Weng Contemporary


Couloir (Red)-Peter Doig-1

An avid winter sportsman, Peter Doig lived in Zermatt for six weeks in 2020 and for four months in 2021, working out of a studio on the mountain. With his inventive, painterly approach, the artist uses alpine imagery and traditional printmaking techniques to investigate landscape, material, and form. These diverse series of etchings reflects a self-referential process of experiment and innovation in which works continuously evolve into their final form. Together, this body of work pays homage to Doig’s passion for skiing and connection to Zermatt, while also referencing a rich tradition of alpine paintings in Western art that began in the 15th century and was carried forward by masters such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Emil Nolde, and Ferdinand Holder.