Sunday, April 22, 2012

Martin Browne Contemporary - Tim Maguire

A garden of luscious delights, Poppies and lot’s of Poppies, a big bunch of fresh Poppies in all their lovely colours, looking through the bunch you can see the delicate undersides and centers, the colours are gloriously sumptuous. So I will try hard not to sound to flowery in my review.

‘Untitled 20120302’ oil on canvas has this most beautiful blue in the background as if the bunch is being held up against this bluest of blue skies, it caresses the outline of the flowers bringing their vividness to the forefront. The same applies to ‘Untitled 20120301’ oil on canvas which has more of the stems and undersides showing.

‘Untitled 20120103’ oil on canvas has a darker background but still produces a strong representation of the inner workings of these flowers, droopy buds that will eventually stand upright and aging flowers slowly loosing it’s petals. Poppies work so much better in large groups all huddled together, they work well like that as they seem a bit lost all by themselves.

I have always loved Tim’s work even from the first time I saw it, probably way back in the 80’s, then I was fortunate to be in a group show with him at Mori Gallery and got to know him a little. I still drool when I see his work, well maybe not literally but close as he is in my top 5 favourite Artist’s of all time.

Fleur MacDonald

29th March - 22nd April 2012

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