Peter Doig

Peter Doig is a contemporary Scottish painter, celebrated as one of the most important representational painters working today. His distinctive work is characterized by its equal focus on both landscapes and figures, melding art historical and personal reference along with painterly abstraction into distinctive, unostentatious compositions. By forming powerful and affecting snapshots of contemporary existence?such as a childhood ski trip or an orange canoe?Doig?s works are seemingly both categorical and antithetical to globalization. Fiercely eclectic, his paintings share no central formula, and instead function as parts of a whole that provide insight into his personal history and political ethos. ?I m not trying to make paintings look like photos,? he has said of his process. ?I want to make paintings using photos as a reference, the way painters did when photography was first invented.? Born on April 17, 1959 in Edinburgh, Scotland, he graduated from the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1990, and thereafter launched his artistic career when he received a Whitechapel Artist Prize. He has since held several solo exhibitions including those at the Tate Britain in London in 2008 and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 2014, and was nominated for a Turner Prize in 1994. Doig currently lives and works in Trinidad.
Number of evaluations: 3
Concept: 89.00
Artwork: 83.33
Relevancia Mundo del Arte: 75.00
Relevancia Sociedad: 69.00
Pure Taste indicator: 71.37
Cap-price of an original artwork A4 size: 4,395.69 Euros