Peter Doig

Born on April 12, 1959, in Edinburgh, Peter Doig is an english contemporary artist from Scotland.

Great scale painting, apart from any conceptual reference, and far from the american post-expressionism abstract art, Peter Doig's work is inspired by the German Romantics, by Munch's symbolism and by Hopper's naturalism.

Fascinated by the huge spaces where man and nature's link is constantly at stage, Peter Doig often paints wild, abandoned places, that man traverses, leaving a sign of his passage : empty canoes, seasonal workers' houses, solitary silhouettes in front of flotting hazes.

Since 2002, Peter Doig lives in Trinidad.