Avibrant meditation on the difficult beauty of the Caribbean, taking the form of a dialogue between a Nobel Prize–winning poet and a renowned figurative painter.
Morning, Paramin offers us a stunning collaboration between a Nobel Prize–winning poet, Derek Walcott, and a renowned figurative painter, Peter Doig. It journeys through the physical and psychological landscapes of two lives, from the snowy landscapes of Edmonton to the sun-washed shores of the Caribbean, from the process of mourning a loved one to the experience of watching a film. Taking the form of a call-and-response, with paintings on one side and poetry on the other, Morning, Paramin lets Walcott’s characteristic perception and wit shine through in his illuminating responses to Doig’s luminescent paintings. Both poems and paintings are triumphant celebrations of life’s pleasures and pains—loving, observing, and aging.
Peter Doig was born in Scotland in 1959. He has lived and worked in Trinidad since 2002. He was nominated for the Turner Prize and received the Prix Eliette von Karajan in 1994. He was the recipient of the Wolfgang Hahn Prize in 2008. Major solo exhibitions have been shown at the Tate Britain, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and the Fondation Beyeler.
“Whatever his subject, no living poet rivals Walcott in his mastery of line, or in his rhetoric, which is always varied and surprising, yet elevated and vitally connected with tradition.” —Adam Kirsch, The Barnes & Noble Book Review.
“Doig is a jewel of genuine imagination, sincere work and humble creativity.”