Peter Doig, Reflection (What Does Your Soul Look Like?), 1996, oil on canvas, 116 x 78 3/4".


Peter Doig

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
July 25, 2013–January 11, 2009

Tate Britain
February 5–April 27, 2008

Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 avenue du Président Wilson
May 26–September 14, 2008

Curated by Judith Nesbitt

Peter Doig coaxes a languid air from tremulous surfaces, and this may make him closer to the painters of the 1890s than to those of the 1990s, the decade in which he emerged. His slow unspooling of color and the ambling specificity of his touch are easily lost in reproductions but will be abundantly evident in this survey of more than fifty paintings and related drawings from the past two decades. The catalogue features essays by Tate Britain's Judith Nesbitt and art historian Richard Schiff, supplemented by an ample selection of Doig's photographic sources, which promises to reveal the true extent of his painterly transmutations. Travels to the ARC/Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 26–Sept. 14; Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Oct. 8, 2008–Jan. 11, 2009.