Tim Maguire's artistic practice involves a painterly reinterpretation of the three-color separation process used in color printing. The appearance of smooth, mechanical reproduction is combined with painterly effects that introduce the artist's hand and an element of chance. Most well-known for his flower paintings that depict highly magnified floral imagery, Maguire reinvents his subjects and alters the way we see the everyday, presenting work that is unlike anything found in nature.
Maguire was born in Chertsey, England, in 1958. The following year, his family moved to Australia where he was raised and lived as an adult until 1992. He studied at the Kunstakadamie in Dusseldorf and Sydney College of the Arts. Maguire is regarded as one of Australia's leading artists. His work has been widely published and exhibited there and abroad and is held by the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Galleries of New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, and the Kunsthalle Nuremberg.
Maguire lives and works in France and England.
Text by Tony Godfrey,
and Cate Blanchett
252 pages, 200 color illustrations