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. Dr Shaune Lakin, Head Curator – International Art at National Gallery of Australia 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.

Old World, New World exhibition
13 March – 10 April 2021
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Tim Maguire, portrait by Andrew Curtis, 12 March 2021
From the Old World, New World exhibition, 13 March – 10 April 2021: Tim Maguire ‘Bell 20201201’ 2020, oil on canvas, 190 x 420 cm
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20201001’ 2020, oil on canvas, 153 x 168 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20210101’ 2021, oil on canvas, 137 x 137 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20210201’ 2021, oil on canvas, 3 panels, 153 x 414 cm in total. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20201101’ 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20201003’ 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20201102’ 2020, oil on canvas, 122 x 122 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Untitled 20201002’ 2020, oil on canvas, 153 x 153 cm. From the exhibition Old World, New World 2021
Tim Maguire ‘Dice Abstracts’ exhibition 4 May – 1 June 2019