Peter Doig
Paragon by Peter Doig
2005 / 2008


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Peter Doig


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2005 / 2008
Paragon by Peter Doig
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Background Information about Peter Doig

Peter Doig is a mix master. The scenes in his prints Paragon and Curious are above all romantic. Lonely islands, mankind in his original state in harmony with nature? If it weren't for the colors. Doig's palette somewhat corrodes the all-too-slick level of meaning – strips the ideal-postcard aesthetic of its shine to reveal the layers below. These are more like daydreams, magically real and a bit mysterious with an imponderable component.

Unfathomable are also the influences exacted on the far-traveled Brit. He cites van Gogh, Munch, Edward Hopper, and the impressionists; he mixes painting techniques and takes his motives from wherever he can: from photography, film, and the history of painting with a good helping from his own childhood. It's about the mix, and the mix makes us think about where we stand in the postmodern world, surrounded by symbols and meanings.

Often named in the same breath as Luc Tuymans and Neo Rauch, Doig offers statements in the midst of the whir of media branding. His scenerios, what do they show? The peace before or after the storm of meaning?
1959born in Edinburgh, Scotland
spent his childhood in Trinidad, Canada and London, UK
1980-1983Wimbledon School of Art
1989-1990Chelsea School of Art, MA
1995-2000Trustee of Tate Gallery, London, UK
lives in Trinidad

Solo Exhibitions

2004Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
  Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany
2003Charley's Space Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Carré d'Art contemporain de Nîmes, France
2000Echo Lake Matrix, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri, USA
1999Version Kunsthaus, Glarus, Switzerland
1998Peter Doig: Blizzard seventy-seven, Kunsthalle Kiel, Germany
Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Germany
Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
1996Homely, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen, Germany

Group Exhibitions

2004Bearings: Landscapes from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
2003Days Like These Tate, Triennial Exhibition of Contemporary British Art, Tate Britain, London, UK
2002Lieber Maler, male mir… (Dear Painter, paint me), Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
2001Hier ist dort, Salzburger Kunstverein, Austria
2000Twisted: Urban and Visionary Landscapes in Contemporary Painting, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands
1997Alpenblick, Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
1996About Vision: New British Painting in the 1990s, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, UK
1994Here and Now, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
The Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Gallery, London, UK
Unbound: Possibilities in Painting, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1993Twelve Stars, Barbican Centre, London, UK
1991Barclays' Young Artist Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1982New Contemporaries, ICA, London, UK