Max Weiler was an Austrian artist with a long career, during the latter part of which he was an abstractionist, with a strong leaning toward landscape. This piece is shockingly
close to Stella’s Moby Dick works, though made of cardboard and chipboard, and quite early. He looks like a missing link between Stella and artists like Karla Black and Leah James, as undoubtedly strange as that may seem to those who know his work. A very thought provoking addition to the repertoire of shaped canvases (not necessarily made of canvas)—cheaper to make than Stella’s reliefs, but doing almost the same thing. Without the big spaces between the parts.