Last chance: Peter Doig

In The Brooklyn Rail, Greg Lindquist looks at Peter Doig’s new large-scale paintings, which are up until tomorrow at Gavin Brown and Michael Werner. “While Doig’s current work reflects his recent relocation to Trinidad and the unaccustomed imagery this has inspired, the paintings lack material presence. The canvases in these galleries are murky, thin (the … read more… “Last chance: Peter Doig”

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7 painters tell us their secrets

Next week the 25th winner of the John Moores Painting Prize, the UK’s largest contemporary painting competition with a first prize of £25,000 and total fund of over £35,000, will be announced. The Times’ Nancy Durrant rounded up seven leading painters, including former winner Peter Doig, to “reveal the secrets of their work.“ Peter Doig: … read more… “7 painters tell us their secrets”

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Doig retrospective opens in London

Using photographic images from newspapers or snapshots as a starting point, Peter Doig recasts everyday imagery to make imaginary landscapes and figure scenes. All are imbued with a strong sense of atmosphere – his figures seem out of time, and his landscapes possessed of a strange, haunting presence. (See images of his work at Werner … read more… “Doig retrospective opens in London”

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Finding painting’s pulse

In Smithsonian Magazine, Paul Trachtman looks at contemporary painting and reports a renewed belief in the medium. “In recent years, a number of painters have begun reaching back to the roots of modern art to find new modes of expression. They are mixing the human figure and other recognizable forms with elements of abstraction and … read more… “Finding painting’s pulse”

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