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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 pos-sessing 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 repro-duced 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

 

Details

ISBN: 9783775738699
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 176
Publication Date: 7 Dec 2014
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Publication City, Country: Ostfildern, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 27.4(H) x 30.5(L)
Weight (gm): 1630

 

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