“Maxwell Harold Gimblett Auckland, New Zealand, a second-generation New Zealander …Gimblett’s work is rich and inventive. He is known for his great technical and stylistic range: the monochrome, geometric abstraction, the calligraphic and figurative expressionism all find a place in the work. He uses novel shaped supports: ovals, circles, and rings. However the quatrefoil is the shape he has really made his own…..He was named an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to art in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours….On 26 October 2017, Gimblett received an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato for his philanthropy and achievements in the artistic world..”1, HonD (born 5 December 1935 is a New Zealand and American artist. He is well known for his paintings, sculpture, ink drawings, works on paper, and artist’s books…Gimblett was born in
I associate Gimblett with those precise, church window, clover leaf shapes. There is of course much more to Gimblett than that.
“We are made up of stories….” (and watch out this video just stops)
“Max Gimblett the Quatrefoil King”… https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201844551/max-gimblett-the-quatrefoil-king
And in Tauranga: https://www.artgallery.org.nz/the-universe-max-gimblett
“Nobody says it better….” Gimblett’s website.. http://www.maxgimblett.com/
Documentary: Rhys Mitchell’s documentary ‘Original Mind’ about Max Gimblett is now available to view for free on Vimeo. Rhys spent a week with Max and his studio assistants learning and experiencing his techniques and philosophies.
Gimblett is also a collaborator with an eclectic group of other creatives.
Notes: 1 Wikipedia – Max Gimblett
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Rosemary Balu. Rosemary Balu is the founding and current Managing Editor of ARTbop. Rosemary has arts and law degrees from the University of Auckland. She has been a working lawyer and has participated in a wide variety of community activities where information gathering, submission writing, community advocacy and education have been involved. Interested in all forms of the arts since childhood Rosemary is focused on further developing and expanding multi-media ARTbop as the magazine for all the creative arts in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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