Mark John Maguire

Artist

Points of Departure - paintings by Mark John Maguire

 

 Stalemate

by Mark John Maguire

Oil on canvas

52" x 35"

19 November 2015

 

Endgame
by Mark John Maguire

What shall we say now we have come to this impasse?
Where the moment bleak and unrehearsed,
Awaits the fateful meeting of our eyes...
Shall we kiss one final time,
Discard our vows and say farewell?
In this place that echoes with such sounds,
The cries and laughter of days unwound,
Or simply turn, shake hands, like strangers now, and say so long?

Oh we are tired of new, of old, beginnings - and know the moves too well -
Have danced the patterns of our chequered days
Around the universal clock's last rays,
And Capablanca turns his king upon its side,
Resigns the rocking horse's ride,
For all the certainties we swore, have died.

MJM

#MarkJohnMaguire #Stalemate #Maguirepoetry #chirico #metaphysical

A Lost Cause   

by Mark John  Maguire

Oil on canvas

30" x 20" (75 cms x 50 cms) 

21 January 2016

 

 https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1/photos/a.174836686045046.1073741830.172299286298786/436998063162239/?type=3

 #markjohnmaguire #maguireart #metaphysicalart #bridgeofchoice #bridgerendesvous #rendesvouswithdeath #contemporaryart

At First Sight

A man in a dark suit sits on a station platform as a woman in a red dress, carrying her shoes in her hand walks by. The platform is deserted and the sun climbs above the horizon and lights the space between them. The man fixes his gaze on the woman who is, as yet, unaware of him. This contemporary painting by UK artist Mark John Maguire captures a moment whose story lies both before and after this moment. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#Atfirstsight #MarkJohnMaguire #Newportplatform #chirico #metaphysical

Requiem

 

 Requiem

by Mark John Maguire

Oil on canvas

2015

A woman in red and a dark suited man sit in an apartment in which the furniture is covered in dust sheets. A bunch of yellow flowers lies abandoned on the floor and a prominent clock on the wall displays the time of 5 past 4. Outside the panoramic window there are ruins over which the sun is seen on the horizon. The scene is one of disillusionment, loss and the failure of communication between human beings. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#Requiem #Markjohnmaguire #fivepast4 #contemporaryartmaguire #chirico #metaphysical

End of the Affair

by Mark John Maguire 

60" x 48"

Oil on canvas

 

 

The end of a relationship in a stylish but spartan warehouse apartment overlooking the Thames from South London. The woman in a red dress stands negligent near the window, which reveals a panoramic view of the City of London at night. The man sits on a leather sofa, dark suited and tie undone, smoking a cigarette. The room is lit by a single standard lamp, casting harsh light across the blue room. An upturned tea chest serves as a table and there are 2 empty wine bottles and an empty glass resting on it. 2012. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#endoftheaffair #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart @teachestart #chirico #metaphysical

The End of Evening's Empire

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas 

Amidst classical ruins a standing man stares at the sun on the distant horizon and a woman in a red dress sits nearby on a block of stone. The 2 are captive of their surroundings whose pillars cast long shadows towards the viewer. A broken umbrella lies open in the middle ground. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#endofeveningsempire #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #romanruinsart #chirico #metaphysical

Fallen Angels

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A priest stands in a night church drinking and smoking while a woman seated on a low table in a red dress attends to her shoe... She also has a drink near to a stack of hymn books and a collection box.

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#fallenangels #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

A Torn Canvas - Split Infinity

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A rainy Saturday night in Newport, the street lights reflecting the colours of the night in the wet pavements. The scene is disturbed by an apparent tear in the canvas through which a man is emerging from a small bare room into the street... 2012. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#splitinfinity #torncanvasart #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

A Small Box

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

The blue room and a cigarette: a man sits on a wooden chair in his shirt sleeves deep in contemplation. Beside him is a small box. Urban realism, Cardiff 2011. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#smallboxart #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

 

Elegy for Lost Illusions

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

 

A man and woman in evening dress stand separately in front of a swimming pool as the sun goes down. A modernistic villa is in the background and on the horizon there are 3 wind turbines...

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#elegyforlostillusions #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

Table for One

30" x 20"

Oil on canvas

A stylish woman sits alone in a high city restaurant with a glass of wine and single red rose in a vase. Urban realism, 2012. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#tableforone #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

Perfect Recall

by Mark John Maguire  

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

On a seafront in bright moonlight, a man standing near an E-Type Jaguar watches another man and woman near the sea and remembers something... https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#perfectrecall #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #etypeart  #chirico #metaphysical

The Train to Nowhere at all

 by Mark John Maguire

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A train stands on the station platform in Cardiff. A man sits on a suitcase on the platform and a young girl with a teddy bear in her hand stands watching him. The man is turned away from the girl. Urban realism, 2012. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#traintonowhereatall #markjohnmaguire #maguireartcontemporary #nowhereplatform #chirico #metaphysical

Cardiff Rain

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

                        

Queen Street, Cardiff 2012. The street is lit like a magic wonderland, the people dark silhouette, oblivious to their condition.. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#cardiffrainart #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #chirico #metaphysical

Sentinel

by Mark John Maguire 

24" x 16"

Oil on canvas

                                             

Newport city centre, 2012. Colour and light flourish amidst the urban geometry and the rain fuses the colour of night. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#sentinelart #maguireartcontemporary #markjohnmaguire #newportrainart #chirico #metaphysical

Night Light

by Mark John Maguire 

30" x 20"

Oil on canvas

Newport city centre, 2012. The rain and light form a corridor in the night. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#nightlightsart #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #newportrainart #chirico #metaphysical

Perfect Strangers

by Mark John Maguire 

30" x 20"

Oil on canvas

A man and woman in evening dress stand distant against a city skyline at sunrise. Nearby is an MGA Roadster sports car. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#perfectstrangers #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #minortragediesinblue #chirico #metaphysical

 

Morning Shadows

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

In a morning apartment a man sits disinterestedly at a piano while a woman sits sideways on a chair in red dress, her stiletto high heels discarded on the floor. A bucket with an unopened bottle of champagne sits on a tea chest with 2 unused glasses. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#morningshadows #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #minortragediesinblue #chirico #metaphysical

 

At the Bridge of Sighs

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A man in a dark suit wearing a trilby hat leans against the parapet of a bridge at sunrise. Behind him a city lies in ruins and a pair of red stiletto heels lie on the floor. A newspaper lies on the kerb nearby.

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#thebridgeofsighs #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #minortragediesinblue #chirico #metaphysical

The Colours of Sleep

by Mark John Maguire 

20" x 16"

Oil on canvas

If there is a real world it is the world of dreams. 2013. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#coloursofsleep #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #chirico #metaphysical

A Chance Meeting

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

He's caught amongst his memories, waiting for the sound of stilettos on stone, a cry from the rain and she's here once more: a chance meeting, London Embankment, 2012.  https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#chancemeeting #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #embankmentlondonart #chirico #metaphysical

A Lost Moment

by Mark John Maguire 

Oil on canvas

 2014

In a city skyline restaurant a man in a dark suit and brown shoes walks by a table where a woman in a red dress glances up. Their eyes meet and in a fleeting moment of recognition their worlds connect. The woman's partner, as the other patrons of the restaurant, is oblivious to this shared moment, which may reference previous occasions. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#alostmoment #markjohnmaguire #maguirecontemporaryart #restaurantart #chirico #metaphysical

Waiting for the Night Train

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A solitary figure sits on a railway track with a bottle at his feet, smoking a cigarette one evening. A train is impending. Cardiff 2012. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#waitingforthenighttrain #markjohnmaguire #trainart maguirecontemporaryart #chirico #metaphysical

Another Time, Another Place

 by Mark John Maguire

40" x 30"

Oil on canvas

A man in evening dress stands beside an MGA Roadster on the seashore. It is sunrise and the moon is also visible in the sky - between the two a passenger plane is seen. A little way off, a woman walks on the sand, her stiletto high heels are near the man.  https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1/photos/a.174836686045046.1073741830.172299286298786/410425435819502/?l=d04297dc31

#anothertimeanotherplace #markjohnmaguire maguirecontemporary #chirico #metaphysical

 

 

Streetlife

by Mark John Maguire 

40" x 30" 

Oil on canvas

Cardiff 2013. After the summer rain, the street emerge from the night. https://www.facebook.com/markjohnmaguire1?ref=hl

#markjohnmaguire #streetlifeart #maguirecontemporaryart #maguiremodernart #chirico #metaphysical

 

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