Max Gimblett

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1935

Ocean Wheel

  • The Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Gift, 2011
  • Pencil, ink, metallic ink, acrylic polymer, oil size and aluminium leaf on Arches Watercolour 300lb paper (France)
  • 559 x 762mm
  • 2011/186
  • 2010

“The inherent mystery of painting and drawing. It not being a skill or a talent but rather an enquiry, speculation, probing the depths, searching for a way into the plane. Whatever you are thinking, in Mind, becomes a translation when flattened into the plane, there is thinking in paint, in gesture, into the plane which is unlike any other activity in life. It is mute, silent, rather like being in the sea, under the surface, and looking upwards into the sun striking low through the waters.” —Max Gimblett (Max Gimblett: Ocean Wheel 1 August – 15 November 2020)