Max Weiler

Exhi­bi­tion from 07/18/2020 – 07/31/2020

Max Weil­er (1910–2001) was one of the most impor­tant and pro­duc­tive Euro­pean painters and drafts­men of his gen­er­a­tion. He was an artist who, since his begin­nings in 1930, has opened up a wide field of autonomous dis­cov­ery with works on paper and has worked con­sis­tent­ly on his unmis­tak­able work right up to the end.
With the pic­tures cre­at­ed in the first half of the 1960s, Weil­er achieved the break­through in his pre­vi­ous endeav­ors to trans­late nat­ur­al process­es into paint­ing. In his pic­tures “Like a Land­scape”, Weil­er found those artis­tic solu­tions for him­self that were of deci­sive impor­tance for every­thing else.
Weil­er began the series of images “Like a Land­scape” in Tyrol. This com­plex of works reflects the artist’s bond with the Tyrolean land­scape and builds a bridge to the sec­ond half of his life, which he has spent main­ly in Vien­na since he was appoint­ed to the Acad­e­my of Fine Arts in 1964.
In the fes­ti­val exhi­bi­tion, the gallery shows oil paint­ings and works on paper from the work com­plex “Like a Land­scape” from 1961 to 1966.

Pho­tos © Robert Najar