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Title

Untitled 20081003

2008


Artist

Tim Maguire

United Kingdom, Australia

1958 -


About

Tim Maguire is an artist who investigates making paintings within the age of mechanical reproduction. In his paintings, Maguire reworks photographic media through appropriation or by emulating CMY colour-separation processes used in commercial printing. Despite this interest in mechanical reproduction, the works are meticulously hand painted. The passing of time and temporality are also underlying themes in Maguire's works; they often depict nature suspended in growth or decay not unlike momento mori or vanitas motifs found in 17th century Dutch still-lifes. These aspects of Maguire's practice are foregrounded in this painting, 'Untitled 20081003' 2008, which he describes as "a testament to the passage of time - the knobby accretions at the ends of old pollarded linden branches, where each year they are cut back and bright red new growths reshoot [1]".

1. Tim Maguire, Everything changes: Tim Maguire 2002-2017, Newcastle Art Gallery, 2017, np


Details


Date

2008


Media category

Painting


Materials used

diptych: oil on canvas


Dimensions

181.9 x 403.6 x 3.5 cm overall :

a - left panel, 181.9 x 202 x 3.5 cm, stretcher

b - right panel, 181.8 x 201.6 x 3.5 cm, stretcher


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.l. verso on canvas [part b], black crayon? "Maguire '08/ ...".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

48.2018.a-b


Artist information

Tim Maguire

Works in the collection

6


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Everything changes: Tim Maguire 2002-2017, Newcastle, 2017, n.pag..