For Dior Winter 2021 Men’s collection, Artistic Director Kim Jones announces the collaboration with one of the most renowned living figurative painters Peter Doig. Following the successful collaborations with Daniel Arsham, Kaws and Hajime Sorayama, Jones continues his inspiring creative dialogues with pioneering personalities from the world of contemporary art.
Peter Doig is one of the most inventive figures in contemporary art of the last three decades, celebrated by the most prestigious museums. 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.
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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 organized by Tate Britain in 2008. In 2013 the Scottish national gallery, Edinburgh, organized 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 Foundation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland in 2014.doig served as a trustee of the Tate from 1995to 2000, and in 2008 was awarded the Wolfgang Hahn prize of the society for modern art, Museum Ludwig, Cologne. – from Dior