Peter Doig

1959 · United Kingdom

Artist biography

Peter Doig is an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United Kingdom. Peter Doig was born in 1959. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Lubaina Himid, Anish Kapoor and John Akomfrah.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Peter Doig's work is on display in several galleries around the world, in countries such as the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States. Galleries include Sims Reed Gallery in the United Kingdom, Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Rome in Italy, as well as Gavin Brown's Enterprise | Harlem in the United States. Peter Doig most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Michael Werner | London in the United Kingdom with the exhibition Paintings. The exhibition was open from 05 September 2019 until 15 November 2019. Peter Doig's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions; Stützmappe (25 April 2019 - 04 June 2019) at BORCHs Butik in Denmark and (Self)Portraits (22 February 2020 - 18 July 2020) at Parkett Exhibition Space | Zurich in Switzerland. Peter Doig's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Under the Night Sky and took place at Albertz Benda in New York, the United States from the 25 October 2018 to 15 December 2018.

Peter Doig in private collections

On Artland Peter Doig's artworks can be found in the collection of Andy Wicks and Ib Bondebjerg, who for instance also has works by other artists including Michele Gabriele, Ruth Asawa, and Choi Jun Kun.

Historical Context of United Kingdom

Britain has been a crucial hub for artistic production for centuries. While it accumulated considerable wealth from colonisation and the ascent of its Empire, it was also unsheltered from the cultural influences of other countries and continents. In the contemporary era, Britain had been significantly eclipsed by the status of its European neighbours on one side, and of the United States on the other. But towards the end of the nineteenth century, Britain became an important focal point in the development of the avant-garde. This includes the Arts and Crafts Movement, a major movement paving the way for artist-led organisations, groups and organisational co-operative types that would later develop into a template of sorts for bohemian artists movements of the Twentieth Century. Ground-breaking artistic movements that characterize British modernism include for instance Vorticism, involving artists part of the Bloomsbury group. Some notable British artists of the modern and contemporary era include Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Leon Kossoff, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Paula Rego - and in more recent years the YBA generation led by Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Chris Ofili and others.

Further Biographical Context for Peter Doig

Born in 1959, Peter Doig grew up during the 1970s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of the time. The 1970s were a period of consolidation and progress in the arts, most often characterised as a response to the dominant tensions of the preceding decade. Conceptual art developed as a key movement, a partial evolution of and response to minimalism. Land Art took the works of art into the expansive outdoors, taking creative production away from commodities and looking to engage with the earliest ideas of environmentalism. Process art combined elements of conceptualism with other formal considerations, creating esoteric and experimental bodies of work. Expressive figurative painting began to regain importance for the first time since the decline of Abstract Expressionism twenty years prior, especially in Germany where Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer, Georg Baselitz became highly influential figures worldwide. A number of the artists who gained fame and successful in the 1960s remained dominant figures. For example, Andy Warhol branched out into film and magazine publishing, the first kind of pan cultural activity for a visual artist. This secured his reputation as a globally renowned celebrity in his own right. International movements gained prominence included feminism, which translated strongly into the visual culture, and photorealism which had begun in the 1960s and enjoyed momentous commercial and critical success. For the first time painters and sculptors from Latin America were embraced by the leading critical and institutional levers in New York.

Peter Doig

  • Artworks in Collections 2
  • Exhibitions 11

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