Drawn to Max’s colorful paintings and deep roots in the NZ/NYC art scene, we approached his studio in order to create a collection of rugs inspired by his artwork; namely his lesser known inks on paper. Our goal was to transform his iconic works into textural pieces.
Max paints with the mantra ‘all mind no mind’. A mere deep brush and a mark on paper and his work comes together in an instant. It takes many months to create a hand-knotted rug; this itself gives a new meaning to the artwork, creating a piece that is intrinsically Max yet incorporating a artform that relies on patience and time.
The way you interact with art is different to interacting with a rug. One you can touch, one you ponder, one you can customize, the other has captured a moment in time, a fleeting thought that will never be recreated. We have designed a collection that brings a moment in time into your home, to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
Max Gimblett is one of New Zealand’s most recognised painters. His philosophies and practices encompass influences as varied as Abstract Expressionism, Modernism, Eastern and Western spiritual beliefs, Jungian psychology and ancient cultures. He has been based in New York since the early 1970s and continues to exhibit regularly in the US and throughout New Zealand.
He is well represented in major collections around the world, most significantly in the permanent collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York, the Museum of American Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., the National Gallery of Art of Australia, Melbourne, the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, and the Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.
Biography Credit: Gow Langsford Gallery