Peter Doig Exhibition.


Peter Doig (1959-), one of the most important artists of today, will be held at the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo on Wednesday, February 26th. Non will be the audio guide navigator for the National Museum of Modern Art.


Known as a painter for romantic and mysterious landscapes, Peter Doig has been a global frontrunner in contemporary art. Since being nominated for the prestigious Turner Prize in 1994, his exhibitions have been held at prestigious museums. He is also highly regarded in the art market, and one of his masterpieces, "Curving", was awarded at the Christie's Auction in 2015 for about $ 26 million (about 3 billion yen at that time).


At first glance, Peter Doig's art looks like a scene created solely by the imagination of the individual. However, it is created by a combination of diverse images, including compositions and motifs of modern painters such as Gauguin, Van Gogh, Matisse, and Munch. He also draws inspiration from movies and advertising graphics, and landscapes of Canada and Trinidad and Tobago where he lived. “Ski Jacket” is drawn based on a newspaper advertisement at a ski resort in Niseko, Japan. La Peyer's Wall is a work in which a man walks along the outer wall of a cemetery in Trinidad and Tobago. The images and the artist's own experience are combined to create an unprecedented landscape that inspires our imagination.


Several large works are exhibited at this exhibition, some of which are more than 3 meters wide. It's not just big, it is a huge scale.

Peter Doig (1959-)

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1959. He grew up in Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean island nation, and Canada. He earned a master's degree in Chelsea College of Art and Design in London in 1990. He was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1994 and moved to Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago) in 2002. He has held exhibitions including The Tate (London, 2008), The Museum of Modern Art, Paris (2008), The National Gallery of Scotland (Edinburgh, 2013), The Bayerer Foundation (Basel, 14-15), The Separation Hall (Vienna, 19), etc.  He has had a great influence on artists of the same and subsequent generations and is often described as "a painter among painters", as a master of the past.


Comment from Non:

"Doig's work is very nice in color, and it has a cute and stylish impression. His artworks make me feel "nostalgic". Each painting creates a mysterious atmosphere, which is also fascinating. My voice will be used as a navigator with the thought that people who listen to the audio guide will be able to concentrate on a different artistic world. The audio guide introduces Doig's wonderful words and stories of various works, so I am so thrilled to be a part of it".



[Exhibition Information]

■ Exhibition Name: Peter Doig Exhibition

■ Date: February 26 (Wed)-June 14 (Sun), 2020
■ Opening hours: 10: 00-17: 00

■ Friday and Saturday until 20:00 (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
■ Closed days: Mondays (open on March 30 and May 4), Thursday, May 7

■ Organizers: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Yomiuri Shimbun, Pia
■ Special Sponsor: George Econom Collection, Michael Werner Gallery
■ Sponsor: Dai Nippon Printing
■ Cooperation: Yageo Foundation, Light and Richt Co., Ltd.

■ Venue: The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
3-1 Kitanomaru Park, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8322

■ Access: 3-minute walk from Exit 1b of Takebashi Station on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line

■ Viewing fee:
General = 1,700 (1,500) yen University student = 1,100 (900) yen High school student = 600 (400) yen
* All consumption tax included
* (): Advance ticket fee or group fee for 20 or more people
* Advance tickets will be sold from December 21, 2019 (Saturday)-February 25, 2020 (Tuesday)
* Free for junior high school students and below and persons with a disability certificate and their accompanying person (1 person)
* MOMAT Collection (4F-2F, collections gallery)
You can also see the small project "Sho Kitawaki: Looking at the Universe with One Seed" (2F, Gallery 4).

■ Inquiries: 03-5777-8600 (Hello dial)
■ Special site:

[Voice guide details]

■ Audio Guide Navigator: Non (Actress / Artist)

■ Special Commentary: Masuhiro Masuda (Senior Researcher, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo)

■ Recording time: about 30 minutes

■ Lending price on the day: 600 yen (tax included) * Per person.