Brian Maguire, 15 Artists to Watch in 2015

ArtNet.com

20 April 2015

Brian Maguire, Police Juaraz, 2012, lithograph

Brian Maguire, Untitled 2014, acylic on linen

Brian Maguire, Massacre (Loredo), 2014, acrylic on linen

Brian Maguire, Paloma, 2012, acrylic on canvas

Brian Maguire, The Guns Flu South, 2012, acrylic on canvas

Brian Maguire has been selected by curator and critic Christian Viveros-Fauné as one of 15 Artists to Watch in 2015 for ArtNet.com.

 

Viveros-Fauve's entry on Maguire reads:

 

"An Irish painter and filmmaker with a nose for social engagement, Brian Maguire has worked on and off in Juárez, Mexico, since 2010. The result of his labors are large scale canvases—featuring open brushstrokes and rough paint handling—that take the poetry and exploitation out of dismembered bodies and portraits of victims of violence, while inevitably leaving guilt and rubber-necked voyeurism intact. A thoughtful yet shocking painter's report from the murder capital of the world, Maguire's work is currently on view in Chelsea at Fergus McCaffrey. His paintings will also be included in the 2016 Beijing Biennial."

 

Published on ArtNet.com, 20 April 2015

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