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Image  |  Peter Doig
Late last summer saw the opening of Peter Doig's survey show at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh. This was first major retrospective in Scotland for the former Turner prize nominated artist and something of a homecoming for the Scottish-born Doig whose primary residence for the last 11 years has been Trinidad and Tobago.

Doig's paintings encapsulate a dreamlike world suspended between memory and fantasy, but are full of symbolism including cultural and childhood references.  All of the works in the exhibition were made since his move to Trinidad in 2002 and it is evident that his relocation directly impacted his art as it now reflects the country's luxuriant vegetation, heat and colour - a far cry from his earlier claustrophobic compositions of dense forests and falling snow.  For the show, he exhibited paintings which were often haunting renditions of lone figures in landscapes or boats adrift.

Images  |  Peter Doig


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