A Dutch artist living in New York City since 1983, Sjoerd Doting concentrates on cityscapes, interiors, and portraits. He has maintained a studio in Long Island City since 1990.
In his cityscapes Doting documents the changes in the urban landscape around him. He explores the dramatic nature of space, in which human presence is merely suggested. He works mostly from life: some works are produced entirely on site, others are based on sketches done on site, which he combines and reworks in his studio.
In the summer of 2001, Doting was awarded a residency in the Studioscape program on the 91st floor the World Trade Center, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Two WTC paintings shown here were recreated after the originals were destroyed on 9/11.
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interviews (in Dutch):
Nova, September 11, 2002. “11 September, Een Jaar Later” — interview by Twan Huys. (Doting segment starts at minute 20.)