Peter Doig is regarded as one of today’s most crucial and internationally influential artists. Presenting 50 paintings and a group of works on paper, the Schirn offers a comprehensive overview of the artist’s achievements in the past twenty years. One focus of the exhibition will be on works he created in Trinidad within the last five years.
Though Doig’s pictures relate to the history of painting on the one hand, they are firmly anchored in present-day life on the other. He often uses travel brochures, newspaper photographs, film stills, or private snapshots as a point of departure. These elements reflect the changing surroundings and societies in which the artist has lived: the frozen lakes of his childhood in Canada, the shimmering metropolis of London, and, most recently, the Caribbean landscapes and urban sceneries of Port of Spain on the island of Trinidad. Memories, biographical moments, popular pictures, and narrated stories congeal to form dreamlike sequences in his paintings whose peace seems to be a very precarious one.
Peter Doig, Two Students, 2008
Kunstdruck (Giclée-Print), 73 x 57 cm,
Auflage 500, vorderseitig signiert und nummeriert,