Peter Doig is a renowned figurative painter probably best known for his disorienting paintings of buildings and landscapes. Doig paints from his own photographic sources or film stills and images from newspapers and magazines.Read More
Doig draws from memories of his childhood spent in Canada to construct nostalgic scenes of ski-trips and nature that pay equal attention to both figures and landscapes. His paintings, though representative of realities, invite viewers to question whether his subject matter is gathered from public realms or personal or shared experiences. Doig’s progression from natural, largely uninhabited, landscapes to populated architectural scenes reflect on the same physical progressions of modern civilization.
Nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994, Doig received the Prix Elliette von Karajin the same year and was later awarded the Wolfgang Hahn Prize of the Society for Modern Art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne in 2008. Solo exhibitions of Doig’s work have been held at Tate Britain, London (2008); the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (2014); and Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig (2006). His work is held in major collections both public and private around the world.
Peter Doig who was born in Scotland now lives and works in Trinidad.
A rare and beautiful Trinidad moment is happening in three New York City galleries. It started on Wednesday night when Chris Ofili opened with his brave and profound new work at David Zwirner on 19th
Faurschou Foundation Beijing is presenting the first solo exhibition in China dedicated to Scottish artist Peter Doig (b. 1959, Edinburgh), one of today's most significant painters. Entitled _Cabins a
Peter Doig's Rosedale (1991), an exceptional early work, is appearing at auction for the first time with Phillips. The work is now on view at 450 Park Avenue in New York in advance of the auction ho
In a 2015 interview, Derek Walcott modestly described his work in progress as ‘a book about a painter’, suggesting that the resulting work would have the modest purposes of a conventional art book. (‘