A quick after hours tour of the National Human Rights Day Exhibit. Thank you to the @nhrcqatar for putting together this wonderful night. We were fortunate to have great attendance. I enjoyed having conversations that went beyond the paintings to discuss the Human Rights issues that the images were about.
#PeterDoig is widely considered one of the most renowned contemporary figurative painters. Doig achieved his breakthrough in 1991 upon being awarded the prestigious Whitechapel Artist Prize.
Doig draws on personal memories and source imagery in his pursuit of exploring the slippage between reality, imagination and memory through painting. The material properties of paint and expressive possibilities of color thereby serve to approximate the foggy, inarticulate sensation of remembering. His practice maintains a thin and balanced line between landscape and figure, superimposing photographic imagery and memories, both real and imagined.