Peter Doig – Foundation Beyeler

Pelican (Stag), 2003

 

The Fondation Beyeler presents an exhibition of Peter Doig‘s most important oil paintings and experimental works on paper, as well as a monumental new mural.

Doig, who was born in Edinburgh, grew up in Trinidad and Canada and now divides his time between Trinidad, London and New York, creates potently colourful works that primarily show people and architecture in landscapes of seductive beauty. Below the surface of this paradise lies a sense of melancholy, loneliness, tension and calamity. These pictures are memories of and yearnings for a wondrous dream world that seems strange and at the same time familiar to us. Peter Doig’s works have their starting point in private photographs and images from the media and movies, and combine pop culture and art history in an enigmatic fashion.

Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre, 2000-2002

 

100 Years Ago (Carrera), 2001

 

Foundation Beyeler – Baselstrasse 101, Basel
23 November 2014 – 22 March 2015