British, born in 1959
Peter Doig, born 1959 in Edinburgh, grew up in the Caribbean and Canada, before studying in London. He now lives between London and Trinidad in the Caribbean. The immeasurable character of nature and its metaphysical power, mark his paintings. Inspired by German Romanticism, Edward Hopper, Edvard Munch, and horror films, Doig paints wild, untamed spaces, crossed by traces left by man: dwellings, canoes, silhouettes, etc. His simple vocabulary (man, boat, water, snow), painted from a reality altered by photography, endows his canvases with a certain enigmatic dimension, under their almost naive exterior. Today, a professor at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Doig strives to create a dialogue between his work and that of his students, continuing the history of a school that has played a considerable role in the development of contemporary German painting.