These elements blur into one another, bringing to mind
a certain sense of speed; the paints must have been swept down (or up) the canvas in a single gesture while still wet (this "wet on wet" technique is a consistent feature of Frize's work).
Along this ring, a human skull moves very slowly, in circular fashion, presenting the viewer with the image of a memento mori, its reflections bringing to mind
the anamorphosis of Holbein's Ambassadors, 1533.
Bringing to mind
rigorous types like Gerhard Richter and Jeff Wall, as well as softies such as Richard Diebenkorn and David Hockney, Doig's crowd-pleasing canvases remain resolutely neither here nor there.