Tim Maguire

Tim Maguire’s paintings and prints are cinematic in scale and distinctive for their rich colouration and technical skill.  Giant flowers and golden fruit resonate from ambiguous backgrounds.  The work is sumptuous, romantic.  Shaun Lakin argues that Maguire’s painting is “both historical and contemporary”.  But these modes “do not exactly co-exist …they rub up against each other.”

Maguire uses digital photographs as source material for his oil paintings.  He applies colour separation techniques – not unlike those used in commercial printing – which blur the distinction between the digital and the handcrafted.

Tim Maguire has exhibited extensively in Europe and Australia for more than two decades, including a 2008 major solo show at Ikon Gallery, UK. For many years he has worked collaboratively with the French master printer, Franck Bordas.

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Bondi 2010
High definition video
12 minutes, 40 seconds
Cook Park 2010
High definition video
8 minutes, 18 seconds
Fountain, Botanical Gardens, Melbourne 2010
High definition video
9 minutes, 10 seconds
Refractions I 2008
Digital pigment ink on paper
90 x 135 cm
Refractions II 2008
Digital pigment ink on paper
90 x 135 cm
Refractions III 2008
Digital pigment ink on paper
90 x 135 cm
Refractions IV 2008
Digital pigment ink on paper
90 x 135 cm
Refraction V 2008
Digital pigment ink on paper
90 x 135 cm
Untitled 20080901 2008
Oil on canvas
182 x 162 cm
Untitled 20080605 2008
Oil on canvas
145 x 120 cm