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The Peter Doig exhibition 2020, Tokyo

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  • Peter Doig

    26 February – 14 June 2020
    The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

     

    This exhibition is entirely about the celebrated Scottish contemporary painter, Peter Doig.

    His long-awaited, first solo exhibition in Japan will bring together approximately seventy paintings by the artist.

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Gasthof zur Muldentalsperre, 2000-02, Oil on canvas, 196 x 296 cm
    ©Peter Doig. The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal, 2003. 433. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    Highlights of the Peter Doig Exhibition

    Romantic and mysterious. The work of Peter Doig (born in 1959) has fascinated audiences around the world.

    He incorporates into his art a rich variety of images, which include: compositions and motifs of modern artists such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse and Munch; scenes from movies and advertising graphics; and landscapes of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago where he has lived.

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Swamped, 1990, Oil on canvas, 197 x 241 cm
    ©Peter Doig. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Lapeyrouse Walll, 2004, Oil on canvas, 200 x 250.5 cm
    ©Peter Doig. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Anna Marie and Robert F. Shapiro in honor of Kynaston McShine, 2004. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Ski Jacket, 1994, Oil on canvas, 295 x 351 cm
    ©Peter Doig. Tate: Purchased with assistance from Evelyn, Lady Downshire’s Trust Fund 1995. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Stranger Than Paradise, 2011, Oil on paper, 93.5 x 61.5 cm
    ©Peter Doig. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    His works are diverse and imbued with enigmatic, potent meanings.

    Persons in swimwear lie on an evening beach, but the scene is painted in somber shades with an “unsettling” ambiguity…

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Nightbathers, 2019, Oil on linen, 200 x 275 cm
    ©Peter Doig. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    A lion walks in front of the prison of Trinidad and Tobago, while a ghostly figure wanders out as though guided by it…

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Rain in the Port of Spain (White Oak), 2015, Distemper on linen, 301 x 352 cm
    ©Peter Doig. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    A muscular man standing on a paradisiacal beach, while a man is dying behind…

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Red Man (Sings Calypso), 2017, Oil on linen, 295 x 195 cm
    ©Peter Doig. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    Such motifs add depth to his work, inviting a deep dive into his universe of symbols.

    At the Tokyo exhibition, Peter Doig’s works from his early oils to latest oeuvres will be shown to the public.

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Young Bean Farmer, 1991, Oil on canvas, 186 x 199 cm
    ©Peter Doig. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

    ピーター・ドイグ展 東京国立近代美術館

    Blotter, 1993, Oil on canvas, 249 x 199 cm<
    ©Peter Doig. National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, Presented by the John Moores Family Trust 1993. All rights reserved, DACS & JASPAR 2020 C3120

     

    Peter Doig will give a talk

    The artist will come to Japan and give a talk during the exhibition.

    【Date】1 March (Sun) 1:30 – 3 pm
    【Place】Auditorium in the basement (the site will open 30 min before the talk)
    【Guest speaker】Masatsugu Ono (novelist)

    * A numbered ticket is required (pick up at the counter on the first floor from 10 am. Up to 130 people. First come, first served).
    *Free admission for ticket holders of the exhibition.

* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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