Max Gimblett: Original Mind documents the life and process of the eccentric creative genius, Max Gimblett. One of New Zealand’s most successful and internationally prominent living painters, he has been working in America since 1962. He took refuge in the precepts of Buddhism and is an avowed Rensai Zen Priest. He is known for creating quatrefoil-shaped paintings and Sumi Ink ‘enso’ works.
Gimblett has become famous for his ‘all mind-no mind’ approach to painting. “We’re going to turn off our mind, and proceed with gesture; work with our body faster than our mind can follow.”
He has developed a reputation for shouting and stomping whilst painting in an attempt to be completely spontaneous and as an expression of the immediacy of Zen Buddhism.Gimblett’s work is in the collections of many of the world’s leading museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of Art, and the Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki.
Screening with Loading Docs: The Colourist
*Director Rhys Mitchell and Producer Lewis Mitchell will attend the Auckland Festival. A Q&A will follow the screenings.
**Closing Night Film + Wrap Party
AUCKLAND ONLY Sun 4 June 2017
Dress Code: Festive
08.45 pm Film Screening
09.45 pm Q&A with director Rhys Mitchell & producer Lewis Mitchell
10.00 pm Festival Wrap Party at Q Theatre with DJ Arlo & cash bar
- International Premiere