The Daring Young Man on The Flying Trapeze is a collection of new works by visionary painter Max Gimblett. For Gimblett, the notion of time is circular and, fittingly, his recent paintings emanate a youthfulness that belies his seventy-five years. Although continuing with elements that have defined his practice over the past five decades, in The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze his works are particularly celebratory. Flamboyant colours are fused with his often reticent surfaces and geometric patterns sit alongside his vivacious brushwork.
Borrowing from the title of William Saroyan’s seminal text, The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze (1934), Max Gimblett celebrates the spectacle of everyday existence in this new body of work. The exhibition of over twenty paintings will continue at a second space at John Leech Gallery on neighbouring Kitchener Street and is accompanied by a full colour catalogue. View the online catalogue here.