Peter Doig’s Classical New Paintings Are Tinged With Dreamlike Unease—See Them Here

Show of the Day: “Peter Doig” is on view at Michael Werner, London.

Peter Doig, Two Trees (2017). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

 PETER DOIG

Michael Werner, London

What the Gallery Says: Not much! Michael Werner Gallery, London is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Peter Doig. This is the artist’s first exhibition of new works in London since 2012.”

Why It’s Worth a Look: Doig’s haunting, almost classical, new paintings capture the anxiety of contemporary life, juxtaposing apparently dreamlike and pleasant scenery with a latent, potentially much darker, reality.

What It Looks Like:

Peter Doig, Installation shot, courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Installation shot, courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Red Man (Singing Calypso) (2017). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Street Scene (2017). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, City Block (2017). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Red Man (2017). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Untitled (2015). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Carnival Hat (2015). Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

Peter Doig, Installation shot, courtesy Michael Werner Gallery New York and London.

“Peter Doig” is on view through February 17, 2018.

Michael Werner is located at 22 Upper Brook Street, London W1K 7PZ.


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