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).