1/16. Maggie Brink, Tenaciously holding the wood-chips together (Planetary landscape), 2018, oil on canvas, 78 × 58 cm
2/16. Maggie Brink, Romance (Is that an ice-cream scoop or are you just pleased to see me?), 2018, oil on canvas, 58 × 78 cm
3/16. Maggie Brink, Accidental Tourist (sunbaking and hungry after dropping the slough), 2018, oil on canvas, 41 × 30.5 cm
4/16. Maggie Brink, Easy Scene. I don’t know why nobody likes him, 2018, oil on canvas, 43 × 56 cm
5/16. Maggie Brink, (̶T̶o̶e̶ ̶-̶ ̶j̶a̶m̶b̶ ̶-̶ ̶s̶a̶n̶d̶a̶l̶ ̶-̶ ̶s̶l̶a̶p̶/̶p̶o̶w̶e̶r̶ ̶p̶r̶o̶s̶e̶)̶ Power Pose, 2018, oil on canvas, 41 × 30.5 cm
6/16. Maggie Brink, FUCK SCHOOL, 2018, oil on canvas, 23 × 30.5 cm
7/16. Maggie Brink, Alien in the Shower , 2018, oil on canvas, 78 × 58 cm
8/16. Maggie Brink, Heart chakra / Hard Shaka, 2018, oil on canvas, 41 × 30.5 cm
9/16. Maggie Brink, Mystery sheets/ holiday streets. Something on your mind, isn’t it, 2018, oil on canvas, 30.5 × 40.5 cm
10/16. Maggie Brink, I Wagyu [Whoaa- ah -ohh (music)], 2018, oil on canvas, 78 × 58 cm
11/16. Maggie Brink, Spring Pancake, oil on canvas, 30.6 × 41 cm
12/16. Maggie Brink, Snake in the grass, Shakin’ my arse 2018, oil on canvas, 56 × 41 cm
13/16. Maggie Brink, Ghost Pony Slippery Horse, 2018, oil on canvas, 58 × 78 cm
14/16. Maggie Brink, Nothing but time. Driven not by the mind but the spinal cord, 2018, oil on canvas, 41 × 56 cm
15/16. Maggie Brink, Kitsch Cat, 2018, oil on canvas, 56 × 41 cm
16/16. Maggie Brink, Alien Alien Crocodile Shadow, 2018, oil on canvas, 56 × 41 cm
Maggie Brink works predominantly with oil painting, using fragmented and banal images to build ambiguous, layered and ghost like representations of inanimate objects, landscapes and figures. Her expanded practice includes sculptural work, utilising a wide range of found materials including studio detritus.
Processes of collecting, archiving and editing images that she uses as the sources for her work, are integral to her practice. These images, selected on a largely intuitive basis, reference and engage with tv shows, slogans, generic branding, science, popular culture, history and mythology, as well as a growing archive of her own photographs. Brink uses painting and sculpture to transform these images, creating a subtle and awkward exchange – trading in subjective associative responses to produce open ended and multiple meanings through her work.
Maggie Brink (b. 1983, Brisbane, Australia) currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, (2014) and is currently working towards completion of her MFA at Sydney College of the Arts in 2018. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and New Zealand, and recent solo exhibitions include: Alien Alien Crocodile Shadow, ReadingRoom, Melbourne (2018), Pale Blue Dot Dot Dot, Firstdraft, Sydney (2017), County Athletics, Knulp, Sydney (2017).