Choisi - one at a time proposes a reflection on visual perception, with Max Cole's artwork Malachi (1999) from the Artphilein Foundation collection.
The artist realises her artworks in a state of total concentration and immersion, by using the parameters she fixed and has been following since decades: a reduced range of colors, a particular attention to the background,which is composed of multiple layers of rubbed and sanded color, a free hand diagram of short strokes, from top to bottom, from left to right. The vertical and horizontal lines are the primary and distinguishing elements of Max Cole's works, who don’t seek the formal perfection in the execution. Only at first glance her paintings appear geometric and abstract, but with a greater attention their vibrations and rhythms come up with a special ever different experience of visual perception.
The display is completed by the projection of some Max Cole's thoughts about art. The artworks on display from the Artphilein Foundation collection are on permanent consignment at the Kunstmuseum in Vaduz.
Max Cole was born in 1937 in Hodgeman County, Kansas; she lives and works in California. Her works are part of many important art collections such as the ones of Metropolitan Museum and MoMA in New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Collezione Panza di Biumo in Varese, Museum of Modern Art in Wuppertal, Ingolstadt, Koln and Munich, Mies Van der Rohe House in Berlin.