Peter Doig

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Edited by: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Ulf Küster Texts by: Ulf Küster, Richard Shiff Graphic Design: Richard Pandiscio English November 2014, 176 Pages, 177 Ills. Hardcover 310mm x 279mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3869-9
| Exotic atmospheres, somnambulistic narratives: familiar yet haunting images poised between figuration and abstraction



The works of the British painter Peter Doig (* 1959 in Edinburgh), 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. (German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3868-2)

 

Exhibition: Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel 23.11.2014–22.3.2015