Stuart Jeffries talks to painter Peter Doig on the occasion of the upcoming exhibition Peter Doig: New Works at Michael Werner, London on view from September 27 - December 22, 2012.
Jeffries reports Doig's comment: " 'It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting? What's interesting about a perfect painting?' [Doig's] hero Munch never strove for perfection. 'In his paintings, every step of the way is there. It's corny to say it but each painting is like a diary. Another painting could have been leaning against it and marked it, and that mark would still be there.' "