“Imagination is the beginning of creation.
You imagine what you desire,
you will what you imagine,
and at last, you create what you will.”
– George Bernard Shaw
Tim Duncan (1972) was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. He studied philosophy and art. He has been living in the Netherlands for the past 20 years.
Painting for me is like leading an orchestra.
Each instrument (each color) is important to the whole.
My paintings are imaginative, innocent, sometimes bordering on holy. They are also playful.
Tim started painting at the age of sixteen. In 1990 he had an exhibition at Trinity College in Dublin, where he showed oil paintings inspired by Yves Tanguy and Salvador Dali. The paintings were characterized by a surprising amount of skill and a unique and great refinement.
“The artist must be both courageous and vulnerable.”
Since then, Tim has stoutted a number of major setbacks in his personal life. After all, he managed to continue his work, albeit with interruptions. Since 2000 he has been working continuously in pastel colors with geometric shapes, human figures and structures in many variations as subjects. They are very bright and have enormous control over shapes and colors.