency of a selection of Peter Doig’s works made over the course of his three-decade career.
Peter Doig and Matthew Higgs came to Cornwall for an exhibition of paintings by Denzil Forrester that they jointly curated at the Jackson Foundation in St Just. From Trenchtown to Porthtowan presented paintings made throughout Forrester’s career, from large-scale works made in London’s dub reggae clubs in the 1980s to recent paintings made since he moved to Cornwall in 2016.
Peter Doig is a contemporary artist, celebrated as one of the most important representational painters working today. Matthew Higgs is an English artist, curator, writer and publisher. He is currently Director of the influential contemporary art space White Columns in New York.
This Groundwork event was hosted by Falmouth School of Art and recorded by Will Elliot.