Though Tim Maguire was born in England in 1958, his family moved to Australia in 1959 where he resided until 1992. Maguire is regarded as one of Australia's country's most significant artists.
The artist's current practice involves the painterly reconstruction of digital imagery through a process that refers to printing technology. His large-scale paintings mimic the appearance of smooth, mechanical reproduction but their surfaces are disrupted by random elements of physicality; drips, runs and blotches interrupt their reading as purely printed images. According to Maguire, " My chemical interventions are more about breaking imagery down, exposing the process that leads to photographic illusion. I want the imagery to be more raw, with its component parts fitting less neatly, and any illusionism to be tentative."
Maguire currently divides his time between the U.K. and France.
He has exhibited his work extensively in Australia and Europe for over two decades. The artist's work appears in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Galleries of New South Wales, Western Australia and South Australia, and the Kunsthalle Nuremberg. Maguire's paintings are included in several major public and private collections in the United States, Australia, and throughout Europe.