Max Gimblett

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1935

Certainty

  • The Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Gift, 2011
  • Pencil, ink / Lanaquarelle 300 lb Hot Press Mouldmade 100% Cotton Paper. France
  • 584 x 762mm
  • 2011/152
  • 2002

For the exhibition Yellow Moon: He Marama Kōwhai (28 October 2017 – 28 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:

Max Gimblett is a New Zealand artist living in New York who makes art for contemplation and healing. For him, the art-making process embraces awareness of the unknown and the idea of being part of something bigger. He says: “Human is a tiny part of things. The ocean, the unconscious – these are things that are not knowable. Sometimes you can participate in a work from and in that source.” Gimblett also values “the curiosity that’s endless in beginning a drawing or a painting”, and attempts “to find a voice that will deliver the maximum content in the cleanest, clearest aesthetics”.