Published by Koenig Books. Text by Milovan Farronato, Richard Shiff.
This exquisitely designed monograph of new works by Scottish painter Peter Doig (born 1959) is published for an exhibition at the Palazzetto Tito, Venice, at which Doig debuted recent large-scale and small-scale works. This slim volume, with its printed slipcase, vellum jacket, five gatefold pages and superb reproductions printed on a substantial paper that allows the images to really shine, shows the intimate, quiet but colorful intensity of Doig's art to great effect. The imagery in the new works is diverse, drawing on private and found visual sources, and sometimes repeating (as in the image of the lion that appears on the book's jacket). The book documents the Palazzetto Tito exhibition with shots of the works installed in the Palazzetto's beautiful historic rooms alongside reproductions of the paintings.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Edited by Ulf Küster. Text by Ulf Küster, Richard Shiff.
The works of the 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 visual material, which the artist pieces together in dreamlike compositions suffused with melancholy and angst. Employing an unusual color palette and possessing an immense sensitivity for his medium, Doig follows in the footsteps of masters such as Paul Gauguin, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse. This publication presents Doig as an artist with a conceptual practice, a visual thinker who is not only fascinated by the history of painting but also the process of painting itself. The large-format paintings and works on paper reproduced in this volume, selected from Doig's entire career, allow the viewer to share his creative passion and his enthusiasm for the power of painting. Born in Edinburgh in 1959, Peter Doig was raised in Canada and spent two decades in London before moving to Trinidad. Doig graduated from St. Martin's School of Art in 1983 and the Chelsea School of Art in 1990. Hovering between abstraction and figuration and rendered in a rich, sometimes anti-naturalistic color palette, Doig's sumptuous paintings are loved by both critics and collectors alike. Doig was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994 and his work was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. The artist made headlines in February 2013 when his painting "The Architect's Home in the Ravine" sold for $12,000,000 at a London auction, breaking his previous record.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Text by Hilton Als, Stéphane Aquin, Keith Hartley. Interview by Angus Cook.
Peter Doig is well known for the exotic atmospheres and dreamy narratives that appear in his work. With an uncommonly rich color palette and a unique material sensibility, he has created some of the most resonant and evocative images in contemporary painting, placing him among the most inventive painters working today. But, as this extensive volume makes clear, he is also a sophisticated visual thinker, endlessly preoccupied with the process and history of painting. No Foreign Lands is the first publication to examine in depth the conceptual underpinnings of Doig’s oeuvre. Particular attention is given to the importance of motifs, themes and variations in his work, explored in over 200 paintings and works on paper from the past 13 years, among them new works never before published.Born in Edinburgh in 1959, Peter Doig was raised in Canada and spent two decades in London before moving to Trinidad, where he now lives and works. Doig graduated from St. Martin’s School of Art in 1983 and the Chelsea School of Art in 1990. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994, and was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial. In February 2013, his painting "The Architect’s Home in the Ravine" sold for $12,000,000 at a London auction. The exhibition No Foreign Lands, which opened at the Scottish National Gallery before traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, showcases works created during the past ten years, much of which the artist spent in Trinidad. The Independent called the exhibition "a thrilling show," and The Observer praised it as "mesmerizing."
Published by Tate/D.A.P.. Edited by Judith Nesbitt. Essay by Richard Shiff.
Peter Doig’s highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide to international acclaim. Developed from film stills, footage of actual events or photographs of urban and rural environments, Doig’s paintings emanate a quiet nostalgia, triggering the lingering sense of a long forgotten memory. His work often deals with subjects at the fringes of normality, peripheral or marginal sites, unnamed places where the urban and natural worlds collide. Doig is known for his innovative exploration of the formal and thematic possibilities of landscape. In each work, he seeks to create an atmosphere that will draw the viewer into an intense and sometimes disorienting perceptual experience. His rigorous approach to surface, texture and color puts him among the most inventive painters of his generation--leaving a profound influence on young artists and contemporaries alike. Published to accompany Doig’s major European traveling retrospective originating at Tate Britain, this extremely satisfying and lavishly illustrated book provides a comprehensive account of the artist’s practice over two decades of extraordinary achievement. It is the most thorough overview of his work to date. With an essay by art historian Richard Shiff, an introduction by Tate curator Judith Nesbitt and an illuminating conversation between Doig and his friend, the artist Chris Ofili, this is an enlightening survey of one of the most influential painters at work today. Born in Edinburgh in 1959, Peter Doig was raised in Canada and spent two decades in London before moving to Trinidad, where he now lives and works. Doig graduated from St. Martins School of Art in 1983 and the Chelsea School of Art in 1990. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994, and was included in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Text by Rudi Fuchs, Hans-Werner Schmidt.
This small but excellent collection of early drawings, collages and paintings by Peter Doig, most of which have never been published before, by and large documents Doig's journey through the United States, at the age of 23, in the summer of 1982. Motifs include westerns, road movies and the urban metropolis.
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Nicholas Laughlin and Alice Koegel. Foreword by Kasper Kànig.
Doig, whose smart, dark figurative painting saw him nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994, lives and works in Trinidad. He and the artist Che Lovelace run a small private cinema there, StudioFilmClub. This series of posters for movies they've shown includes paintings that refer to key scenes, quote original movie posters, and weave in broader associations with the films' content.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 142 pgs / 115 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 1/1/2006 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2006 p. 147
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883759418TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Walther König, Köln. Essays by Bernhard Schwenk and Hilke Wagner.
Peter Doig paints without wanting to depict nature. Instead, his models from photography, film, books, and other media offer room for the viewer's ideas. Somehow, conspicuous citations of the individual and partly identifiable motifs produce an expressive force manifested in the final paintings. His recent work from Trinidad & Tobago is presented for the first time in this volume.
PUBLISHER Walther König, Köln
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9.5 x 12.75 in. / 96 pgs / 53 color
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/15/2004 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 134
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783883758336SDNR30 List Price: $45.00 CDN $55.00
Published by Hatje Cantz. Essay by Paula Van den Bosch.
Viewers of a picture by Peter Doig usually experience the vague sensation of having seen a similar motif somewhere else before. This is due to the fact that Doig bases most of his pictorial compositions on models taken from the flood of media images that saturate us daily, appropriating quotations from record covers, sequences from horror movies or citations from art history. Doig's oil paintings--"harmless" only at first glance--come in alienating colors with strongly atmospheric effects. Stylistically composed of sampled painting methods, they present a thoroughly unnerving picture of nature. Doig helps himself freely to the collective archive of images, irritating his viewers by refusing to spell out what the picture is precisely about or where it takes place. His eerily familiar mountain landscapes, forest and ocean works, with their scattered human figures, seem to depict dream sequences or snapshots from stories which are bound to end badly. Published in conjunction with the Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht.