Peter Doig: Imaginary Places

16 Nov 2012 - 20 Jan 2013
Venue: Upper Gallery
Art

Peter Doig’s highly distinctive paintings have been exhibited in major museums and galleries worldwide to international acclaim.

Doig’s subjects are often sourced from film stills and photographs, emanating a quiet nostalgia. He records places at the fringes of normality, anonymous locations where the urban and natural worlds meet.

Doig is known for his innovative exploration of landscape. His work plunges the viewer into an unreliable world of reflections.

He invites us to consider the status of the people, places and events that populate his pictures, whether they exist in private or public realms, in personal or shared experiences. His rigorous approach to surface, texture and colour puts him among the most inventive painters of his generation, leaving a profound influence on young artists and contemporaries alike.

Doig has had major solo exhibitions around the world including Tate Britain (2008), Dallas Museum of Art (2005), Pinakothek Der Moderne, Munich (2004) and Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (1998). This is the first significant exhibition of his work in Northern Ireland.

Talk
29 November, 6pm
Catherine Lampert, Curator & Art Historian will discuss the significance of Peter Doig’s early works.