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. Curator Shaune 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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Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20190301’ 2019, oil on canvas, 180 x 160 cm. Installation view, ‘Dice Abstracts’ exhibition 2019
Tim Maguire, ‘Dice Abstracts’ 2019, installation view
Tim Maguire, ‘Dice Abstracts’ 2019, installation view
Tim Maguire ‘Dice Abstract 47–5EE5OO3EO’ 2018
unique print, archival pigment ink on paper on aluminium
106 x 106 cm
Tim Maguire ‘Dice Abstract 12–4EE3EE6OE’ 2018
unique print, archival pigment ink on paper on aluminium
106 x 106 cm
The Floating World 2017
Installation view
Untitled 20170303 (installation view) 2017
Oil on canvas
150 x 280 cm
Untitled 20170303 (installation view) 2017
Oil on canvas
150 x 280 cm
The Floating World 2017
Installation view
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