Peter Doig was born in Edinburgh, lives in Trinidad, incorporates Canadian landscapes into his works and is currently exhibiting at the Saatchi Gallery in London. But Doig cannot be called a simple painter of landscapes, as evidenced by Concrete Cabin, which borrows from architect Le Corbusier to create what is most likely (but not necessarily limited to) an imaginary landscape. Doig works with photographs, stills from films and news footage to layer imagery onto the paintings, adding dimension and altering their identities. There is something dreamlike about Doig’s works, like images of distant memories.
Artist: Peter Doig
Peter Doig closes June 27 at the Saatchi Gallery in London.