Peter Doig


ISBN: 9783775738699
Artist(s): Peter Doig
Author(s): Richard Shiff & Ulf Küster
Format: hardback
Year published: 2014
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Total Pages: 176
Illustrations: 115

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The works of the British painter Peter Doig, who divides his time between Trinidad, London, and New York, are densely atmospheric and sometimes uncanny. They are often based on found or private images, which the artist pieces together into dreamlike compositions full of melancholy and angst. Employing an unusual color palette and pos­sessing an immense sensitivity for his medium, Doig creates superb images, following in the footsteps of great masters such as Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard, and Henri Matisse.

This publication presents him as an artist with a conceptual practice—as a visual thinker who is not only fascinated by the history of painting but also the painting process itself. The large-format paintings and works on paper repro­duced in the volume allow the viewer to share Doig’s creative passion and his enthusiasm for the power of paint.

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