PETER DOIG WORKS ON PAPER
This exhibition presents for the first time in North Texas the work of one of the most revered younger artists working today. Peter Doig’s recent works on paper demonstrate the artist’s technical expertise and beauty of drawing and painting that have garnered major international acclaim. One of the most adept artists of the last decade to introduce a new vigor into the genre of narrative painting, Doig often begins a work by piecing together and re-creating scenes from stock photographs, some of which he uses and re-uses in changing contexts and configurations. With vibrant color combinations and elaborate painting techniques like dripping and staining, the images Doig creates are tied to reality but have a haunting, hallucinatory beauty that seems to come from the realm of dreams. Drawn from international collections, this exhibition of nearly fifty works will be a rare chance to see Doig’s work, and an equally rare chance to view the work of one of today’s most important younger artists.
Listen to Peter Doig in conversation with Bruce Fergusson at the Art Gallery of Ontario.
The depiction of shapes and forms on a flat surface chiefly by means of lines although colour and shading may also be included. Materials most commonly used are pencil, ink, crayon, charcoal, chalk and pastel, although other materials, including paint, can be used in combination.
In a specialised sense this term refers to the portrayal of everyday life, and refers to painting; more broadly it means the subject types covered by an artist.
The 17th Century French Academy decreed that there were five main genres an artist should study. These were History, Portrait, Genre, Landscape and Still Life. History was considered the most important as it portrayed Man in his most noblest endeavours and in his relationship with God; Still Life the lowest as it dealt with the moribund and innate.
Work of art made with paint on a surface. Often the surface, also called a support, is a tightly stretched piece of canvas, paper or a wooden panel. Painting involves a wide range of techniques and materials, along with the artist's intellectual concerns effecting the content of a work.
Canada, Art Gallery Of Ontario
- 22 March 2006 − 18 June 2006
USA, The Gallery At Windsor
- 04 December 2005 − 01 March 2006
USA, Dallas, Museum Of Fine Arts
- 18 September 2005 − 20 November 2005