National Galleries of Scotland opens Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

. August 6, 2013

National Galleries of Scotland presents Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands an exhibition on view from 3 August – 3 November 2013.

Peter Doig, Cricket Painting (Paragrand), 2006-2012. Oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm., 118 x 78 3/4 inches. DOI 156/00. Courtesy of a private collection.

Peter Doig, Cricket Painting (Paragrand), 2006-2012. Oil on canvas, 300 x 200 cm., 118 x 78 3/4 inches. DOI 156/00. Courtesy of a private collection.

Peter Doig is one of the most internationally-renowned artists working today. Over a career of nearly three decades, Doig has reinvigorated the medium of painting. His inventive style, sensuous palette and suggestive imagery set him apart from the conceptualism dominating much of contemporary art. A willingness to take up the challenge still posed by the paintings of Gauguin, Matisse, Bonnard and Edward Hopper places him in a long line of great colourists, expressive handlers of paint and creators of richly textured worlds.

Doig’s first major exhibition in the country of his birth, No Foreign Lands showcases works created during the past ten years, much of which the artist spent in Trinidad. Often tropical in their subject matter, these are paintings of intense colour on a monumental scale.

Part of the Edinburgh Art Festival. www.nationalgalleries.org

Category: Fine Art

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