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Peter Doig

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Raised in Canada and now living in Trinidad, during the two decades he spent in London Peter Doig (b. 1959) emerged as one of Britain's most influential painters. Bringing together disparate visual references in an otherworldly visual space, Doig's artworks never the less belong to a landscape painting tradition that dates back to the nineteenth century. His visionary canvases, with their hallucinogenic colours and heavily textured surfaces, have helped spark contemporary art's resurgent interest in idiosyncratic figurative painting. Peter Doig is represented by Victoria Miro, London; Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin; Michael Werner, New York; and Gavin Brown, New York.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 250 x 288 x 20mm | 997.91g
  • Phaidon Press Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 col., 10 b&w ill.
  • 0714845043
  • 9780714845043
  • 89,185

About Adrian Searle

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).show more

Review quote

"Landscape painting, so often pronounced dead, comes back to ghostly life in the haunting and haunted scenes of Peter Doig."-The Independent "As part of Phaidon's Contemporary Artists series, Peter Doig provides a comprehensive look at the artist's oeuvre."-Men's Vogue On the Contemporary Artists Series "The boldest, best executed, and most far-reaching publishing project devoted to contemporary art. These books will revolutionize the way contemporary art is presented and written about."-Artforum "The combination of intelligent analysis, personal insight, useful facts and plentiful pictures is a superb format invaluable for specialists but also interesting for casual readers, it makes these books a must for the library of anyone who cares about contemporary art."-Time Out "A unique series of informative monographs on individual artists."-The Sunday Times "Gives the reader the impression of a personal encounter with the artists. Apart from the writing which is lucid and illuminating, it is undoubtedly the wealth of lavish illustrations which makes looking at these books a satisfying entertainment."-The Art Bookshow more

Review Text

Whether painting a mysterious bearded figure floating on a flat wash of blue or a winter landscape glimpsed through a thick web of branches, Peter Doig harnesses the materiality of his medium to create what he calls 'abstractions of memories', distilling recollected sensations into moments of pure sentience. This title explores his works.show more

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