DIOR KIM JONES COLLABORATE WITH THE ARTIST PETER DOIG

A COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST PETER DOIG FOR THE DIOR WINTER 2021-2022 MEN'S COLLECTION

FOR HIS NEW COLLECTION, KIM JONES CHOSE TO COLLABORATE WITH THE ARTIST PETER DOIG, CONTINUING HIS INSPIRING CREATIVE DIALOGUES WITH PIONEERING PERSONALITIES FROM THE WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY ART.
A BRITISH ARTIST OF SCOTTISH ORIGIN, PETER DOIG IS ONE OF THE MOST INVENTIVE/ACCOMPLISHED FIGURES IN CONTEMPORARY ART OF THE LAST THREE DECADES, CELEBRATED BY THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS MUSEUMS INCLUDING THE TATE BRITAIN. SINCE THE EARLY 1990S, HE HAS BEEN RE-ESTABLISHING AND REINVENTING THE POWER OF PAINTING, BREATHING INTO IT A FRESH MODERNITY INHABITED BY A DEEP KNOWLEDGE OF ART HISTORY, AND CROSS-POLLINATING INSPIRATIONS AND DISCIPLINES SUCH AS PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA. PAINTINGS WITH FASCINATING COLORS CONDENSE AND REFLECT POWERFUL MEANING WITH A SINGULAR, POIGNANT VISION, IN PARTICULAR IN TERMS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MANKIND AND NATURE.
THE DIOR WINTER 2021-2022 MEN’S COLLECTION BY KIM JONES WILL BE UNVEILED ON JANUARY 22ND ON DIOR.COM.

PETER DOIG IN HIS STUDIO

PETER DOIG WAS BORN IN EDINBURGH IN 1959 AND RAISED IN TRINIDAD AND CANADA BEFORE SETTLING IN LONDON IN 1979 TO STUDY PAINTING. HE CURRENTLY LIVES AND WORKS IN TRINIDAD AND LONDON. DOIG HAS BEEN THE SUBJECT OF A NUMBER OF MAJOR EXHIBITIONS WORLDWIDE, INCLUDING A MID-CAREER SURVEY ORGANISED BY TATE BRITAIN IN 2008.


IN 2013 THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY, EDINBURGH, ORGANISED NO FOREIGN LANDS, A CRITICALLY LAUDED EXHIBITION FOCUSED ON RECURRENT MOTIFS IN DOIG’S PAINTINGS; THE EXHIBITION LATER TRAVELED TO MUSÉE DES BEAUX-ARTS DE MONTREAL.

AN EXHIBITION DEVOTED TO THE ARTIST’S PAINTINGS AND PRINTS WAS ON VIEW AT LOUISIANA MUSEUM IN HUMLEBÆK, DENMARK, AFTER ORIGINATING AT FONDATION BEYELER IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND IN 2014. DOIG SERVED AS A TRUSTEE OF THE TATE FROM 1995 TO 2000, AND IN 2008 WAS AWARDED THE WOLFGANG HAHN PRIZE OF THE SOCIETY FOR MODERN ART, MUSEUM LUDWIG, COLOGNE.

IN A CAREER SPANNING THREE DECADES PETER DOIG HAS ESTABLISHED HIMSELF AS ONE OF THE MOST INVENTIVE AND ACCOMPLISHED ARTISTS WORKING IN PAINTING TODAY. EARNING INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL RECOGNITION IN THE EARLY 1990S, DOIG RESHAPED THE DISCUSSION AROUND PAINTING AT A TIME WHEN MANY ARTISTS AND CRITICAL THINKERS PREOCCUPIED THEMSELVES WITH RUMOURS OF ITS DEATH. OBSESSED WITH THE EVOCATIVE POTENTIAL OF PAINT AND DECIDEDLY PICTORIAL IN APPEARANCE, DOIG’S WORK EMBRACES THE RECENT HISTORY OF ABSTRACTION, BROADER TRADITIONS OF NARRATIVE PAINTING AND CONTEMPORARY POPULAR CULTURE. HIS INVENTIVE APPROACH TO THE LANGUAGE AND MEDIUM OF PAINTING, COUPLED WITH A USE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMATIC SOURCES, HAS ALLOWED DOIG TO CREATE SOME OF THE MOST RESONANT IMAGES IN CONTEMPORARY ART. THEN AS NOW, HIS SINGULAR APPROACH TO PAINTING AMOUNTS TO A THOROUGH REIMAGINING OF THE MEDIUM’S POTENTIAL FOR DEPTH AND MEANING.

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