Peter Doig by Adrain SearlePeter Doig by Adrain Searle

Peter Doig

byAdrain Searle, Kitty Scott, Catherine Grenier

Paperback | January 1, 2007

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Whether painting a mysterious bearded figure floating on aflat wash of blue or a winter landscape glimpsed through a thick web ofbranches, PETER DOIG harnesses the materiality of his medium to create whathe calls abstractions of memories', distilling recollected sensations intofrozen moments, like scenes in a series of mysterious narratives.InGasthof zur Muldentalsperre (2000-2) two costumed figures standguard at a low stone wall while behind them a reservoir reflects atwinkling starry sky.The young man bundled up against the cold inBlotter (1993) contemplates his reflection in a frozen pond, whilein Red Boat (Imaginary Boys) (2004) six men in white shirts navigateupstream through a dense tropical landscape.Doig's work has been exhibited at the world's top museums, including TheMuseum of Modern Art in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and theNational Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, and has been selected forcontemporary art's most important international exhibitions, such as theSITE Santa Fe Biennial (2006), the Tate Terminal (2003 and 2006) and theVenice Biennale (2003).Although his work has had an enormous impact oncontemporary painting, paving the way for a whole generation ofidiosyncratic figurative painters, his painted worlds are without parallel. Raised in Canada, based in London for two decades and now living inTrinidad, Doig has tallied a wide range of references, not only geographic(from French modernist architecture to the ski slopes of Quebec) but alsoartistic (from Ernst Kirchner to Philip Guston) and musical (from punk tocalypso).Peter Doig is part of Contemporary Artists, a series ofauthoritative and extensively illustrated studies of today's most importantartists.Each title offers a comprehensive survey of an individualartist's work and a range of art writing contributed by an internationalspectrum of authors, all leading figures in their fields, from art historyand criticism to philosophy, cultural theory and fiction.Each studyprovides incisive analysis and multiple perspectives on contemporary artand its inspiration.These are essential source books for everyoneconcerned with art today.
Title:Peter DoigFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 0.65 inPublished:January 1, 2007Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714845043

ISBN - 13:9780714845043

Appropriate for ages: 13