Flowers by Tim Maguire

01Flowers by Tim Maguire

Tim Maguire (Australian, b. December 26, 1958) is a renowned artist known mostly for his new and innovative approach to painting flowers. Maguire was born in Chertsey, England, but moved to Australia in 1959. There he studied painting at the Sydney College of the Arts and at the City Art Institute before completing his post graduate studies in Germany at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 1985. It was shortly after this that Maguire began developing the style of flower painting that put him in the international spotlight. His style consists of depicting individual flowers magnified to an extreme level, creating a cinematic flowerscape. This unique approach to what is seen as a very traditional subject matter sets him apart from other artists who have painted similar subjects, such as Vincent Van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890) and Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926). Maguire is also renowned for his large-scale representations of small sections of Dutch still-life paintings of the 17th and 18th-century. Although Maguire’s paintings are large, they still demonstrate attention to detail. He has achieved this by his signature practice of combining digital images with multiple layers of paint. This process has allowed him to create a memorable body of work, which he exhibited at shows across Europe and Australia, as well as at a 2009 exhibition, Everything Changes, at the Shanghai University Gallery in Shanghai, China. Many of his most famous works have been left untitled or are named after their subject matter, such as the 1991 painting simply called Hollyhocks. Some of his earlier works have specific titles, including the 1983 painting Intimate Dialogue II, but many of these paintings do not reflect the style that made Maguire famous. The artist’s works have been included in several collections, both private and public, with the public collections mainly being held in Australia. These locations include the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and the Art Gallery of Western Australia. Maguire is currently considered to be one of Australia’s most influential painters, due in part to the six major art prizes he has won. These prizes include what is largely considered his most important award: the Moët and Chandon Fellowship. He received this award in 1993, which brought him to his current part-time residence in France. Maguire also takes up residence in the United Kingdom.

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02Flowers by Tim Maguire

03Flowers by Tim Maguire

04Flowers by Tim Maguire

05Flowers by Tim Maguire

06Flowers by Tim Maguire

07Flowers by Tim Maguire

08Flowers by Tim Maguire

 

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