Peter Doig (b.1959) is a pioneering artist whose work has charted a
new direction in contemporary painting His paintings depict
atmospheric landscapes, sometimes glimpsed beneath washes of
hallucinogenic colour, at other times through nets of thickly
patterned marks Combining found images (including film stills,
album covers and newspaper clippings) with visions of his Canadian
childhood and landscapes from his studio in Trinidad, Doig has
created a painted world that is uniquely his own Educated in
London, his home for nearly twenty years, Doig continues to
influence the latest generation of London painters Doigs work has
never been presented in a monograph of this scope.
Ausstattung/Bilder: 2007. 158 p. w. 120 col. and 10 b&w. ill.
Best.Nr. des Verlages: 4504
Abmessung: 291mm x 252mm x 16mm
'Landscape painting, so often pronounced dead, comes back to ghostly life in the haunting and haunted scenes of Peter Doig. ... Doig's thickly textured surfaces depict places and moods that bring to mind the work of forebears such as Gauguin, Friedrich and Hopper.' The Independent, 23 March 2007
Adrian Searle is Chief Art Critic at the Guardian and a regular contributor to the El Cultural supplement of El Mundo, as well as an occasional writer of fiction. He has curated exhibitions for the Hayward Gallery, London, the Serpentine Gallery, London, and Reina Sofia, Madrid. He was an early champion of Peter Doig's work and has written on it extensively. Kitty Scott is Chief Curator at the Serpentine Gallery in London. Formerly Curator of Contemporary Art at the National Gallery of Canada (2000-6), Scott has also organized numerous exhibitions as an independent curator, including 'Peter Doig' for the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2001). Scott is a visiting professor on the Curatorial Practice course at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, and has written for such magazines as Canadian Art, Parachute and Parkett. Catherine Grenier is Chief Curator of the Contemporary Collections at the Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris, where she has organized such exhibitions as 'Los Angeles 1955-85: Birth of an art capital' (2006), 'Big Bang: Creation and destruction in twentieth-century art' (2005-6) and 'Les Annees Pop' (2001).