Max Weiler

The late 1950s

18. April - 16. June 2023
W&K Galerie
Strauchgasse 2 | 1010 Wien
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Max Weiler
Max Weiler is one of the great representatives of Austrian painting in the second half of the 20th century, who attracted international attention early on. His creative oeuvre spans a period of around 70 years. The late 1950s represent an important period in Weiler's artistic work, which was to lead him to a first high point of abstraction, in the cycle "Als alle Dinge" (1960-61). His deep connection between the experience of nature and spirituality is the starting point for the development of a gestural-expressive to meditative-abstract painting. These are paintings in which the small and close abruptly changes into an optic of distance. Nature undergoes a metamorphosis. The marriage of creator and creature, who are in love with each other, was just as exemplary for Weiler as his endeavour, after the downfall of the Bund-Neuland ideals, to establish a new foundation for his own work through precise observation of man and nature.